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U.S. Sanctions Usmanov, Prigozhin Among Russian Elites

  • Sanctions include families to block transferring assets
  • Biden administration wants tycoons to pressure Putin
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U.S. Sanctions Usmanov, Tokarev, Other Russian Oligarchs
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The Biden administration moved to sanction eight wealthy Russians and their families and impose visa restrictions on several dozen others as the U.S. and its allies seek to raise pressure on the elites around President Vladimir Putin in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

The sanctioned Russians include: Alisher Usmanov, as well as his superyacht and private plane; Nikolay Tokarev and his wife and daughter; Boris Rotenberg and his wife and sons; Arkady Rotenberg and his sons and daughter; Sergey Chemezov and his wife, son and stepdaughter; Igor Shuvalov and his wife, son, daughter and companies connected to them; Yevgeny Prigozhin and his wife, daughter and son; and Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s press secretary.