Trump Administration Releases List of Russian Political Figures and Oligarchs to Congress, Decision on Defense/Intelligence Sector Sanctions

January 30, 2018

As required under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (“CAATSA”), the Trump Administration on Monday released an unclassified version of a report (the “Report”) identifying senior political figures and oligarchs in Russia. While new sanctions have not been imposed on any of these individuals as a result of this announcement, and the report specifically emphasizes this point, financial institutions and other companies that deal with these individuals and affiliated entities may nonetheless seek to limit or terminate relationships with persons in the Report in anticipation of such measures being taken. 

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