Brittney Griner is Free, But Another American Remains Locked Up in Russia for Pot
Sixty-one-year-old Marc Fogel was arrested in Russia last year after authorities found medical cannabis in his possession.
December 13, 2022
Brittney Griner Released from Russian Prison in Exchange for Arms Dealer
Brittney Griner was swapped for Viktor Bout, aka the ‘Merchant of Death.’
December 8, 2022
Russia Signals That Griner Could Be Released, But U.S. Skeptical
The deputy foreign minister of Russia cited new “activity” in the WNBA star’s case.
November 21, 2022
Brittney Griner Moved To Russian Penal Colony in Unknown Location
This marks another grim turn of events for the American basketball star.
November 10, 2022
Griner Denied Appeal, Drug Conviction Upheld by Russian Court
The WNBA star Brittney Griner will begin serving her nine-year prison sentence.
October 25, 2022
U.S. Negotiator ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ Griner Will Be Released By Year’s End
Former Gov. Bill Richardson traveled to Moscow last month to meet with Russian officials and discuss the release of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan.
October 10, 2022
Russian Court Sets Griner’s Appeal Hearing for October 25
Brittney Griner's nine-year prison sentence may be overturned come October 25.
October 4, 2022
Canadian Government Tells Hockey Players in Russia, Belarus To Leave
The Canadian government cautions hockey players competing abroad in Russia and Belarus, citing lack of support should anyone be detained. Some believe there could be risks similar to the trial and imprisonment of WNBA athlete Brittney Griner.
September 29, 2022
Biden To Meet With Family of Brittney Griner
President Biden will also meet with the family of Paul Whelan, another American imprisoned by Russia.
September 16, 2022
From the Archives: Hash in the U.S.S.R. (1974)
"Like Stalin, the hashish came from the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia—and it was just as powerful.”
September 4, 2022