Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul said that he was denied entry to Russia. He wrote about this on his page on Twitter.
"I am on the Kremlin's sanction lists and cannot travel to Russia", reads the message.
Confirmed that I am on the Kremlin's sanction lists and cannot travel to Russia.— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) 11 ноября 2016 г.
McFaul said that the Kremlin included him in the sanctions list for his close affiliation to surrounding of President Barack Obama.
Was told that I am the Kremlin's sanctions list because of my close affiliation with Obama. The U.S. sanctioned Russians close to Putin.— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) 11 ноября 2016 г.
He also noted that the last entry was forbidden to US Ambassador to the Soviet Union, George Kennan, who held this position in 1952.
To the best of my knowledge, George Kennan was the last U.S. ambassador to USSR/Russia to be banned from traveling there. Good company!— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) 11 ноября 2016 г.
Note that Michael McFaul accused the Russian leader Vladimir Putin of intervening in the presidential elections in the United States on November 9.
In addition, in the summer of this year in an interview with the Estonian newspaper Postimees McFaul said that the US must rein in Russia and to respond to its action.
He also said that said that the Russian Federation is doing everything to make the economy of Ukraine decline as soon as possible.