struggling to shrug off

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Hi, I read an article from the Newsweek magazine and I cannot translate the following expression:
Russia is struggling to shrug off the "new normal" ball and chain.
Even if "struggling" means : have difficulty to do something. And "Shrug off" means : to be bothered. I don't understand this sentence.
Thank you in advance.
  • Ellea1

    Senior Member
    Southern French

    La Russie lutte pour ignorer (ne pas faire cas du) le nouveau boulet

    shrug off means "to minimize the importance of something"
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