U.S. releases list of 210 politicians, businessmen close to Putin

U.S. releases list of 210 politicians, businessmen close to Putin

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has presented in the Congress the so-called "Kremlin report," which includes the names of Russian officials and businessmen believed to be close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The list includes 114 officials and parliamentarians and 96 businessmen, according to the Meduza media outlet. 

Those on the list are Head of the Presidential Administration Anton Vaino, his first deputies Sergei Kiriyenko and Alexei Gromov, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov, presidential aide Vladislav Surkov, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his 22 cabinet ministers, State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin, Federation Council Chairwoman Valentina Matviyenko, Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller, Sberbank CEO German Gref, FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko, Russian Prosecutor General Yury Chayka, Head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin, Director of the Federal National Guard Service Viktor Zolotov, entrepreneurs Roman Abramovich, Oleg Deripaska, Yevgeny Kaspersky, Suleyman Kerimov, Vladimir Potanin, Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven, Arkady and Boris Rotenberg, Gennady Timchenko, Oleg Tinkov, Arkady Volozh, Mikhail Prokhorov, Alexander Mamut, Kirill Shamalov, and others.

According to the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), the U.S. administration was to present a report to the Congress with a list of Russia's most influential politicians and oligarchs from Putin's entourage. It is anticipated that this list could serve as a basis for the introduction of sanctions by the U.S. Congress against Russia.


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