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Parents of WSJ’s Gershkovich travel to Russia

May 27, 2023

Posted by Chris Roush

Evan Gershkovich

The parents of jailed Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich attended his most recent hearing in Moscow, reports Shelby Holliday of The Journal.

Holliday writes, “The last time the journalist’s parents traveled to Russia was in 2018 to visit their son, who had just moved to Moscow to work as a journalist and cover the country he had grown to love. They themselves had left the Soviet Union in 1979 to settle in America, and he was eager to show them how much their homeland had changed, they said.

“This time their reason for coming was the same—to spend some time, however fleeting, with their son.

“‘I have missed just talking to him and being able to see him,’ the father said.

Evan’s parents said they dressed up for the occasion to show their son they are holding up under the pressure. Milman chose pearls, linen pants and a bracelet he had bought her during a trip to Thailand. On the center of her chartreuse sweater, she pinned a large ‘Free Evan’ button that is commonly worn by the journalist’s colleagues.”

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