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Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/world-war-russia-mind-u-084905338.html

Still, turning Russia into a ringed-off economic fortress isn't at the heart of Glazyev's prescriptions. Faced with a souring climate abroad, the country should promote import substitution and policies aimed at reversing the brain drain that's sapped Russia's scientific prowess.

What does ringed-off mean?

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Ring-off here means to isolate something. (alt. insulate, remove (from the world), separate, disconnect, et al.)

  • A similar term is roped-off. – user3169 Aug 9 '14 at 16:22
  • 'Ring-fenced' is a more familiar term meaning isolated etc – peterG Aug 10 '14 at 2:27

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