The sanctions list includes high–ranking American officials and representatives of such large companies as Netflix, Universal Pictures, CBS and others.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia announced the imposition of sanctions against 61 American citizens. The corresponding statement was published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the sanctions were imposed “in response to the ever-expanding U.S. sanctions against Russian political and public figures, as well as representatives of domestic business.”
A number of American officials were included in the list of citizens who fell under sanctions, including two heads of ministries – U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.
Other officials included in the sanctions list include White House Communications Director Katherine Bedingfield, Head of the Cyberspace Security and Digital Policy Bureau of the State Department Jennifer Bacchus, advisers to the U.S. President Michael Donilon and Steven Ricchetti, head of the Department of State Office for Sanctions Coordination James O’Brien and others.
In addition to American officials, the sanctions also affected business representatives. In particular, the Foreign Ministry announced the inclusion in the list of representatives of “leading military-industrial complex corporations, media platforms and rating agencies, aircraft and shipbuilding companies.” Among them are current and former top managers of companies such as OneWeb, the CBS media corporation, the Universal Pictures film company, the owner of the Netflix streaming platform of the same name, Delta Airlines, one of the divisions of Northrop Grumman and others.