Any citizen of Russia may end up in this list [of Russian billionaires and top officials]. These demands were presented to all of us, to the whole nation. Every one of us is bad only because he/she lives in Russia, is Russian. It is something similar to racial segregation. Almost Nazism. There is an analogy from the last century. In Germany they said: a Jew is an enemy of the German nation only because he is a Jew. And they started the Holocaust.
The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.
The US identified 210 Russian billionaires and top officials in a list required under last summer’s sanctions law. Not every citizen of Russia could end up in this list, but only those who are a) senior political figures close to the Russian regime or b) oligarchs with a net worth of $1 billion or more.
The Trump administration was required to publish the list by the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAASTA), which was meant to respond to Russia's interference in the 2016 US election, as well as alleged human rights violations, the annexation of Crimea and ongoing military operations in East of Ukraine. edition.cnn.com/2018/01/29/politics/trump-russia-sanctions/index.html
For background see: www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-06/russian-oligarchs-on-u-s-treasury-list-facing-added-scrutiny, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-30/u-s-releases-sweeping-list-of-russian-billionaires-officials
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