Russia

15 posts
Shifting flight paths for wealthy Russians

For The New York Times, Pablo Robles, Anton Troianovski, and Agnes Chang mapped the change in destinations for Russian private jets, before and after sanctions. Before, it was more about Paris, Milan, and Geneva. After, Dubai became a top destination. I like the charts after the map. A slope chart with a white fill provides contrast and a flight departures board gives a little something extra. Tags: flights, New York...

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Shrinking war mapped

The war in Ukraine continues, but the scale and objects appear to have changed over time. Josh Holder, Marco Hernandez, and Jon Huang for The New York Times mapped the shrinking scope as Russia loses more soldiers and resources. Tags: Russia, Ukraine, war

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Ukraine’s defense in Kyiv

The New York Times shows how Russia has tried to take over and how Ukraine continues to stop the offensives. The mixed media piece pulls you in to how different strategies have worked and have not, at least the best you can through a screen. Tags: defense, Kyiv, New York Times, Russia, Ukraine, war

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Russia’s logistics problems

For The Washington Post, Bonnie Berkowitz and Artur Galocha report on several facets of Russia’s logistics, from poor protection, to poor communication, to vehicle breakdowns. Tags: logistics, Russia, war, Washington Post

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Intercepted Russian radio communications

The New York Times analyzed Russian radio communications near Kyiv. The unencrypted transmissions, which anyone with a ham radio could record and even interject in, seem to suggest logistical mistakes early on. The mixed media piece, driven primarily by audio, adds another dimension to the wideout map views of the invasion. Tags: New York Times, radio, Russia, war

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Imports to Russia from countries that imposed sanctions and not

For The Washington Post, Andrew Van Dam, Youjin Shin and Alyssa Fowers plotted the value of imports to Russia by country and whether that country has imposed sanctions or not. The bumpy alluvial diagram shows values and rank over time with “other countries” split out on the bottom. I wonder if it would’ve been worth splitting no-sanction and sanction countries for the top and bottom instead. Tags: imports, Russia, sanctions,...

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Empty Ukrainian airspace

As you would imagine, Ukrainian airspace looks empty right now. Reuters mapped flights before the Russian invasion, the day of, and after the European Union airspace ban. The above shows private, commercial, and cargo flights. In separate maps, Reuters also reported unidentified flights, along with detours, cancelations, and the general disruption of international airspace. Tags: flights, invasion, Reuters, Russia, Ukraine

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Recontextualized media

The Media Manipulation Casebook summarizes how bad-intentioned people take media from past events, movies, and video games and shove the bits into a different context to fill a different purpose: Posts with recontextualized media often take advantage of short, less than one-minute video clips that lack much context about where the video originates. One 19-second video clip posted to TikTok on February 24, 2022 depicts two paratroopers mid-flight before switching...

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Why Russia is invading Ukraine, a visual guide

RealLifeLore explains the history between the two countries and the multi-faceted motivations behind the invasion. As you might expect, the reasons are complex and full of unknowns. Tags: invasion, RealLifeLore, Russia, Ukraine

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Tracking the sanctions against Russia

Correctiv is tracking sanctions against Russian individuals and companies, based on data from OpenSanctions. Tags: Correctiv, Russia, sanctions

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