Canada imposes sanctions against Patriarch Kirill

Canada has expanded restrictions against Russia, adding to sanctions against Patriarch Kirill, as well as against Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, a number of media outlets and journalists, the Canadian government said.

The country's government has published a new list of sanctions, which included Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyaev (Patriarch Kirill), RIA Novosti reports.

Sanctions were also imposed on the agency's columnist Pyotr Akopov and Channel One host Ekaterina Andreeva. The list has also been expanded by various departments and the media: it included Regnum, Channel One, VGTRK, RT, Sputnik and Roskomnadzor.

In addition, the list was replenished with the names of the former managing director of the Yandex group, Tigran Khudaverdyan, and the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova.

In June, Britain added the head of the Russian Orthodox Church to the sanctions list.

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Author`s name Petr Ernilin