The Russian Foreign Ministry, as reported by AFP, said it had banned the 100 people because they were deemed “directly involved in carrying out an aggressive anti-Russian policy”.
In addition to Jim Carrey, the author of The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood is also on the list of people blocked by Russia with the Canadians. Ukraine.
Journalists, including CBC broadcasters Murray Brewster, Margaret Evans and Adrienne Arsenault, have also been banned.
Russia’s blockade came after Canada announced a new round of sanctions against state police investigators, prosecutors and judges led by Vladimir Putin.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said it decided on a new round of sanctions “in response to the practices of Justin Trudeau’s regime”.
“We impose sanctions on Russian leaders, politicians and parliamentarians, business representatives, experts and journalists, cultural figures.”
Since the attack on Ukraine began on February 24, Canada has sanctioned more than 1,400 individuals and entities in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Besides Jim Carrey, several artists and filmmakers have also been blocked by Russia, such as Ben Stiller and Sean Penn. became a voice actor in favor of Ukraine.
Not only that, the actors also met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on different occasions. Ben Stiller met with Zelensky last June and even praised the Ukrainian president.
Meanwhile, Sean Penn hasn’t just met Zelensky. He even made a documentary when Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
The double Oscar winner also marched with Ukrainians to take refuge in a friendly country in the early days of the Russian offensive. He also returned to Ukraine in June 2022 to meet Zelensky.
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