These are the Russians under sanctions by the West

As Western nations consider punishing pro-Assad Russians with further sanctions, browse the full list of those already blacklisted by the West


 
Russian businessman and billionaire Arkady Rotenberg (R) and Rosneft's oil company President Igor Sechin (L) seen during the openings of the 2013 IIHF U18 World Junior Championship on April 18, 2013 in Sochi, Russia. (Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images)

Russian businessman and billionaire Arkady Rotenberg (R) and Rosneft’s oil company President Igor Sechin (L) seen during the openings of the 2013 IIHF U18 World Junior Championship on April 18, 2013 in Sochi, Russia. (Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images)

Just over three years have passed since Canada joined the United States and European nations in slapping sanctions on dozens of Russians in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea. On March 16, 2014, voters in the region easily approved a referendum that agreed to the annexation, though that vote was widely disputed by outside observers. The next day, Canada’s federal government protested what it called a “grave breach of international peace and security that has resulted or is likely to result in a serious international crisis.”

The Americans, who had imposed sanctions earlier that March, beefed up their list on March 17. The EU took similar action, and each list has since ballooned. Canada currently wields the longest list of individuals (though the Americans sanction more entities) according to official records. Among those in the crosshairs is a laundry list of pro-Putin billionaire oligarchs and their enterprises, pro-Russian political leaders in Crimea, a so-called “valiant hero” who led the takeover of a Ukrainian town (and then turned on Putin), a twice-ousted former president of Ukraine, and even a philosopher known as “Putin’s brain”.

The Canadian measures weren’t without their critics. Then-Ottawa MP Paul Dewar didn’t think the sanctions went far enough. Dewar, the NDP critic for foreign affairs at the time, found himself on a list of 13 Canadians sanctioned by Russia in retaliation. Former Liberal MP Irwin Cotler wore the sanctions against him as a “badge of honour,” and the list also included then-Speaker Andrew Scheer, who’s now running for the Tory leadership, and Chrystia Freeland, now the minister of foreign affairs.

More recently, after G7 foreign ministers floated the idea of further sanctions against Russia in the wake of that country’s support for Bashar al-Assad’s government in Syria, Freeland offered only “lukewarm support” for prospective measures. She reportedly told the BBC: “I don’t want to leave you with the impression that we are hesitant, but it’s important for us in our sanctions process to go through all the necessary legal steps to assure ourselves we are targeting the right people for the right reasons.”

Browse the full list of sanctioned individuals below, which is current to April 18, 2017. (Spellings of names often vary from list to list; we are publishing the spelling favoured by Canada, where applicable. The list below doesn’t include the various business entities also under sanction.)


First Names Last Name Canada USA EU
Sergey Abisov
Larisa Airapetyan
Oleg Konstantinovich Akimov
Serhiy Valeriyovich Aksyonov
Viktor Yuriiovych Anosov
Anatoly Antonov
Vladimir Antyufeyev
Anna Vladimirovna Anyukhina
Viacheslav Anatoliiovych Apraksimov
Serhiy Arbuzov
Alexander Mikhailovich Babakov
Arkadii Viktorovich Bahkin
Konstantin Bakharev
Arkady Viktorovich Bakhin
Ruslan Balbek
Marat Bashirov
Eduard Basurin
Oleg Evgenyevich Belaventsev
Dmitry Belik
Oleh Bereza
Fedir Dmytrovych Berezin
Deniz Valentinovich Berezovskiy
Sergei Orestovoch Beseda
Olga Besedina
Igor Mykolaiovych Bezler
Nikolai Vasilyevich Bogdanovskiy
Raisa Vasylivna Bohatyriova
Valeriy Bolotov
Alexsandr Yurivich Borodai
Svetlana Alekseevna Borodulina
Aleksandr Vasilievich Bortnikov
Oleg Bugrov
Dmitry Vitalievich Bulgakov
Andrey Bulyutin
Evgeni Viktorovich Bushmin
Aleksei Mikhailovich Chaliy
Sergey Chemezov
Tatiana V Chernykh
Mikhail Aleksandrovich Dedov
Mikhail Vladimirovich Degtyarev
Valentin Valentinovich Demidov
Vladyslav Deynego
Pavel Dremov
Aleksandr Dugin
Vladimir Michailovich Dzhabarov
Ekaterina Filippova
Mikhail Efimovich Fradkov
Andrei Alexandrovich Fursenko
Aleksandr Galkin
Valery Vasilevich Gerasimov
Igor Girkin
Sergey Yur’yevich Glaz’Yev
Alexei Gromov
Boris Vyacheslavovich Gryzlov
Pavel Gubarev
Ekaterina Gubareva
Vitalii Nikitich Ignatenko
Sergey Ignatov
Ruslan Yunirovish Ilkaev
Eduard Ioffe
Zaur Ismailov
Yuriy Ivakin
Sergei Ivanov
Victor Petrovich Ivanov
Petr Grigorievich Jarosh
Ramzan Akhmadovitch Kadyrov
Igor Kakidzyanov
Leonid Ivanovich Kalashnikov
Alexandr Alexsandrovich Kalyussky
Pavel Kanishchev
Oleksandr Karaman
Vakhtang Karamyan
Andrei Kartapolov
Aleksey Karyakin
Valery Vladimirovich Kaurov
Ravil Khalikov
Oleksandr Sergiyovych Khodakovskyi
Alexandr Khryakov
Dmitry Kiselyov
Irina Valerievna Kiviko
Andrei Klishas
Mikhail Alekseevich Klishin
Andriy Petrovych Klyuyev
Iosif Kobzon
Aleksandr Igorevich Kofman
Vladimir Igorevich Kohzin
Petr Kolbin
Volodimir Kononov
Volodymyr Andriyovych Konstantynov
Ihor Kostenok
Yuri Valentinovich Kovalchuk
Kirill Mikhailovich Kovalchuk
Andrey Kovalenko
Olga Fedorovna Kovatidi
Dmitry Kozak
Andrey Kozenko
Vladimir Igorevich Kozhin
Mykola Ivanovych Kozitsyn
Serhiy Kozyakov
Oleg Grigorievich Kozyura
Valery Kulikov
Vladimir Georgyevich Kulishov
Sergey Vitalievich Kurchenko
Lesya Lapteva
Igor Vladimirovich Lebedev
Oleg Vladimirovich Lebedev
Dmitri Alekseevich Lebedev
Nikolai Vladimirovich Levichev
Sergey Litvin
Boris Litvinov
Roman Lyagin
Konstantin Valerevich Malofeev
Konstantin Malofeyev
Aleksandr Malykhin
Mikhail Malyshev
Dmitri Flerovich Mansurov
Evgeny Manuilov
Mikhail Vitalevich Margelov
Valentina Ivanovna Matviyenko
Viktor Volodymyrovich Medvedchuk
Valery Medvedev
Ivan Ivanovich Melnikov
Sergei Ivanovich Menyailo
Yevgeniy Mikhaylov
Alexey Milchakov
Oleg Aleksandrovich Minaev
Sergei Mikhailovich Mironov
Yelena Borisovna Mizulina
Evgeniy Alexsevevich Morov
Aleksey Mozgovoy
Oleksii Borysovych Mozgovyi
Georgiy L'vovich Muradov
Evgeniy Alekseyevich Murov
Valerii Kostiantynovych Musiienko
Sergey Yevgenyevich Naryshkin
Aleksey Naumets
Mikhail Anatolievich Nazarov
Dmitry Neklyudov
Sergei Ivanovich Neverov
Vasyl Nikitin
Vladimir Stepanovich Nikitin
Alexander Nosatov
Rashid Gumarovich Nurgaliev
Sven Anders Olsson
Aleksander Omelchenko
Yevgeniy Orlov
Viktor Alekseevich Ozerov
Kai Paananen
Viktor Nikolayevich Palagin
Oleg Evgenevich Panteleev
Nikolai Platonovich Patrushev
Arseny Pavlov
Viacheslav Mykolaiovych Petrov
Andriy Yurevich Pinchuk
Vladimir Nikolaevich Pligin
Ihor Venedyktovych Plotnytsky
Natalia Vladimirovna Poklonskaya
Dmitry Anatolievich Polonsky
Viacheslav Ponomariov
Vyacheslav Ponomaryov
Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin
German Prokopiv
Yurii Oleksandrovych Protsenko
Andriy Purgin
Denis Pushilin
Aleksey Pushkov
Denys Pushylin
Valery Fedorovich Rashkin
Andrei Nikolaevich Rodkin
Dmitry Olegovich Rogozin
Arkady Rotenberg
Boris Rotenberg
Roman Rotenberg
Miroslav Vladimirovich Rudenko
Nikolai Ivanovich Ryzhkov
Yuriy Eduardovich Sadovenko
Oleg Leonidovich Salyukov
Petr Savchenko
Svetlana Savchenko
Oleg Genrikhovich Savelyev
Igor Sechin
Olena Yurevna Semenova
Dmitry Semyonov
Igor Dmitrievich Sergun
Nikolay Terentievich Shamalov
Vladimir Shamanov
Oleg Georgievich Shapovalov
Igor Shchegolev
Mikhail Sergeyevich Sheremet
Igor Sergeievich Shevchenko
Pavel Valentinovich Shperov
Aleksandr Shubin
Ludmila Ivanovna Shvetsova
Anatoliy Alekseevich Sidorov
Yuriy Sivokonenko
Leonid Eduardovich Slutskiy
Eduard Anatoliyovych Stavytsky
Vladislav Yur’yevich Surkov
Dmytro Volodymyrovych Tabachnyk
Oksana Tchigrina
Rustam Ilmirovich Temirgaliev
Gennady Timchenko
Aleksandr Timofeev
Alexander Nikolayevich Tkachyov
Mikhail Tolstykh
Aleksandr Borisovich Totoonov
Valerii Yuriovych Travkin
Oleg Tsariov
Oleh Anatolievich Tsaryov
Sergey Pavlovych Tsekov
Gennadiy Nikolaiovych Tsypkalov
Sergey Gennadevich Tsyplakov
Igor Turchenyuk
Oleg Usachev
Yury Viktorovich Ushakov
Vladimir Abdualiyevich Vasilyev
Oleh Anatoliiovych Vasin
Andrey Gennadievich Vasyuta
Aleksandr Viktorovich Vitko
Viktor Petrovich Vodolatsky
Vyacheslav Viktorovich Volodin
Yuri Leonidovich Vorobyov
Vladimir Ivanovich Yakunin
Oleksandr Viktorovych Yanukovych
Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych
Viktor Yatsenko
Oleksandr Zakharchenko
Vitaliy Yuriyovych Zakharchenko
Alexander Zaldostanov
Serhii Anatoliyovych Zdriliuk
Sergei Vladimirovich Zheleznyak
Yuriy Zherebtsov
Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky
Svetlana Sergeevna Zhurova
Pyotr Anatoliyovych Zima

 

These are the Russians under sanctions by the West

  1. It would have been useful to have included some explanation of what these individuals did to get on the list.