Russia on Monday imposed personal sanctions on 25 Americans, including actors Sean Penn and Ben Stiller, in response to US sanctions against Russians stemming from the conflict in Ukraine.
Russia’s foreign ministry said the group, which also includes business leaders, academics and government officials, would be permanently banned from entering Russia.
Past rounds of Russian sanctions against Americans have included President Joe Biden and members of his family, as well as lawmakers and business leaders. The US has banned many Russians, including government officials and businessmen.
Penn and Stiller have been vocal critics of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Penn is an activist involved in relief work for other causes. Stiller is the Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.