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U.S. Releases 'Oligarchs List' And Opts Against New Sanctions On Russia

The tally includes Russia's elite and powerful, and part of it duplicates a Forbes list. Russia's President Vladimir Putin isn't on the list, though his cabinet is.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, seen here during a campaign meeting with supporters on Tuesday, compared the U.S. list to a dog barking at a caravan. Source: Grigory Dukor

The U.S. has named 96 Russian billionaires to its blacklist of more than 200 influential Russians, issuing its "List of Oligarchs" along with documents that were required by last year's sanctions. As it submitted the list to Congress, the Trump administration also told lawmakers it won't seek new sanctions, saying that existing punishments for Moscow's interference in U.S. elections are having an effect.

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