Monday, August 8, 2022

U.S. sanctions Putin’s alleged lover, Russian oligarchs

The Biden administration has imposed fresh economic sanctions on pro-Kremlin oligarchs and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s purported girlfriend.

• August 3, 2022
Alina Kabaeva
Alina Kabaeva

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has imposed fresh economic sanctions on pro-Kremlin oligarchs and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s purported girlfriend.

“As innocent people suffer from Russia’s illegal war of aggression, Putin’s allies have enriched themselves and funded opulent lifestyles,” said Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday. “The Treasury Department will use every tool at our disposal to make sure that Russian elites and the Kremlin’s enablers are held accountable for their complicity in a war that has cost countless lives.

She added, “Together with our allies, the United States will also continue to choke off revenue and equipment underpinning Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine.” 

Sanctions set by the U.S. State Department in tandem with the Treasury “impose severe costs for those who support President Vladimir Putin’s war,” the Department of the Treasury said in a statement.

Following a similar move by the European Union and the U.S. sanctioned former gymnast Alina Kabaeva.

The 2004 Olympic champion now runs the large Russian media company NMG.

The EU said the company was “in close contact” with Mr Putin.

Press reports have linked Ms Kabaeva with Mr Putin.

In April, the U.S. sanctioned Mr Putin’s two adult daughters.

Mr Putin’s confidant Andrey Guryev and his son are also affected by the latest sanctions.

The luxury yacht Alfa Nero, which Mr Guryev is said to have bought in 2014 for $120 million, was mentioned by name. 


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Yohanna Margif


Labour Party’s Yohanna Margif arrested for fraud: Police 

The police said Mr Margif was arrested for issuing dud cheque to a business partner.

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

Heading 3

There’ll be no Nigeria for youths if they don’t speak up: Sanusi Lamido

“Ask questions, clarify issues, don’t sweep issues under the carpet.”

Ese Brume

Hot news Home top

#CWG2022: Ese Brume breaks Commonwealth Games record with gold win

She leapt 7.00 metres to set the record, after doing a no jump, 6.99 metres, 6.81 metres, 6.99 metres and 6.96 metres in her earlier jumps.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at Red Line Train Project


Lagos Red Line train to begin operations in January: Sanwo-Olu

Mr Sanwo-Olu said this while addressing journalists, after the inspection of the Red Line Train Project at Agege, Ikeja, Mushin and Ebute Meta areas of the state.


Tinubu’s Fulani group condemns killings, insecurity

The scribe said that leaders and members of AMFON were solidly behind Mr Tinubu to actualise his ambition to become Nigeria’s next president in 2023.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin


Police eliminate ‘Foreigner’, ‘Kiki’: armed robbers terrorising Lagosians

“The daredevil robbers engaged operatives of Area B Apapa in a gun duel in a bid to escape arrest.”