Prominent British historians among 18 UK citizens hit by new Russian sanctions
According to Russian authorities via a Reuters report, Russia has imposed sanctions on 18 UK citizens. This move is a response to what they term as London's "confrontational policy".
The sanctions list, which was declared on Monday by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, includes a number of historians and Russia and USSR researchers. Notable names on the list are Norman Davies, Orlando Figes, Timothy Garton Ash, and James Sherr.
The sanctions have also affected representatives from UK's authorities and military structures. This includes Deputy Defense Minister James Cartlidge and several military commanders.
"I am honored"
The sanctions were announced due to London's "confrontational course", which, according to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is aiming to "demonize our country, actively fabricate anti-Russian narratives to limit Moscow's influence on the global stage, all while the so-called neo-Nazi regime in Kiev continues to be armed".
All individuals on this "stop-list" as it's referred to by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are henceforth barred from entering Russia.
Historian Timothy Garton Ash responded to the news of his inclusion on the sanctions list, writing, "I am honored to join so many good friends on the Russian sanctions list…" on his platform X profile.
Sources: PAP, rbc.ru