Russia issued a statement, on April 21, with a list of sanctioned Americans who will not be allowed to enter the Eastern European country. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, they are held responsible for the “Russophobic agenda” of disinformation. The ban extends to 29, including the CEO of arms manufacturer Northrup Grumann, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris.
“These individuals are denied entry into the Russian Federation indefinitely,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, according to Reuters.
According to a translation, the Russian Foreign Ministry identified the individuals responsible for shaping the “Russophobic agenda” in the United States, reports the Business Insider.
According to Fortune, the ministry also said it imposed the sanctions in response to the Biden Administration’s “ever-expanding anti-Russian sanctions” against a growing number of Russian citizens.
Notably, the list did not include the names of top U.S. business leaders, such as Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, who has been proactive in dealing with Russian disinformation, Business Insider reported.
Zuckerberg’s platforms, Facebook and Instagram, are also accused of war disinformation and are banned in Russia.
In March, President Joe Biden was also sanctioned and then announced a round of sanctions against 398 members of Congress. He said the list was created on “the basis of reciprocity,” referring to when the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned 328 members of Russia’s lower house of parliament on March 24, Business Insider reported on April 13
The 29 Americans who are no longer allowed to enter Russia are:
1. Kamala Devi Harris, Vice President of the United States
2. Kathleen Holland Hicks, First Deputy Secretary of Defense
3. Christopher Watson Grady, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
John Francis Kirby, Deputy Secretary of Defense, an official representative of the Department of Defense
5. Ronald Klain, White House chief of staff
6. Evan Maureen Ryan, secretary of the president’s cabinet, wife of Secretary of State E. Blinken
7. Margaret Goodlander, counselor to the attorney general, wife of assistant to the president of the United States for national security J. Sullivan
8. Douglas Craig Emhoff, husband of Vice President Harris
9. Robert Kagan, political scientist, husband of senior deputy secretary of state W. Nuland
10. Edward Price, State Department spokesman
11. Richard/Rachel Levine, Deputy Health Secretary
12. Brian Thomas Moynihan, chairman and chief executive officer of Bank of America
13. Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Elliot Zuckerberg), co-founder and chairman of the board of directors of Meta (formerly Facebook)
14. Kathy Warden, president and chief executive officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
15. Phebe Novakovic, president of General Dynamics
16. Michael Petters, President, Huntington Ingalls Industries
17. William Brown, President, L-3 Harris Technologies
18. Wahid Nawabi, President, Aeroambiente
19. Roger Krone, President, Leidos
20. Horacio Rozanski, president of Booz Allen Hamilton
21. Eilee Drake, President of Aerojet Rocketdyne
22. Deptua, director of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies research institute 23
23. Ryan Roslansky, CEO of LinkedIn social network
24. George Stephanopoulos, anchor of ABC TV channel
25. Matthew Kroenig, deputy director of the NGO B. Scowcroft Center for Strategic Security
26. David Ignatius ( David Reynolds Ignatius ), journalist, an expert at the Wilson Center
27. Edward Acevedo, a former member of the Illinois Legislature, an expert at the Wilson Center
28. Kevin Rothrock, Wilson Center expert, editor-in-chief of the English version of the media portal Meduza
29. Bianna Vitalievna Golodryga, CNN senior international analyst
It is not yet known what repercussions these sanctions imposed by the Russian state will have or whether further measures will be taken against Putin, his family, and other Russian business people.