President Biden is ramping up sanctions against Russia,
announcing the U.S. is banning all new investments in Russia, freezing assets for two of its largest banks,
and targeting some of the country's elite, including government officials and their families.
Among the family members being targeted, Russian president Vladimir Putin's two adult daughters with his ex-wife, the two divorced back in 2014.
Putin's daughter Katerina Tikhonova is described as a tech executive who was reportedly a competitive dancer when she was younger.
His other child Maria Vorontsova leads state-funded programs in genetics research.
The US Treasury reports she has received billions of dollars from the Kremlin.
Both women have mostly stayed out of the public eye.
Putin is mostly quiet about his daughters, saying he has avoided discussing them for security reasons and because they've never enjoyed being in the spotlight.
In 2017, the Russian president briefly spoke about them in an interview with Oliver Stone on Showtime.
They are not into politics, and they aren't into corporate business.
They are into science and education. I'm proud of them.
她们热衷于科学和教育 。我为她们感到骄傲 。
And though the sanctions impact on Putin's daughters is not immediate, their symbolic importance is already evident.