Kirill Shevchenko hid in a subway to escape Russian missiles in February. His family and he have since relocated to Germany. Shevchenko will be in Chennai, representing Ukraine. Alina Kashlinskaya, one among 44 Russian chess players to sign a ‘stop the war’ letter before sending it to Vladimir Putin, quit the federation.
At the Olympiad, she will represent Poland in the women’s section (her husband, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, is part of the men’s team). On Twitter, Carissa Yip, has been posting crucial resources on what next after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
Yip, 18, like millions of other women across the US, focussed her efforts on urging people to donate for abortion funding.