Why Selling Off Russian Oligarchs’ Assets Will Take Years

It could take years for Russian assets seized by the United States to be permanently confiscated and sold to benefit the Ukrainian people. The Biden administration wants to speed up the process.

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Why Brittney Griner Could Be the Last American Basketball Star in Russia

The atrocities of the war in Ukraine and Griner’s detention in Russia on drug charges could cut off a lucrative pipeline for women’s basketball players.

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The U.K. targets more oligarchs and Putin allies with sanctions.

More than 370 people are being penalized, including Russia’s prime minister, a former president and the Kremlin’s press secretary.

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U.K. vs. Oligarchs: ‘The Gloves Are Now Off’

Russia’s war in Ukraine has finally led the British government to go after ultrawealthy Russians in London. But curbing the flood of corrupt money will require going after more than the big names.

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F.B.I. Raids Homes Linked to Russian Oligarch

Agents investigating whether Oleg Deripaska violated U.S. sanctions searched homes he has used in New York and Washington, D.C.

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Dissidents First: A Foreign Policy Doctrine for the Biden Administration

A dissident is to a dictatorship what a bald fact is to an edifice of lies, the revelation of which causes the whole thing to crumble.

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The Trump Campaign Accepted Russian Help to Win in 2016. Case Closed.

“Cooperation” or “collusion” or whatever. It was a plot against American democracy.

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Report Details Manafort’s Ties During 2016 Trump Campaign to a Russian Agent

The former campaign chairman Paul Manafort kept in close touch with a longtime colleague whom Senate investigators identified as a Russian intelligence officer.

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As Local Health Systems Buckle, Russia’s Oligarchs Take Charge

The growing role of business tycoons in the fight against the coronavirus highlights the weaknesses of the state apparatus built by President Vladimir V. Putin.

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