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London: Russia’s foreign ministry has sanctioned a broad list of 121 Australian media bosses, mining bosses, academics, defence officials and journalists, including the editors of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

The move, announced in Moscow on Wednesday evening, cited the “Russophobic agenda” from the individual’s named.

Russia’s foreign ministry is sanctioning an additional 121 Australian citizen.Credit:AP

The Kremlin’s “stop list”, which bans those named from entry to Russia “indefinitely,” was compiled in response to the growing sanctions of the Australian government, the Russian foreign ministry said.

It includes Herald editor Bevan Shields, The Age editor Gay Alcorn as well as Peter Costello, who is also chair of Nine Entertainment Group which owns The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, and chief executive Mike Sneesby.

Mining magnates Gina Rinehart and Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest had sanctions imposed, as well as ABC chair Ita Buttrose, co-chairman of News Corp Lachlan Murdoch and chairman of Seven Group, Kerry Stokes.

Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, property tycoon Harry Triguboff will also be banned from entering Russia and well as Rio Tinto Iron Ore chief executive Simon Trott.

“Entry to the Russian Federation for these persons is closed on an indefinite basis,” the statement said, “in response to the growing sanctions of the Australian government, which apply to an increasing number of Russian citizens – both officials and their families, as well as representatives of the business community and the media”.

The names of journalist and commentators made up roughly half the list, including a spread of foreign correspondents, many who have covered the war, and their editors.

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