On Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said US President Joe Biden‘s wife and daughter have been banned from Russia, along with 23 other Americans.
“As a reaction to the constantly expanding US sanctions against Russian political and public figures, 25 American citizens are added to a ‘stop list,'” the ministry said in a note accompanying the list.
According to the ministry, the list includes senators who pursue an anti-Russian policy, members of the so-called McFaul Yermak Group, which works on developing anti-Russian recommendations, as well as members of Biden’s family.
The list featured several US senators, including Susan Collins of Maine, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Charles Grassley of Iowa, and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.
It also included several university professors, researchers and former US government officials.
Since Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Moscow has faced tough measures from the U.S. which include sanctions on Putin’s inner circle and isolating the country from the international financial system.