Here Come The Official Russian Counter Sanctions: Boehner, Reid, McCain Barred From Entering Russia

Tyler Durden's picture

Moments after Obama "escalated" against Russia with a second set of sanctions, here comes the prepared Russian statement, which bars the following US individuals from entering the Russian Federation "in relation to the US sanctions over Ukraine and Crimea."

The people sanctioned via the Russian foreign ministry:

  • Caroline Atkinson
  • Daniel Pfeiffer
  • Benjamin Rhodes
  • Harry Reed (sic)
  • John Boehner
  • Robert Menendez
  • Mary Landrieu
  • John McCain
  • Daniel Coats

The original, with Harry Reid's name misspelled:


More detail from RIA:

In the sanctions list of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia against the United States, including Barack Obama's aides entered Pfeiffer and Rhodes House Speaker Beyner and Senator McCain.


"In response to the U.S. administration released March 17 sanction measures against a number of Russian officials and deputies of the Federal Assembly as a" punishment "for the support of the referendum in the Crimea, the Russian Foreign Ministry said the introduction of reciprocal sanctions against a similar number of U.S. officials and legislators," - Foreign Ministry said in a statement posted on the site office.


In a statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that every hostile attack Russia will respond adequately.


"We have repeatedly warned that the use of sanctions instruments - double-edged thing, and boomerang hit by the U.S. However, the U.S. side, it seems, continues to blindly believe in the efficacy of these methods taken from the arsenal of the past, and do not want to admit the obvious: the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia, respect and accept this choice, "- said in a statement.


"Such a decision may like it or not, but it is a reality to be reckoned with. Should be no doubt: for every hostile attack, we will respond appropriately," - confirmed in a statement the Foreign Ministry.


Who entered the United States expanded sanctions list.


Previously, the official website of the U.S. Treasury Department issued advanced sanctions list, which included 20 other people - Russian officials, businessmen and parliamentarians.


U.S. authorities have included in the list of co-owner of the bank "Russia" Yuri Kovalchuk, head Vladimir Yakunin, businessman Boris and Arkady Rotenberg and Gennady Timchenko. Earlier in the list of Russian citizens who are denied entry to the United States and whose assets in the United States will be frozen, included only policy.


In addition, the sanctions now imposed on the bank "Russia".

And like that, the second Cold War promptly "escalates" into a namecalling farce.

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RacerX's picture

We don't want 'em in the US either. Can we counter-counter-sanction them as well?

Divided States of America's picture

They might as well put the entire congress on their...fuckin muthafuckas

Damn, Putin is really earning my respect too after these events.

wallstreetaposteriori's picture

and Russia just announced the are blocking access to their PutFlix accounts.... now the war has started...

Soul Glow's picture

Is anyone else enjoying watching the oligarchs from both sides get their assets frozen?

johnQpublic's picture

your money is no good here



laugh...laughing more

SamAdams's picture

Isn't Menendez a hot-shot for the Council on Foreign Relations? 

The Big Ching-aso's picture

What a relief. At least the Russian mail-bride channel's still open.

knukles's picture

The Russkies are Protecting their Citizenry
It's all for the Children

Keeping Menendez away form underage boys...
Go figure.

Richard Chesler's picture

If you like your crooks you can keep them.


Tall Tom's picture

Putin is being a Son of a Bitch.. We do not want Boehner, Reid, McCain, et fact the whole Congress in the United States.


Why is he taking out the fuck up politicians out on us?


Putin is acting like a Drill Instructor. Is it Company Punishment for the rest of us because of those fuckheads? We ought to recall all of those Congresscritters and throw them a Blanket Party. What a bunch of fuckups.




At least we can send him Feinstien and Boxer before he bans them. That will be justice. Let them fuck up his country for awhile.



Town Crier's picture

McCain is probably strutting around his office, dictating into a recorder a long, sarcastic letter to Obama, about how this finally proves he's beaten Obama after all.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Actually the natural rhyme of history is starting to look too much like a repeat for comfort.

The Great Jewish boycott of German goods, 1933:

Axes are being ground and allies are being brought around....

Strange days made stranger still once you become a pattern recognizer...


wallstreetaposteriori's picture

Like any of these people have money in Russia.....  The russians would have to freeze their swiss accounts for it be meaningful..... Harry Reid would be on the first flight to Bern....

Soul Glow's picture

It's all rehypothicated.  Money you think is in one place is in another.  

Oh regional Indian's picture

What you are speaking of is not money.

It is Debt+Fiat.

Money is far denser.


Headbanger's picture

If Obama REALLY wants to retaliate .. Send them Justin Bieber!

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Four words: Miley Cyrus Free Concert

Goldenballs's picture

Justin Bieber a complete prat.Excellent track below that shows what he should do,

Tall Tom's picture

Send him Madonna also. He really likes Madonna. LOL. Maybe we should give him the people in San Francisco. You just know howfond he is of those people.


Of course we could send Obama. That will make him happy as a lark.

Sudden Debt's picture



Headbanger's picture

Oh man, you're in BIG trouble now for giving them that cruel idea!

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Russia is a big Country to be stuck in.

1. skiing

2. lively capital

3. beautiful women

4. mountains

5. oceans

6. timezones

7. sub tropics

8. arctic

9. fishing

10. hunting

11. no fucking Hollywood. Manhattan or DC

12. whats not to like?

Headbanger's picture

You forgot:

13)  AK-47s, Ak-74s, AK-2012s

14) Really good vodka

15) CLEAN subway systems

16) Great classical music

17) Great math and chess skills

18) BIG rockets


Not to like:


Gulags. But we have a lot of more of our citizens in ours!

DoChenRollingBearing's picture



Ah, well, yeah OK, but a big negative for me:


angel_of_joy's picture

Cold is OK. It helps building character.

Just compare their guy with ours, and check where each of them used to live...

indygo55's picture

What the hell??? You forgot:

No Wall Street!!

Latina Lover's picture

We need first to lure them out of the US, first. Perhaps we can bait them with the  hook of  molesting little boys, girls and young animals.

Oquities's picture

i recall back-and-forth like this in elementary school.  "you started it!"  "did not."  this is not how grown ups in charge of countries are supposed to behave.  "Do you like Russia? - circle yes or no."

McMolotov's picture

Oh yeah? Well my dictator can beat up your dictator!

BandGap's picture

Your dictator chews Bubs Daddy.

Guess it beats bullets. What a joke.

Mr Pink's picture

Someone tell Lurch Kerry to start a squirmish with Germany so we can "sanction" their gold

stant's picture

dc has a built in pussie magnate.if you take that in the right context

bh2's picture

Why Harry Reid?  I'd have thought he's one of their favorite Americans!

rosiescenario's picture

They did that as a cover for he can still be their mole.

Occident Mortal's picture

What about Emperor Dimon?

101 years and counting's picture

they love dimon.  he's part of the oligarch that is destroying the US from the inside.  he goes there, they'd worship him.

Spastica Rex's picture

Do any of those people go to Russia?

Fredo Corleone's picture

They hardly ever leave the confines of the Beltway, let alone "visit" their own districts.

drink or die's picture

No John McCain?  I'm super jealous of the Russians now.

RSloane's picture

McCain - you know, the guy that got rich off of ear wax and bad teeth.

Headbanger's picture

No Sarah Palin either.

Oh that's right!  She can see Russia from her house so she could just walk over there anyways..