Russia imposes travel bans on Zuckerberg, Vice President Harris and others

  • Russia has announced travel bans for several US business leaders, journalists and officials.
  • The country’s foreign ministry said the sanctioned people would be denied entry indefinitely.
  • The travel ban is not likely to have a significant impact on Mark Zuckerberg or others on the list.

Russia slap A travel ban on Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and 28 other prominent Americans on Thursday.

Sanctions were imposed in retaliation Western sanctions against Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. The travel ban includes senior Pentagon officials, top US businessmen and journalists, including Vice President Kamala Harris, LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky, and ABC correspondent George Stephanopoulos.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said the people would be denied entry to Russia “indefinitely,” according to an internal translation of the ministry’s press release. The department said it has identified the people as responsible for shaping an “anti-Russian agenda” in the United States, according to the translation.

The sanctions are unlikely to have any significant impact on Zuckerberg or any of the people on this list other than preventing them from visiting Russia.

Notably, the list did not include the names of top US businessmen such as Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal or Google CEO Sundar Pichai, although Twitter and YouTube, which are owned by Google, have been included. proactive In dealing with Russian misinformation.

Several sanctioned reporters on the list have commented on the Russian travel ban on social media.

“Something funny happened on my way to work today,” Kevin Rothrock, Connecticut managing editor, told Meduza news site covering Russia, chirp Shortly after it was listed Thursday.

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“I’ve had a lot of ‘congratulations’ responses on this,” Mark McKinnon, senior international correspondent for The Globe and Mail, said. chirp of punishment against him. “But for me, it’s a really sad day. I loved the time I spent living in Russia, and making so many friends there (even though many of them left). I always tried to report honestly about the country. I think that was a problem.”

Meta and LinkedIn spokespersons did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Russia accept it President Joe Biden last month and later announced a round of sanctions against 398 members of Congress.

Russia has previously banned Zuckerberg’s Facebook and Instagram platforms, calling them “extremist”. was linkedin prevented In Russian since 2017.

Translations by Oleksandr Vinogradov.

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