Potanin reportedly has close ties with Vladimir Putin. Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images Vladimir Potanin is the richest man in Russia, worth an estimated $25 billion. He's been known to vacation on yachts and play ice hockey with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Potanin has not been named on US or EuropeanContinue Reading

Mariana Vishegirskaya stands outside a maternity hospital that was damaged by shelling in Mariupol, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Vishegirskaya survived the shelling and later gave birth to a girl in another hospital in Mariupol. Mstyslav Chernov/AP Photo A Ukrainian official said thousands of Mariupol residents are starving.  Mariupol facedContinue Reading

Soviet cosmonaut Yury Gagarin arriving in London for a Russian trade fair in 1961. Douglas Miller/Getty Images Yuri Gagarin has had his name removed from the US-based Space Foundation's fundraising event. The Soviet cosmonaut was the first person to fly to space, on April 12, 1961.  The nonprofit organization decidedContinue Reading

World Central Kitchen team in Poland feeding refugees who fled the war in Ukraine. World Central Kitchen Since the war began, 3 million Ukrainians have fled their country, according to the UN. World Central Kitchen, a US-based nonprofit, is feeding people in Ukraine and refugees in nearby countries. The groupContinue Reading

Industrial Container Cargo freight ship with working crane bridge in shipyard at Iron Ore Mine Factory Plant in Narvik Norway. vichie81/iStock/Getty Images Plus A yacht owned by Russian oligarch Vladimir Strzhalkovsky is stranded in Norway, as local oil suppliers have refused to refuel it. Russian oligarchs who have been sanctionedContinue Reading