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Into the “social death” of the Russian oligarchy

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A large home owned by the Russian Len Blavatnik stands along East 63rd Street in Manhattan on March 01, 2022 in New York City. Some city officials and activists are reacting to Russia's war in Ukraine by demanding the freezing of assets of prominent and wealthy Russians, known as Oligarchs, in New York who have ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin. Around the world, businesses, sporting groups, and art associations are severing ties to Russia. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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