Mikhail Fridman

Who made 'Putin's List'? A broad scope of Russia's political and business elite

Who made 'Putin's List'? A broad scope of Russia's political and business elite

The White House list of Russian politicians and business elite — seen as possible targets for sanctions — includes a wide spectrum of the country’s industry and political establishment. The list has stunned Moscow, where the roster is seen as much broader than anticipated.

The Kremlin has promised to respond soon.

In total, there are 210 names on the Trump administration’s list. Of those, 96 are so-called “oligarchs,” a wealthy class of Russia’s most influential — and rich — businessmen who are believed to have close ties to the Kremlin and to Russian President Vladimir...

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