Masha Gessen


Masha Gessen is the author of The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. Her latest book, Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot, was published in January.
 (May 2014)

  • Russia: Man vs. System

    December 26, 2014

    The corruption, inequality, and ultimate hopelessness that drive the plot of Andrey Zvyagintsev's Leviathan are becoming only more evident and pronounced in the current meltdown of the Russian economy.

  • Russia’s Dying: A Postscript

    September 8, 2014

    Mark Adomanis claims to have found eight errors in my piece on Michelle Parsons' and Nicholas Eberstadt's books on Russian demographics. To prove his points, he gets extremely selective with dates data.

  • The Dying Russians

    September 2, 2014

    Why are Russians dying in numbers, and at ages, and of causes never seen in any other country that is not, by any standard definition, at war?