- Wall Street Journal correspondent Evan Gershkovich detained by FSB and charged with espionage in Russia.
- Gershkovich fell in love with Russia and reported for the Moscow Times and Agence France-Presse before joining The Wall Street Journal.
- His employer, colleagues and the US government deny the espionage charges and call for his immediate release.
- Gershkovich faces up to 20 years in prison, and espionage trials in Russia are conducted in secret and almost always end in conviction.
- Many Western journalists have pulled out of Russia, and the Journal has withdrawn its Moscow bureau chief.
Evan Gershkovich Loved Russia, the Country That Turned on Him
Wall Street Journal correspondent Evan Gershkovich, who fell in love with Russia, has been detained by the FSB and charged with espionage, an allegation the Journal denies. He faces up to 20 years in prison on charges his employer, colleagues and the US government deny.