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Powerful Russians Hit By Toughest U.S. Sanctions Yet

The United States has levied a new set of sanctions against Russia, targeting some of the most powerful people in the country, including members of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. Here are some of those individuals.

Sergei Naryshkin is the chairman of the State Duma and a member of the National Security Council of the Russian Federation.
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Sergei Naryshkin is the chairman of the State Duma and a member of the National Security Council of the Russian Federation.

Igor Sergun is the head of Russia’s GRU military intelligence service and deputy chief of the General Staff.
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Igor Sergun is the head of Russia’s GRU military intelligence service and deputy chief of the General Staff.

Vladimir Yakunin is the head of the state-owned company Russian Railways and a close Putin confidant.
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Vladimir Yakunin is the head of the state-owned company Russian Railways and a close Putin confidant.

Sergei Zheleznyak is the deputy speaker of the Russian State Duma.
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Sergei Zheleznyak is the deputy speaker of the Russian State Duma.

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