The regime of atrocious Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has targeted a number of prominent American figures pushing a so-called “Russophobic agenda.”
These officials include Vice President Kamala Harris, her Second Gentleman husband Doug Emhoff, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and even Biden’s transgender admiral Rachel Levine.
‘Prominent Americans’ Won’t Be Vacationing in Siberia
The present-day tensions between Russia and the US-led western world are presently the highest since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.
More than 6,000 different sanction measures are presently in place against Russia, amid its current, large-scale invasion of Ukraine.
According to estimates, some $1 trillion in “dirty” Russian money has been siphoned off to the UK and $1 trillion to the US, with lesser sums in other western nations, such as Switzerland, Spain, Germany, France, Cyprus, and so on.
On Thursday, the Kremlin slapped its own sanctions on a total of 29 prominent Americans because of what are said to be their “roles” in pushing America’s supposedly anti-Russian agenda.
The agenda in question appears to refer to America’s consistent support for freedom, democracy, human rights, and the will of its allies all over Europe not to spend a minute longer under Moscow’s murderous clout.
In doing that, however, the experts of the Russian dictatorship managed to put together an interesting list of US individuals.
On Russia’s sanction list was just added to include Mark Zuckerberg, LinkedIn’s Roslansky, VP Harris and other US leaders.
Wonder if there is anything meaningful monetarily to punish these richest Americans, not to speak of the fact that they may never wish to stay in Russia. pic.twitter.com/e2xYCcR1Qt
— Patton (@Sun73148726) April 21, 2022
Russia imposed personal sanctions against a remarkably odd list of Americans on Thursday, including Meta’s billionaire founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Vice President Kamala Harris and several journalists. pic.twitter.com/Cj6BNNuTxK
— Forbes (@Forbes) April 22, 2022
Russia’s Sanction List Full of Bizarre Mixups
The list includes Vice President Kamala Harris, together with her unwitting husband, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff. Facebook founder and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is also on the list.
A number of high-ranking officials of the Biden administration have been sanctioned by Putin’s regime: Joe Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, the Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, Kathleen Hicks, a Deputy Secretary of Defense, and Ned Price, the spokesman of the State Department.
Interestingly, among those sanctioned by Russia is also Biden’s transgender admiral Rachel Levine, who has been mocked on social media as the “first female admiral in US history who is actually male.”
To make sure they are getting the right person, the Russians included Levine in the sanctions list with both her current and original name as “Richard/Rachel Levine”.
Other victims of the Russian sanctions are the CEOS of Bank of America and LinkedIn, and the chief of the “Mitchell Institute of Aerospace Power Studies”, David Deptula, whose name was misspelled.
In another funny mixup on part of the Russians, they sanctioned a man called Edward Acevedos and described him as both an ex-Illinois state legislator and a Wilson Center expert.
However, they’ve confused two different persons bearing the same name: one of whom is a senior Wilson center official and the other is indeed a former member of the Illinois state legislature.
The Kremlin already sanctioned Joe Biden, the members of his Cabinet, and almost every single member of the US House of Representatives.
NEWS from Moscow
Russia sanctions 29 Americans including journalists, so called experts; politicians and others in retaliation
The sanctions list also has the names of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and US VP, Kamala Harris
~ Russia Foreign Ministry pic.twitter.com/xA3QfL3Lq7
— Sphithiphithi Evaluator (@_AfricanSoil) April 21, 2022
Russia sanctions Kamala Harris, Mark Zuckerberg and 27 other Americans https://t.co/o0hTnxzY8w
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) April 22, 2022