«Work more»: she not felt the sanctions of the USA

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in fotobanka of the Council of Federation Elena Mizulina at the plenary session of the State Duma of the Russian Federation«Work more»: she not felt the sanctions of the USA© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

Senator Elena Mizulina included in 2014 in the sanctions list of the USA, said that did not feel the impact of sanctions — work, according to her, increased, and she travels across Russia by car with her husband.

Mizulina in 2014 among the other citizens of the Russian Federation was included in the sanctions list of the USA who disagreed with the actions of Russia in the Ukrainian crisis. The constraints imply, in particular, the ban on entry into the United States and the blocking of assets and property. In 2017 the U.S. Congress adopted the law «On combating the enemies of America through sanctions.» According to the law, the Secretary of state, Minister of Finance and the Director of national intelligence have until the end of January 2018 to submit to the Congress a list of persons having close links with the Russian authorities, as well as to assess the prospects of imposing sanctions against the defendants in this list.

«The main thing that has changed in the three years since the inclusion in the sanctions lists is that apart from issues relating to family, motherhood and childhood, every month I also tell journalists about how to survive the sanctions. But really, not much has changed. To be honest, I especially did not think about any constraints, because the period was very busy and rich in events: trips, working groups, drafting legislation, and thousands of queries», — Mizulina said, RIA Novosti reported.

According to the Senator, accounts and real estate abroad it is not, and it rests, as a rule, in Russia, and does not travel by plane and car. «So you fly a lot around the country that already avoid aircraft. My husband and I travel around the country by car. Karelia, Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Kursk — where only did not go. Property and accounts abroad I have,» she said.

«If the sanctions somehow pleasing to those who set them, then for God’s sake,» — said Mizulina.

According to the Senator, the decision about its inclusion in the sanctions list was revenge for her legal views and her professional position on a number of laws related, in particular, protecting children from hazardous to their health information. As she noted, it is a pity that the USA «dropped to the level of score-settling and attempts to influence her professional activities.»