There’s only one way to avoid such a problem - stay the hell out of Russia.My position is that this was a terrible deal. By setting this precedent all the Russians have to do is grab some American that either does nothing illegal or perhaps breaks a minor law like marijuana possession and hold them hostage to exchange for some really nasty Russian criminal.
Another great job by the Biden administration. It's like going into a car dealership and paying MSRP plus a couple of thousand extra for dealer added extras plus a bunch of extra extended warranties. Biden handled this about as well as he has the economy.