Journalist Evan Gershkovich held in Russian prison

Evan Gershkovich photo with hashtag of I stand with Evan

Evan Gershkovich is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where he covers Russia, Ukraine and the former Soviet Union. In March 2023, he was arrested in Russia while on a reporting trip and accused of spying, making him the first American journalist detained in Russia on espionage charges since the Cold War. The Journal vehemently denies the allegations. President Biden and news organizations around the world have joined the Journal in calling for Mr. Gershkovich’s immediate release.

Mr. Gershkovich, the American son of Soviet-born Jewish exiles, grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Bowdoin College, a liberal-arts school in Maine, in 2014. Before joining the Journal in January 2022, Mr. Gershkovich was a reporter for Agence France-Presse and the Moscow Times. He was also a news assistant at the New York Times.

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