Margaret Atwood has been banned from Russia.
In response to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new and ongoing sanctions against Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry has released a list of 100 Canadians citizens who are no longer allowed entry into Russia, including… Margaret Atwood.
According to the announcement, everyone on the list has been “directly involved in the formation of an aggressive anti-Russian course.” In Atwood’s case, the aggressive anti-Russian action was being among the 1,000 writers to sign PEN International’s open letter condemning the invasion of Ukraine.
The list also includes Jim Carrey, who tweeted about “Czar Putin and his soulless minions” while praising CNN’s Navalny.
Of course, given Margaret Atwood’s well-documented feelings about authoritarianism, it’s hard to believe she had plans to visit Russia anytime soon. Jim Carrey’s travel plans, on the other hand, are a mystery.