Masha Gessen: Putin's War - Against the West

WED, NOV 12, 2014 (1:17:51)

Russian-American journalist and LGBT activist Masha Gessen visited First Parish in Cambridge to discuss Vladimir Putin’s rise to power and its worldwide effects.

A noted opponent to Putin’s regime, Gessen cites the President’s militaristic allocation of funds and general pursuit of power as reasons for the fall of the country’s nascent democratic government. When asked about the nature of freedom of expression in Russia, Gessen opines, “the subjective experience of having space contract around you is probably more traumatic and more limiting than the experience of never having had the space in the first place.”

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