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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) on the ice against the Vegas Golden Knights at Capital One Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., January 24, 2022. (Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports)

Even at the risk of being heroes.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W hat to do about Alex Ovechkin, the Vladimir Putin crony who is a star player for the Washington Capitals? Or, as Jay Nordlinger asks: What about the great conductor Valery Gergiev, another Putin ally, or the pianist Denis Matsuev, who not only acts as a PR agent of the Putin regime but who also has specifically endorsed violence against Ukraine? What about soon-to-be-former Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich, a Russian oligarch pressured into putting his team up for sale?

“Our fight is not with ordinary Russians,” the platitude insists. Perhaps. But these are not ordinary Russians.

Is an oligarch entitled to

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