The UK government has hit hundreds of Russian individuals and entities with new sanctions.
The list includes super-wealthy individuals and their families with a combined net worth of £100bn.
The move comes as Britain catches up with the EU and US in the race to target allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, after fast-tracking the Economic Crime Bill into law overnight.
Those on the list include former president Dmitry Medvedev, defence minister Sergei Shoigu and Russian television executive Konstantin Ernst (also sanctioned by the EU today).
Oligarchs Mikhail Fridman, who co-founded Russian conglomerate Alfa-Group,…