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In the shadowy world where finance meets national security, the Russian oligarch list actually does mean something

Russian President Vladimir Putin toasts with attendees after a state awards ceremony for military personnel who served in Syria, at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia December 28, 2017. REUTERS/Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool

  • As mandated, the US Treasury released a list of individuals with financial ties to the Kremlin. It did not place more sanctions on them.
  • This may seem limp, but in the world of international finance and security, lists like this give players pause.
  • It’s also important to remember that all sanctions should come with a plan. If not, they can do more harm than good. It’s clear the Trump administration has no plan for countering Russian aggression.

Yes, it seems the US Treasury cribbed its list of individuals with financial ties to the Kremlin from Forbes Magazine’s list of richest Russians.

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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com