29 Apr '14, 12am

A who's who of Putin's friends hit by US sanctions

A who's who of Putin's friends hit by US sanctions

This April 20, 2009 file-pool photo then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, and state holding company Russian Technologies' head Sergei Chemezov, holding glasses after signing a deal in Moscow, Russia. The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Monday, April 28, 2014, designated seven Russian government officials, including two key members of the Russian leadership’s inner circle, and 17 entities pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13661. E.O. 13661 authorizes sanctions on, among others, officials of the Russian Government and any individual or entity that is owned or controlled by, that has acted for or on behalf of, or that has provided material or other support to, a senior Russian government official. Chemezov is on the list.

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/europe/a-who-s-who-of-putin-s...

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