After appearing on a previous round of sanctions in March, Yevgeny Prigozhin had quipped that it just meant he’d have to eat less American fast food.
“I doubt anyone on Capitol Hill is going to see this and say, ‘OK, we can take a step back. The president’s got this.’”
The mega-wealthy oligarchs are seen as close to the Kremlin but not actually members of President Vladimir Putin’s government.
The U.S. government press release puts on record an intimate detail of Putin’s family life, which he's taken pains to conceal.
Russian President Vladimir Putin took a page out of George W. Bush’s “Mission accomplished” playbook on Monday when he staged a surprise visit to Syria and told Russian servicemen they’d soon be “going home victorious.”