moscow - Russian President Putin is sad that his name does not adorn an American list of 'Russian oligarchs'. This was reported by the Russian news agency Sputnik on Tuesday. Putin reacted so jokingly to a 'Kremlin list' published by the US Treasury Department with the names of business people close to the Russian power center.
Putin thinks that the list is not really funny, but 'an unfriendly act that makes American-Russian relations difficult. '
The black list is actually a bureaucratic part of a whole series of sanctions that Washington has brought against Russia in August. However, the people on the list are not automatically targeted by concrete sanctions. Some fear that their good name and thus their company may suffer damage.