Tracking the aircraft used to bring home American Brittney Griner and the Russian arms dealer
It's been several weeks since I initially tracked a decent sized list of oligarchs fleeing Russia. Putin's invasion of Ukraine caused eventual sanctions [https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/03/24/fact-sheet-united-states-and-allies-and-partners-impose-additional-costs-on-russia/] on a sweeping list of people strangling assets all over the world. First
Was revoking the airworthiness of Russian jets "enough"? Are Russian jets still flying around the world?
I read in an interesting article [https://www.flyingmag.com/u-s-warns-against-helping-russian-aircraft-fly-home/] today on FlyingMag.com. The article suggests that AirBridgeCargo, a subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group violated US sanctions by relocating their 747 fleet [https://www.planespotters.net/airline/AirBridgeCargo] back to Russia. I did some digging to figure out where
It has come to my attention that Russian airline Volga-Dnepr has asked flight mapping platforms to cease the display of their fleet until further notice. When these planes are expected to vanish from FlightRadar24, FlightAware, etc, is unknown to me. ADSBexchange.com will continue showing these planes (and all planes)
This morning I saw a post about a Russian VIP transport plane inbound IAD/Washington DC. I didn't believe it at first. I started doing some research into it and, sure enough, there it was on multiple map/radar sites.As of 6:45am EST on 3/5/