Moscow, In the midst of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, the Russian Foreign Ministry has produced a list of prominent US people, including tech executives, who have been barred from entering the country for an extended amount of time by the Russian government.
It is claimed that the list includes high-profile US politicians such as Vice President Kamala Harris, tech heavyweights such as Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and LinkedIn president Ryan Roslansky, as well as journalists and others who are advocating a ‘Russophobic’ agenda, according to TechCrunch.
In addition, Russia’s actions to shut down or restrict access to various Western platforms that are not complying with its restrictions on information dissemination, notably for attempting to curb pro-Russian messaging, are being seen as a continuation of its previous actions.
This has included blocking access to social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram, limiting access to Google News, and sending warnings about YouTube.
During this time, numerous other internet companies, including Apple, Google, and Microsoft, have suspended or paused operations in Russia.
Among those on the list are Brian Thomas Moynihan, Chairman and CEO of Bank of America, and George Stephanopoulos, anchor of the ABC television network’s “Good Morning America” programme.
As reported by The Moscow Times, the United States and the European Union have personally sanctioned several Russians, including President Vladimir Putin, his children, and oligarchs who are considered critical to the Russian leader’s ability to maintain power.