The CEO and Co-founder of Netflix, Reed Hastings is among the 61 people who have been added to Russia’s blacklist.
Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a notice on Monday revealing new U.S citizens who have been added to their blacklist blocking them from entering the Russian Federation indefinitely.
According to Russia’s foreign ministry, they are blacklisting the people “in response to a constantly expanding list of sanctions imposed on Russian politicians and public figures, as well as representatives of Russian business.”
Others on the list include top executives from Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, S&P Global, Universal Pictures president Peter Cramer, the entire board of Raytheon Technologies and a couple of White House and U.S State Department officials.
Hastings has been added to the list after Netflix announced in early March that they have hit pause on Russian productions and also announced that they will not host 20 free to air Russian propaganda that it was to host as a requirement under the Russian law. Shortly after, Netflix completely suspended its services in Russia.