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Brittney Griner Gets 9 Years in Russian Prison for Cannabis Oil, Smuggling

The Phoenix Mercury center pleaded guilty to drug possession and smuggling but asked for leniency, saying didn't mean to break the law

WNBA’s Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge: Russian Media

“I’d like to plead guilty, your honor. But there was no intent. I didn’t want to break the law,” Griner reportedly told the court

Ballet Dancers Who Came to LA After Fleeing Russia’s War Tell Their Story

Los Angeles spoke with three top international ballet dancers who fled Russia's war on Ukraine and are now performing right in Santa Monica

The Story Behind Catarina Buchatskiy Leaving Stanford for Ukraine

“We want to be able to come out of this with the Ukrainian legacy intact,” Buchatskiy told Los Angeles magazine

How the War With Russia Is Impacting L.A.’s Ukrainian Businesses

"Some of them support Ukraine. Some of them support Russia. Some of them support Ukraine, but they love Putin," one restaurant owner tells LA Mag

How Airbnb Is Helping Ukrainian Refugees Find Temporary Housing

Airbnb is using their nonprofit organization to provide a place to stay for Ukrainian refugees with the help of Hosts and donors.

Disney Now Says it Will ‘Pause’ All Business with Russia

As violence escalates, Disney will pause licensing, cruise lines, National Geographic magazine and tours, local content production and more

Stoli is Rebranding to Get Russia Out of its Vodka

In light of the Ukraine invasion the maker of the beloved vodka is making it sound less Russian

Cannes 2022 Film Festival Bans Official Russian Delegates

“However modest as it is, we join our voices with those who oppose this unacceptable situation and denounce the attitude of Russia and its leaders,” Cannes says in a statement

Twitter is Now Flagging Russian State Propaganda

Twitter hopes to keep track of Russian misinformation while YouTube and Facebook try to demonetize the invader