Russian lawmakers have drafted a whole list of possible ‘counter-sanctions’ against the U.S., and whoa

15:08, 13 april 2018

In response to the latest U.S. sanctions against prominent Russian billionaires, lawmakers in the State Duma have drafted legislation designed to counter “hostile actions by the United States and other countries.” The bill’s sponsors are Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin and the leaders of all the political parties with seats in the parliament. The legislation would put a series of different sanctions at the government’s disposal.

Correction: an earlier version of this story mistakenly claimed that the legislation included language “allowing the ‘free’ use of foreign intellectual property.” This was in fact an erroneous claim by State Duma deputy Mikhail Emelyakov. Meduza apologizes for the error.