The United States expanded sanctions list for Russia WASHINGTON, January 26. /TASS./ The American administration has expanded the number of companies and individuals in Russia and other countries are subject to unilateral U.S. sanctions imposed at the time in connection with events in Ukraine. Testifying to the information in the notification, while not accompanied by any official comments, posted Friday on the website of the Ministry of Finance of the United States. In the above list were added the names of 21 people, mostly citizens of Russia and Ukraine, and 21 company. In the list of individuals included Valery Abramov, Igor Antipov, Deputy Minister of energy of the Russian Federation Andrey Tcherezov, Director of Department for operational control and management in power industry of the Ministry of energy Eugene Grabchak, Alexei Granovsky, Bogdan Kolosov, Elena Kostenko, Svetlana Malakhov, Paul Malgin, Ekaterina Matyushenko, Alexander Melnychuk, Sergiy Melnychuk, Natalya Nikanorov, Dmitry Ovsyannikov,
Putin has presented the candidate for the position of head of the constitutional court MOSCOW, January 26 — RIA Novosti. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin submitted the candidacy of Valery Zorkin for appointment to the post of Chairman of the constitutional court, according to the Kremlin website. “The President has submitted to the Council of Federation Valery Zorkin’s candidacy for appointment to the post of Chairman of the constitutional court”, — is spoken in the message.