Inside The Games reported that US Congressman from Tennessee co-chair of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Mr Steve Cohen has described Russia’s richest man & NLMK owner Mr Vladimir Lisin as one of dictator in Mr Vladimir Putin's wallets. Mr Cohen in a letter also addressed to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy at the European Union Mr Josep Borrell wrote “Lisin's NLMK is one of the main suppliers of steel for the Russian military-industrial complex, particularly Uralvagonzavod tank manufacturing plant. The products of Lisin's enterprises are used to conduct military operations on the territory of Ukraine and to kill Ukrainians.” Unlike many of Russia's rich and politically-connected industrialists, Mr Lisin and his companies have not been sanctioned by the US, the EU, Britain, or even Ukraine. So far, only Australia has issued economic sanctions against Lisin. United States Secretary of State Mr Anthony Blinken has been urged to impose sanctions on International Shooting Sport Federation President Mr Vladimir Lisin after he was linked to Russia's nuclear weapons programme. An investigation by Czech Republic-based RFE/RL journalists last month claimed to have uncovered connections between Lisin and Russia's military industries. According to a non-governmental organisation that monitors Russian state contracts, one of his companies did business with a state-run institute involved in the development of nuclear weapons.