Award-winning journalist and Putin biographer Masha Gessen's understanding of the forces that have wracked Russia is unparalleled. Here she follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as offspring of the very architects of the new Russia. Gessen charts their paths against the machinations of the regime that would crush them all.
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There are eerie similarities between Putin's dictatorial behavior and that of Donal Trump that are described here through interviews ab out the lives of ordinary Russians. We can see the terrible future of America if we don't need the warnings and stop him.
So clear! Unlike the scrappy academic nonfiction storytelling, this book is beautiful. Although written from the point of view of the "enemy" state of Russia, I find these particular words to ring out the changes found both in Russian and American society. Thank you Gessen for being honest in a time of disturbance. And thanks to others reading this book for trying to understand. Times will be hard in the future, so prepare with RIGHTEOUS things.