Ben Stiller and Sean Penn Have Been Banned From Russia

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Ben Stiller and Sean Penn are permanently banned from Russia.

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According to AP News, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has imposed personal sanctions to bar 25 more Americans alongside Ben and Sean who have been recently added to the list of individuals who cannot enter Russia.

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As of recently, there are currently 1,073 names in total on Russia’s “stop list.”

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation has released an official statement.

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“In response to the ever-expanding personal sanctions by the Biden Administration against Russian citizens, against another group of persons from among members of the U.S. Congress, high-ranking officials, representatives of the business and expert communities, as well as cultural figures (25 people), a ban on entry into the Russian Federation on a permanent basis.” “The following is a list of names of American citizens who are included in the Russian ‘stop list,’ based on the principle of reciprocity.”

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
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Ben Stiller was added to Russia’s list due to his role as a goodwill ambassador of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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He’s also personally met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy back in June, alongside speaking with other Ukrainians whose lives have been devastated from the ongoing war.

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As for Penn, Sean met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy while filming a day before Russia invaded Ukraine.

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And even though he was advised to leave the country to seek safety immediately, Sean stayed to stick to his commitment of advocating for those who may not be heard.

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