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In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, reporter Evan Gershkovich’s family speaks out for the first time since he was detained in Russia on March 29. Photo: Brian Troy for The Wall Street Journal

The Russian émigré parents of journalist Evan Gershkovich raised him to know and love the culture of their homeland. Now they look for Russia to release their detained child.

The Wall Street Journal correspondent, whose parents fled the Soviet Union, made Moscow a second home. He was detained Wednesday by the FSB for alleged espionage, an allegation the Journal vehemently denies.Long read