Posted by Kane on April 26, 2022 2:33 pm


Alina Kabaeva, a famed Russian gymnast turned romantic partner of Putin, is a potential target for sanctions, the Biden administration said, after questions were raised about the lack of penalties against her.

“No one is safe from our sanctions,” Jen Psaki said Monday, after the Wall Street Journal reported that the United States had made an 11th-hour decision to remove Kabaeva from a set of new sanctions.

Kabaeva is considered so close to Putin, the Journal reported, that sanctions against her could risk further disrupting relations between Washington and Moscow. Global leaders are pushing for Russia to commit to meaningful peace talks, and Russia’s ambassador in Washington, Anatoly Antonov, said this week that the Kremlin wants to “stabilize” and “develop” relations with the Biden administration.


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