Soccer, Eurovision and enterprise rush to ditch hyperlinks to Moscow over Ukraine invasion | Russia

The Royal Opera Home cancelled a season of performances by Moscow’s famed Bolshoi Ballet, European soccer’s governing physique took the Champions League closing away from St Petersburg, and a bunch of Russian companies have been rocked by resignations of big-name European administrators. Within the hours and days following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, it turned clear that Russia is not a welcome member of western society.

For a very long time, Russia seemed to be working tirelessly on its “delicate energy” credentials, spending billions of roubles to painting itself as a welcoming member of the worldwide group, one which

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