Lighthouse Reports in the Netherlands has highlighted a useful resource, saying that the war in Ukraine has thrown an unprecedented spotlight on Russian oligarchs, triggered waves of sanctions and made them an urgent priority for investigative journalists. Who is an oligarch? How many are there? Who else has been sanctioned? Making sense of these questions, it says, requires adding meaning and context to the raw data, and it has defined and categorised more than 500 Russians and Belarusians added to international sanctions lists since 1 January 2022. A sanctions tracker website acts as a portal for journalists and researchers to quickly find answers to some of the key questions arising from this fast-moving, complex and vitally important story.
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