Vladimir Putin’s Russian government has targeted the Hollywood legend as ‘The Maniac’ – banning him from entering the frozen country for the rest of his life
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Hollywood icon Morgan Freeman has been barred from entering Russia as the country’s government, led by dictator Vladimir Putin, is bitterly subjected to US sanctions.
The 84-year-old actor won’t now be able to admire the colorful domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow’s Red Square, or enjoy a luxurious train journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway after being on the list. book 963 banned Americans from the Soviet country.
The Russian government has targeted the all-powerful star Bruce Lee and added him to a list of individuals who are ‘permanently banned’.
The move comes as Vladimir Putin’s government tries to retaliate against the severe sanctions imposed against Russia due to its illegal invasion of Ukraine that have been raging since February.
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Russian billionaires have seen their assets frozen and travel bans imposed by countries around the world as the international community condemns Putin’s illegal war.
And in response, the Kremlin drew up a list of Americans it believed “incited Russian phobia” and banned them from visiting the frozen country.
“We emphasize that the hostile actions taken by Washington, which are against the United States itself, will continue to receive rebuttal,” Russian Foreign Ministry officials said in a statement released on Saturday. suitable.
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Russia’s retaliatory sanctions are coercive and are intended to force the US ruling regime, which is trying to impose a neo-colonial ‘rules-based world order’ on the rest of the country. world, must change its behavior, recognize new geopolitical realities.
“Russia does not seek confrontation and is ready for an honest dialogue, respecting each other, separating the American people, whom we have always respected, from the American government, those who incite Russian fear and those people serving them. It is these people who have been put on Russia’s ‘black list’.
It is believed that Morgan was added to the list due to the fact he attacked Russia for allegedly interfering in the 2016 Presidential Election that saw Donald Trump come to power.
The hit star in Russia, said in a 2017 video clip: “We’ve been attacked, we’re at war.”
American actor and filmmaker Rob Reiner made the video in 2017 and he has also found himself on Russia’s extensive list of banned US citizens.
The list also includes a number of dead American politicians – with the late Senator John McCain being named even though he passed away in 2018 aged 81.
Harry Reid, a Democratic senator from Nevada, who died in December at the age of 82 has also been blacklisted.
While Orrin Hatch, a Republican senator from Utah, has also been banned – although he passed away last month at age 88.
A host of other politicians, several American journalists, and even activists and religious figures are on the list.
American journalist Susan Glasser, of the New Yorker, protested against her punishment, writing on Twitter: “Wow. Just found out I am now banned in Russia.
“Badge of honor, but also sad… I look forward to returning to a free Russia one day after this hellish war and its creators are gone.”
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