Authoritarianism in the FSU: Why Civil Liberties Don’t Stand a Chance in Putin’s Russia – A Conversation with Masha Gessen, author of seven nonfiction books, including The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy and The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin.
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Authoritarianism in the FSU: Why Civil Liberties Don’t Stand a Chance in Putin’s Russia
A Conversation with Masha Gessen
Masha Gessen is the author of seven nonfiction books, including The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy andThe Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. She was born in Moscow and emigrated to the U.S. twice, once as a teenager, fleeing Soviet anti-Semitism with her parents, and once as a mother of three fleeing Putin’s antigay campaign. In between, she spent 20 years reporting from Moscow. She writes a monthly column forThe International New York Times and contributes to The New York Review of Books, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, and the New Yorker.
Generation R programs are generously supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group.
Thu Oct 29, 2015
7:00PM – 9:00PM
Cost: $15 members | $18 public
Generation Я is an initiative at JCC Manhattan for Russian Jews created by Russian Jews. Sharing similar childhood and immigration experiences, Russian-speaking Jews (RSJs) in their 20s, 30s, and 40s create and experience programs that explore the dual nature of their identities as American Jews from Russian-speaking families.