Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist and author of many books, including The Brothers: ‘The Road to an American Tragedy,’ ‘The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin,’ and ‘Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot.’ In her forthcoming book, ‘The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Retook Russia’ (October 2017), she combines reportage and intellectual history to trace the arc of Russia’s recent devolution into totalitarianism. Her award-winning work appears regularly in The New York Times, Slate, Vanity Fair, and elsewhere. A longtime resident of Moscow, Gessen now lives in New York.
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Masha Gessen on Truth, Lies and Totalitarianism in Russia and the U.S.