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Russia looks like it’s about to make it illegal for its own people to observe US sanctions

Angry PutinRIA Novosti / Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian lawmakers unanimously approved in its first reading on Tuesday a bill that makes it a criminal offense to observe sanctions imposed by the United States or other countries, as part of counter-sanctions measures against Washington.

The United States last month imposed sanctions on some of Russia’s biggest companies and businessmen, striking at allies of President Vladimir Putin to punish Moscow for its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and other “malign activities”.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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