Ruling on Flyers prospect Ivan Fedotov only intensifies tension between U.S., Russia

MAGNITOGORSK, CHELYABINSK REGION, RUSSIA - APRIL 30, 2022: HC CSKA Moscow's goaltender Ivan Fedotov drinks champagne from a trophy in a locker room after winning Leg 7 of their 2021/22 Kontinental Hockey League Gagarin Cup Final tie (final best-of-seven series of annual KHL playoffs) against HC Metallurg Magnitogorsk at the Metallurg Arena. Sergei Fadeichev/TASS/Sipa USA

Fedotov’s situation is just the latest chapter in the strained relationship between the United States and Russia due to a volatile political climate after the latter declared war on the Ukraine last year. 


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