Posted BY: Darian Alexander
Vladimir Putin is not playing around with his political enemies. An announcement released by the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry Saturday showed an updated list of 963 Americans who are permanently banned from entering the Russian Federation.
Perhaps the two most notable names to top the list were those of White House occupants Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Other noteworthy names included failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, scandal-plagued son of ‘Sleepy Joe’ Hunter Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Army Gen. Mark Milley, and left-wing billionaires George Soros and Mark Zuckerberg.
The list did not end there. Many hawkish politicians from both sides of the aisle were featured as well, one such example was Neocon representative Maria Elvira Salazar (R), who infamously said the United States should “of course” fire at Russian planes upon entry into Ukrainian airspace.
Other generally pro-war current and former politicians featured on the list were Eric Swalwell Jr (D), Dan Crenshaw (R), Jeffry Lane “Jeff” Flake (R), Marco Antonio Rubio (R), and Willard “Mitt” Romney (R).
Putin’s ban list is vast: it features 211 Republicans of the House of Representatives and Senate — as well as 224 Democratic members of both congressional chambers.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry detailed the reasons for their sanction in the announcement, stating that it was done in direct retaliation to “the constantly imposed anti-Russian sanctions by the United States.”
“We emphasize that the hostile actions taken by Washington, which boomerang against the United States itself, will continue to receive a proper rebuff,” read the statement, which went on to accuse those in the United States foreign policy establishment as engaging in ‘neo-colonialism’ of sorts. “Russian counter-sanctions are forced and aimed at forcing the ruling American regime, which is trying to impose a neo-colonial ‘rules-based world order’ on the rest of the world, to change its behavior, recognizing new geopolitical realities.”
The statement then appeared to offer an olive branch to the United States while also complimenting the American people as opposed to the nation’s regime.
“Russia does not seek confrontation and is open to honest, mutually respectful dialogue, separating the American people, who are always respected by us, from the US authorities, who incite Russophobia, and those who serve them. It is these people who are included in the Russian ‘black list’.”
Russia’s ruble has seen massive success in 2022 in spite of numerous unprecedented efforts to cripple the nation’s economy by the American regime and corporations alike, with Reuters reporting the currency at its highest level since the beginning of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic in March of 2020.