Mark Zuckerberg banned from Russia

The Facebook founder is one of 29 US officials, businesspeople, and journalists who have been banned by Moscow. They are banned from entering Russia indefinitely.

Moscow has sanctioned 29 US citizens, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Vice President Kamala Harris, in response to US sanctions against Russian government officials and their families. They have an indefinite ban on entering Russia, RT reports.

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday that “executives, businessmen, experts, and journalists who shape the Russophobic agenda, as well as the spouses of a number of high-ranking officials” are being barred in response to anti-Russian sanctions affecting families of officials, scientists, cultural, and business figures.

Along with Zuckerberg, LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky, as well as the presidents and CEOs of military industry giants Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, L3 Harris Technologies, Leidos, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Aerojet Rocketdyne have been blacklisted by Moscow. Huntington Ingalls Industries, a shipbuilder, and AeroVironment, a drone manufacturer, have also been sanctioned. On the blacklist were also the director of the Mitchell Institute of Aerospace Studies and the president of Bank of America.

Russia also sanctioned US politicians and their spouses, starting with Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff, White House Chief of Staff Ronald Klein, State Department spokesman Ned Price, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks, vice-chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Christopher W. Grady, and the deputy health secretary, listed as “Richard/Rachel Levine.”

Evan Ryan, the wife of Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Margaret Goodlander, the wife of National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, were also listed in the Russian sanctions. The list of sanctioned spouses is completed by Robert Kagan, husband of Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland.

Forsided, 22.04.2022
Source: RT News

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