Ukraine has imposed sanctions against 377 and 235 Russian organizations, including Moscow state University, the Hermitage, the Pushkin Museum named after Pushkin, the Russian geographical society

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The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky has updated the list of Russian organizations, against which in 2017 imposed sanctions on his predecessor, Petro Poroshenko. Of the 468 legal entities in the list there were 235 organizations at the same time there came many cultural and scientific institutions. Ukraine has also updated the list of personal sanctions, incorporating 377 individuals.

Under the restrictions were all-Russian public organization “Russian geographical society”, the Hermitage Museum, the State Museum of fine arts named after as Pushkin, Moscow state University named after M. V. Lomonosov, Tula state pedagogical University. L. N. Tolstoy, Institute of Oriental studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Institute of archaeology, Institute of history of material culture Russian Academy of Sciences, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Also under the sanctions were the scientific-educational center “Arche” in St. Petersburg, the southern regional centre of archaeological research in Krasnodar and Terra, OOO, studying the monuments of all the archaeological periods.

The number of listed organizations located in the Crimea and Sevastopol: this is a historical and archaeological Museum-reserve “Naples Scythian” black sea undersea research center, Crimean regional center of archaeological research, Scientific-production centre “of Crimean archaeological society,” archaeological society Taurian, Crimean Federal University named after V. I. Vernadsky, Institute of archaeology of the Crimea, Russian Academy of Sciences, Scientific-educational Center paleoethnological studies, Autonomous nonprofit organization “underwater cultural heritage”, charity Fund “Demetra” and “Heritage of millennia”. The full list is published on the website of the President of Ukraine.

Sanctions against these organizations are introduced for three years and provide for the blocking of assets (temporary restriction of a person’s right to use and dispose of its property), the prevention of capital flight outside Ukraine, suspension of performance of economic and financial obligations, the cancellation or suspension of licenses and other permits, including special permits for subsoil use; termination of cultural exchanges, scientific cooperation, educational and sports contacts, entertainment programs, cancellation of official visits, meetings, negotiations concerning the conclusion of treaties or agreements, transfers “Interfax – Ukraine”.

The same order Zelensky extended the ban on access to the Russian sites, social networking and media resources for three years. The list includes 28 Russian companies, including “CTC Media”, interstate TV and radio company “Mir”, “Spas TV”, JSC “ProfMedia TV”, owned by Russian businessman Vladimir Potanin, the TV channel “TV3”, “Friday”, “Muz TV Operatsionnaya Kompaniya”, publishing house “Komsomolskaya Pravda” and several working in the Crimea stations.

MSU will not abandon Ukrainian students and students

Sanctions against Lomonosov Moscow state University will not affect the admission and education of students from Ukraine, told TASS in the press service of the University. “Virtually no impact of the sanctions. Students, we will continue to teach. On the applicants is also not affected if they apply, they will participate in the contest according to the rules of admission to MSU,” – said at the University.

It also noted that “academic mobility and scientific activity of Ukraine and so was at a very low level in recent years”. “All the details of the arrivals of aliens at MSU in terms of coronavirus will be presented further on may 31 in a virtual open Day for foreign students”, – said at the University.

Personal sanctions

Among individuals which the national security Council and defense of Ukraine has included in the sanctions list, most are registered on the territory of Crimea.

Sanctions for a period of three years imposed in respect of one of the authors of the site employee “Autonomous non-commercial organization “Institute of Diaspora and integration (the Institute of CIS countries”) Valentina Goydenko; Executive Director of “International research Agency “Eurasian monitor” Igor Zadorin, General Director of all-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM) Valery Fedorov; founder of public organization “THOR” Mariupol Denis Kuzmenko.

Also on the list were several natives of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Georgia, living in Crimea. For one year the sanctions against the founder of OOO “Parus Corporation” Alexey Fedorenko and one of the founders of the company “1C” Boris Nuraliev.

Restrictive measures include the freezing of assets; the prohibition of participation in privatization, rent of state property; refusal to grant and cancellation of visas, cancellation of official visits, meetings, negotiations concerning the conclusion of treaties or agreements; the deprivation of the state awards of Ukraine.

At the same time the sanctions taken against the former Deputy of the European Parliament, the granddaughter of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini Alessandra Mussolini, who was an observer during the elections in uncontrolled Kiev part of the Donbass. Also lifted sanctions against the founder of IT-company Lucky Labs Sergei Tokarev, former owner of the football club “Dynamo” (Moscow) Alexey Fedorycheva and businessman Karen Grigoryan.

The last time Ukraine has hosted a major expansion of the sanctions list of the Russians and organizations in March 2019 under former President Poroshenko. Then the restrictions referred 848 294 legal and physical persons who, according to Kiev, organized and facilitated the holding of elections in Crimea, the breakaway DNI and LC participated in the construction of Crimean bridge, illegally obtained and used the Museum collection belonging to the Ukraine, etc.

Then the list includes the head of “Rosneft” Igor Sechin, the founder of investment company Marshall Capital Konstantin Malofeev, the former co-owners of Promsvyazbank Dmitry and Alexey Ananeva, Director General Rostec Sergey Chemezov, the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, a number of investment and construction companies, as well as the Internet book shops “Labyrinth” and “Litres” and a number of Russian publishers.