Russian pro-democracy leader Alexei Navalny in a police station on January 18, 2021, in Khimki, Russia. | Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images
The sanctions put the US in line with actions taken by the European Union and United Kingdom last year.
The Biden administration on Tuesday will sanction seven senior Russian government officials as well as 14 organizations over the attempted murder and then jailing of pro-democracy leader Alexei Navalny, four senior administration officials told reporters.
That action puts the US in line with sanctions imposed last October by the European Union and United Kingdom on Kremlin officials close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, most prominent among them Alexander Bortnikov, the chief of Russia’s domestic spy agency known as the FSB.
However, the American officials would not disclose the names of the individuals or entities that will be sanctioned during the call Tuesday morning. Those identities are to be revealed later, perhaps…