While this outrage that could potentially declare FM Lavrov persona no grata Russia has just saved America’s bacon:
Russian PM Medvedev, FM Lavrov & other top figures included in US Treasury’s ‘Kremlin List’
The entire Russian government is included in the US Treasury’s ‘Kremlin List,’ which also features scores of influential businessmen. Moscow slammed the report, saying it virtually amounts to a breakdown of ties.
30 January, 2018
US Releases "Oligarch List" Identifying 210 Richest, Most Influential Russians
26 November, 2014
A day after President Donald Trump notified Congress that the sanctions bill it passed in August was sufficiently "serving as a deterrent", and that no new sanctions would be taken against individuals fingered in the bill, the Treasury Department quietly released the - now effectively meaningless - "Oligarchs List", to the relief of the Russian business and government elite.