#PutinsLibrary: A Photo Mash-Up Contest

What better way to call attention to the absurdity of Russia’s troika of anti-free expression laws enacted since Putin took office—again—than a contest to celebrate the wealth of iconic… More

Dear President Putin

Over 200 writers from across the globe have joined PEN in calling for the repeal of punitive new laws that severely restrict freedom of expression in Russia. In an… More

Dignity of Lentil Soup

Michele Zackheim's profile on Russian writer and activist Stanislav Dmitrievsky, whose book may soon be banned by authorities. If found to be "extremist" in nature, Dmitrievsky himself will be… More

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