Masha Gessen

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Journalist, author; Carnegie Millennial Fellow

Guest, Russia in Global Dialogue
(July 2016)

Project:

Retrofitting Totalitarianism in Russia

The current Russian regime does not fit existing definitions of totalitarianism, limited as they are. Yet Russian society behaves in ways that reproduce the behaviors of a totalitarian society. The lived experience of a Russian is, increasingly, that of a citizen of a totalitarian state. Why and how is this happening is the subject of the book I am writing.


Previous stays at the IWM:
1999, Milena Jesenska Visiting Fellow