A video grab taken from Russian state media footage shows Brittney Griner sitting on a plane after being released from prison in Moscow. Photo via AFP
A video grab taken from Russian state media footage shows Brittney Griner sitting on a plane after being released from prison in Moscow. Photo via AFP

Basketball star Brittney Griner lands in US as Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout greets family in Moscow

  • The sports champion was freed in a high-level exchange involving prolific Russian arms dealer Bout, ‘the Merchant of Death’
  • Securing the swap after months of painstaking negotiations was a rare instance of US-Russian cooperation after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine

A video grab taken from Russian state media footage shows Brittney Griner sitting on a plane after being released from prison in Moscow. Photo via AFP
A video grab taken from Russian state media footage shows Brittney Griner sitting on a plane after being released from prison in Moscow. Photo via AFP
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