Washington has also imposed sanctions against the RDIF and its head Kirill Dmitriev.

The U.S. Treasury Department has banned American citizens from carrying out transactions with the Central Bank of Russia, the National Welfare Fund (NWF) and the Russian Ministry of Finance. This is stated in a statement posted on the website of the American financial department on Monday.

As noted, this restriction “immobilizes any assets of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation” in the United States. Washington has also imposed sanctions against the Russian Direct Investment Fund and its head Kirill Dmitriev.