America’s Miscalculations, Afghanistan’s Collapse

Rikki NovetskyMooj ZadieLuke Vander Ploeg and

Paige Cowett and

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Among the actions taken by the West to punish Moscow for the invasion of Ukraine is the blacklisting of the incredibly rich and politically connected Russian businessmen known as oligarchs.

But how could sanctions on Russia’s superwealthy increase the pressure on President Vladimir V. Putin to end the war?


Matt Apuzzo, a reporter for The New York Times, based in Brussels.

Yatchs moored in Monaco. In the past, Russian oligarchs have often hired high-priced accountants, lawyers and other middlemen to conceal their assets.
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