After a summit that didn’t seem to offer much of substance a couple of weeks ago, I was hoping that maybe at least these sorts of vindictive and counterproductive stunts would be dialed back, if nothing else. But just days after the summit, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan announced that another round of sanctions regarding Alexey Navalny would be forthcoming against Russia. Now, earlier this week, the State Department issued an advisory warning Americans not to travel to Russia for any reason. The advisory stated that Americans risked possible unjust imprisonment, terrorism, and all manner of horrible actions that could befall them if they visited that vast hellacious land. I’m surprised the advisory didn’t include a warning about something my mom’s former neighbor said he heard about in Russia: that there is a trapdoor you open that leads into hell somewhere in the country.