Nov 15, 2022
By Andy Johnson
Two giants from Canadian arts and letters are among the 100 new names on the list that Russia has banned from entering that country.
Can Lit legend Margaret Atwood.
Comedy legend Jim Carrey.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has also included Amy Knight, a noted historian of the KGB., and a number of others who appear to be connected to ethnic Ukrainian organizations who have been involved in the “formation of (Canada’s) aggressively anti-Russian course.”
Atwood took the news in stride tweeting that she and Carrey “had planned a little naughty weekend getaway in Moscow. but now it will have to be Kyiv instead.”
Carrey has often commented on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, tweeting in February that “it breaks my heart to see innocent people (especially children) put in harm’s way by yet another of history’s grandiose political jerks.