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The U.S. Prepares to Shine an Unwelcome Light on Russian Oligarchs

Jan 27, 2018 | 16:55 GMT
Women walk near the entrance to the Kremlin in March 2017.

Women walk near the entrance to the Kremlin. On Jan. 29, the U.S. Treasury Department will begin releasing a series of reports detailing options to increase pressure on Russia through expanded sanctions.

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The United States has for years used economic sanctions as a cudgel against Russia for various perceived transgressions, including its actions in Crimea and Ukraine. They not only have targeted sectors vital to the Russian economy, contributing to its recession, but they also hit individuals in the upper echelons of Kremlin leadership. Now, Russian leaders are bracing for the possibility of even more sanctions, these stemming from allegations that Moscow interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections....

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