Morgan Freeman among the nearly 1,000 American citizens permanently barred from entering the Russian Federation.
In response to sanctions imposed by the U.S. government for Russia’s frivolous attack on Ukraine, Russia’s foreign ministry. released the names of 963 Americans who are no longer welcome in their country. They include political figures such as President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, as well as members of Congress, tech executives, and journalists, according to Washington Post.
Freeman and fellow actor and filmmaker, Rob Reiner, is also on Russia’s shit list. While the foreign ministry did not provide any explanation of Freeman’s and Reiner’s inclusions, they were likely flagged for their participation in the Committee to Investigate Russia, a nonprofit launched after the 2016 presidential election to investigate the interference of Russia in our democratic system. .
Reiner sits on the nonprofit board of directors, while Freeman volunteers his time to tell the story. a PSA critical of Russian president Vladimir Putin released by the organization in 2017. In the clip, he said, “We were attacked. We were at war. Think of this movie script: a former KGB spy, angry at the collapse of his homeland, plotted a path for revenge.Esparing the turmoil, he worked in the ranks of a post-Soviet Russia and became president.He established an authoritarian regime, then he focused his views on his sworn enemy: the United States.
Freeman and Reiner aren’t the only head -scratching names to appear on the Russia list. Three deceased U.S. Senators – John McCain, Harry Reid, and Orrin Hatch – were also permanently banned from visiting effective immediately.
A name who still welcome to Russia, though? Donald Trump. Kay of course.