The US Treasury Department plans to expand the sanctions list of the Russians in connection with the publication of "leaks" from Panamanian offshore companies. In principle, there is nothing surprising - the United States is no stranger to enter the Ministry of Finance against any sanctions for very far-fetched reasons. At least it is worth recalling that the representative of the US Treasury recently took part in the British film fabricated, where wrongly accused the Russian president of involvement in the alleged death of the notorious Litvinenko.
The fact that there is a major financial agency for a long time carries out political orders, is entirely appropriate. However, when in June of this year, such a list would be really extended, it will be more anecdotal, replenishing musician Sergey Roldugin. And the results for the US will be zero, except for the fact that concerts of cellist in Russia and many other countries, where he will not be denied entry, will take place with the full house. That's how they financially support our culture.
It is clear that sanctions are personal, but if such measures will be applied to certain legal entities, it is likely it will be "Russian" Bank, which is already under sanctions. It is possible that it is completely banned funding abroad, but if we capitalize the troubled state of VEB, the financial stability of the bank, which has no distinct financial problems, is unlikely to threaten anything serious. The news did not affect either the stock or the foreign exchange markets of Russia, because the sanctions have long been taken into account in the prices of financial assets.