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Russian bank CEOs, metals magnates and gas chief named on U.S. 'oligarchs' list'


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MOSCOW (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday named major Russian businessmen including the heads of the two biggest banks, metals magnates and the boss of the state gas monopoly on a list of oligarchs close to the Kremlin.
The list, drawn up as part of a sanctions package signed into law in August last year, does not mean those included will be subject to sanctions, but it casts a shadow of sanctions risk over a wide circle of wealthy Russians, including many outside President Vladimir Putin's immediate circle.
(Reporting by Polina Devitt; Writing by Christian Lowe; editing by Polina Devitt)

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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 11:58 AM IST

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