Moscow has been playing down the incident amid concerns about the potential for a broader war.
Oleg Deripaska said he would ‘severely suppress’ reports about a secret meeting with a senior government official aboard his yacht.
“One does not have to be very smart to make this list,” one Russian official said.
On high, the republic’s elite held a party. Down below, a rights activist fought drug charges.
Russian officials saw signs of “extremism” in the satirical retelling of the power struggle to succeed Joseph Stalin.
As they mingled at balls and receptions, politically connected business leaders had access to U.S. lawmakers and administration officials.
The Tver Carriage Works has repeatedly been helped by Putin’s largesse. Now it’s his first campaign stop.
The move by Facebook and Instagram apparently mark the first social media block triggered by U.S. sanctions.
The explosion came just days after Putin thanked Trump and the CIA for helping to ward off a major terrorist attack.
The decision, which was widely expected, cites a previous conviction for fraud that Navalny deems politically motivated.