Russia promises tit-for-tat response to US sanctions bill
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia will quickly retaliate against U.S. officials after the U.S. Congress approved a bill imposing sanctions on Russian officials accused of human rights violations, the lower house's speaker said on Monday.
The legislation passed last week primarily aimed to end Cold War-era trade restrictions that have held back American businesses which want a share of the Russian market.
Russian officials, however, have bristled at a section they interpret as U.S. intervention in Moscow's domestic affairs and sought to turn the tables on the United States.
Sergei Naryshkin said the State Duma parliament this week will consider measures against U.S. officials "who are rudely violating human rights."