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Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs has been banned from Russia

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Gov. Katie Hobbs was listed amongst two
different notable Arizonans on an inventory of 500 folks completely barred from
Russia in response to U.S. sanctions in opposition to the nation amid its
invasion of Ukraine. 

Hobbs, together with U.S. Rep. Eli Crane and ASU President Michael Crow, was added by the Russian authorities to an inventory that now consists of over 1,300 people who find themselves prohibited from ever stepping foot within the nation.

Russia up to date the checklist in response
to sanctions positioned upon the nation by the Biden administration. The
new checklist of 500 folks consists of numerous enemies of former President Donald Trump.   

Hobbs is one in all seven governors newly
banned, becoming a member of Oregon Gov. Christine Kotek, Maryland Gov. Westley
Moore, Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen, Colorado Gov. Jaren Polis, Arkansas
Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healy.

Some state attorneys Common, as properly
as Brad Raffensberger, the Georgia secretary of state who turned down
Trump’s makes an attempt to have him “discover” extra votes, have been additionally added to the

Crow and Crane made mild of their additions to the checklist. 

“So, I’ve been added to the checklist of individuals banned from Russia,” Crow tweeted. “I’ll miss these playing cards and flowers from Putin.”

Crow seems to be added to the checklist
for his position because the Chairman of an organization referred to as In-Q-Tel, a non-profit
enterprise capital agency that invests in tech corporations that assist help
intelligence companies in the US, particularly the CIA. A 2016 Wall Road Journal investigation
discovered that nearly half of all of the investments the group made had a
monetary connection again to one of many group’s trustees. He was one in all
16 In-Q-Tel executives and leaders who have been banned.

Crane quote tweeted
a reporter noting Crane signing on to a April 20, 2023 letter
expressing skepticism about U.S. help to Ukraine solely to be sanctioned
the following month with a gif of actor Leonardo DiCaprio giving a toast
including, “Nicely performed Russia, properly performed.” 

Hobbs has not publicly addressed her
identify being added to the checklist together with the opposite governors, and didn’t
instantly reply to a number of requests for remark. 

Quite a few comedians and journalists additionally have been banned, as was former President Barack Obama.

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