March 21, 2014

Russia's Liberals Will Feel Sting of Sanctions

Julia Ioffe, The New Republic

The Associated Press

Today, the Obama administration imposed sanctions on sixteen high-ranking Russian officials as well as four of Putin's best friends who, magically, have become multi-billionaires in the last decade. This, with a few notable people missing from the list, is the most inner of inner circles. These sanctions are going to sting, because these people aren't just multi-billionaires, but men who, because of their closeness to Putin, control much of the Russian economy: railroads, banks, construction, media. One of the men, Yury Kovalchuk, even had his bank, Rossiya, sanctioned.

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TAGGED: Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Sanctions


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