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US Announces New Sanctions Against Russia
Reuters via Yahoo! ^

Posted on 04/28/2014 6:37:12 PM PDT by wetphoenix

(Reuters) - The following are brief descriptions of the 17 Russian companies against which the United States imposed sanctions on Monday over Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis.

* Aquanika - A producer of bottled water and 100 percent subsidiary of Volga Group (see below), which is controlled by Gennady Timchenko, a long-standing ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Timchenko was placed on a U.S. sanctions list in March. It was founded in 2007 and has production facilities in the Nizhny Novgorod region with annual capacity of up to 500 million liters.

* Avia Group - The company, founded in 2006, develops infrastructure and provides services for aircraft maintenance at Moscow's Sheremetyevo international airport. Volga Group has a 74 percent stake.

* Avia Group Nord - Provides services for private jets at St Petersburg's Pulkovo airport, including ground handling, flight operations support and fuelling. Volga Group has a 70 percent stake.

* Zest - A leasing company based in St Petersburg. Provides a range of services including real estate, vehicle, equipment and business jet leasing. It was described as a 100 percent subsidiary of Bank Rossiya, which was hit by U.S. sanctions in March, in Bank Rossiya's 2013 financial report.

* InvestCapitalbank - A bank, established in 1993, based in Russia's Volga region and controlled by the Rotenberg brothers Boris and Arkady. The Rotenbergs, linked to big contracts on gas pipelines and at the Sochi Olympics, were named on the U.S. sanctions list in March.

* Sobinbank - Moscow-based bank, founded in 1990 and controlled by Bank Rossiya. Visa Inc and MasterCard Inc stopped providing services for payment transactions for clients at Bank Rossiya and Sobinbank after the March sanctions.

* STG (Stroytransgaz) Group - A construction holding company controlled by Timchenko. Stroytransgaz plans to build the European section of

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; europeanunion; nato; obama; putin; russia; ukraine

1 posted on 04/28/2014 6:37:12 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: wetphoenix

             

2 posted on 04/28/2014 6:38:13 PM PDT by tomkat (3% +1)
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To: wetphoenix

Btw, welcome to FR !


3 posted on 04/28/2014 6:39:22 PM PDT by tomkat (3% +1)
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To: wetphoenix

When do we stop laughing? Our allies are not laughing.


4 posted on 04/28/2014 6:39:31 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: wetphoenix

So only politically connected businesses are allowed to do business with Russia.


5 posted on 04/28/2014 6:40:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: wetphoenix

SANCTIONS!!! OMG. Pooty poot is quivering in his quiet room.


6 posted on 04/28/2014 6:40:13 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: wetphoenix

LOL!!!

That’s it???

Where O Where will we get our bottled water....


7 posted on 04/28/2014 6:46:13 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: EagleUSA

i have an idea,why don’t we just stop shipping American Made Vodka and Toilet Paper to Russia, yah! that will make them go nuts!


8 posted on 04/28/2014 6:46:29 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: PGalt

I wonder if the Obama administration has gotten angry enough to use a bold font yet. Putin should be very careful before Obama gets so mad he uses all caps and maybe even an exclamation point or 2.


9 posted on 04/28/2014 6:48:39 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: wetphoenix

Whoopdie frickin DOO!!!


10 posted on 04/28/2014 6:51:51 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Dutch Boy

To say nothing about sending a Strongly worded LETTER!!!


11 posted on 04/28/2014 6:52:54 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: wetphoenix; All
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12 posted on 04/28/2014 6:53:36 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Vendome
It's more than mere bottled water. They're sanctioning Zest. DO YOU WANT TO BE STUCK WITH IRISH SPRING AND DOVE?

I thought not.

13 posted on 04/28/2014 6:54:43 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

HEY what wrong with Dove soap LOL!

My family been using Dove soap for years and years including my 78 year old retired truck driver father
LOL!


14 posted on 04/28/2014 6:57:15 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: sauropod

Unless Han Blix got away from Chia Pet sharks from Team America the movie


15 posted on 04/28/2014 6:57:46 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: wetphoenix

We will sell no shirts to Putin.


16 posted on 04/28/2014 6:58:50 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: SevenofNine

I own that. Gotta go back and watch it.

All but the puppet sex...


17 posted on 04/28/2014 6:59:17 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: sauropod

See what I mean LOL!

Especially almost Oscar winning song I am so roaney


18 posted on 04/28/2014 7:00:52 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Billthedrill

I get my shower supplies from all the hotels I stay at...


19 posted on 04/28/2014 7:01:38 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: wetphoenix

Why no Gazprom? It’s 10% of Russia’s GDP.


20 posted on 04/28/2014 7:06:14 PM PDT by OkiMusashi (Beware the fury of a patient man. --- John Dryden)
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To: SevenofNine

Was that supposed to be “I’m so ronery?”

Go back and read what you wrote ;-)


21 posted on 04/28/2014 7:08:11 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: RedMDer

can we sell the unsold 87 Million Obama Plates and 98 Million Unsold “Yoko Ono’s Greatest Hits” to Russia? I am sure we can work out a package deal.


22 posted on 04/28/2014 7:12:28 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: wetphoenix

None of these companies have accounts abroad or do any significant business in America.

If they can’t trade with the West, its a minor inconvenience and in no way will the new sanctions change Russian government policies.

Today’s announcement only underlines the lack of influence Washington and its allies have over Moscow’s actions.


23 posted on 04/28/2014 7:20:13 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: wetphoenix

Wow, mac daddy must have received his shipment of depends diapers so the stains don’t show through went he meat with Putin.

Yea that should give him some backbone, extra wide red markers and a fresh supply of depends diapers.


24 posted on 04/28/2014 7:24:55 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

The little queen in the White House would never do anything so brave :)


25 posted on 04/28/2014 7:27:41 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: wetphoenix

Has this escalated yet to forcing Russia to go to bed without milk and cookies?


26 posted on 04/28/2014 7:28:09 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: wetphoenix

Maybe they could just open the Moscow phone directory, throw some darts and sanction random people. Toss in a stern warning complete with bolded words in the press release and perhaps a new, new red line and I’m sure Putin will see the light and quit being so mean.


27 posted on 04/28/2014 7:33:52 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

Yawn.


28 posted on 04/28/2014 7:53:47 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: wetphoenix

Russians are just shivering in their panties.


29 posted on 04/28/2014 7:57:31 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: wetphoenix

Obama is a fool. He is putting Putin in a corner, the only exit of which is war.

Putin will take over all Eastern Ukraine, the US will do nothing except vent, and refugees will flee into Western Europe.


30 posted on 04/28/2014 7:58:09 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: wetphoenix
Avia Group Nord - Provides services for private jets at St Petersburg's Pulkovo airport, including ground handling, flight operations support and fuelling. Volga Group has a 70 percent stake.

Hell of a saction right there. Like giving your grandmother a 2am curfew.

For the next round of sanctions, we're going to ban all Moscow HVAC contractors from seeking contracts in East St. Louis.

31 posted on 04/28/2014 8:08:10 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (The greatest trick the Soviets ever pulled was convincing the world they didn't exist.)
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32 posted on 04/28/2014 8:46:46 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: wetphoenix

From a European point aof view it is indeed funny that you Americans make that much fuzz because of the Ukraine. The country should simply split up. In the east there is a vast majority of Russians and in the west we have Ukrainians who want to join into the EU. It is obvious that this country lacks the stability for a common future.

BTW - there are others who have done this before: The Czechs and the Slovaks divided their country peacefully i.e. The Irish and the Brits broke off also.

Regards from Europe

Andreas


33 posted on 04/28/2014 10:20:48 PM PDT by European Guest (De omnibus dubitandum)
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To: European Guest

You seem to be under the false impression that all Americans share the same opinion. We don’t. While it’s nice that you have all the answers regarding this conflict, I feel somewhat obligated to point out, that European points of view on the region in question don’t have a very good track record, historically. Are you sure that Ukrainians will agree with splitting their country up? I suspect they wouldn’t be pleased. So, perhaps further consideration would be advisable. From a European perspective, of course.


34 posted on 04/28/2014 10:28:15 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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WOW!!! 17 MORE PEOPLE. How will the other 150,000,000 people do? Can Obama unfriend that many people?


35 posted on 04/28/2014 11:52:56 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: sauropod

Yup that song that nomintee for Oscar

I am so roaney


36 posted on 04/29/2014 8:48:47 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
refugees will flee into Western Europe.

Are significant numbers of refugees fleeing Russia itself right now? Serious question.

37 posted on 04/29/2014 8:54:15 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: steve86

“Are significant numbers of refugees fleeing Russia itself right now? Serious question.”

I do not think so, but if you are born their and grow up under their system, you largely accept it. In this case we are talking about non-ethnic Russians in Ukraine, whose country will be taken over by ethnic Russians. They will have no choice but to leave everything behind and flee. Mark my words.


38 posted on 04/29/2014 9:47:27 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: Dutch Boy
I wonder if the Obama administration has gotten angry enough to use a bold font yet. Putin should be very careful before Obama gets so mad he uses all caps and maybe even an exclamation point or 2.

(laughing out loud) LOL! (hesitant to use caps and an exclamation point) : ) Good one, Dutch Boy. Thanks for the laugh this morning. Bold font would send a message that he's really angry, because that is extra work to do bold font.

39 posted on 04/30/2014 6:19:12 AM PDT by PGalt
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