Former US senator John McCain and Morgan Freeman, the actor, were among 963 Americans “permanently prohibited” from entering Russia.
Moscow announced the bans as a response to sanctions placed on Ukraine for its invasion of Ukraine.
Morgan Freeman is 84 and appears on this list presumably because he appeared in a 2017 video clip that accused Russia of interfering with American democracy.
CNN reports that Freeman was the voice of The Committee to Investigate Russian.
Rob Reiner, a filmmaker best known for films like When Harry Met Sally and The Princess Bride, directed the video. He has been added to Kremlin’s watch list.
Three former senators, Mr McCain, have been added to the list.
Russia’s foreign ministry stated that the people on this list “incite Russophobia”.
It stated: “We emphasize that Washington’s hostile actions, which boomerang against America itself, will continue receiving a proper repudiation.”
It stated that “Russian counter-sanctions were forced and aimed to force the ruling American government…to change its behavior, recognising New Geopolitical Realities.”
In March, President Joe Biden was barred from entering Russia because of the sanctions placed on the country following the invasion by Ukraine.
The White House ridicules the Russian sanctions, implying that no one was planning to go on a vacation to Moscow, and suggesting Vladimir Putin’s regime had wrongly targeted Joe Biden.
The Saturday longer list also includes George Soros and Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg.
The list includes politicians from opposite sides of the US spectrum, including Marjorie Taylor Greene to Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, as well as several politicians who have died.