Articles by Masha Gessen on theintercept.com
Youths struggle with suicide in Russia but a restrictive law makes it difficult to publish articles and books about their troubles, especially for the LGBT community.
With the goal of protecting innocence, strict laws passed under Putin put a chill on publishing books for kids that touch on violence or sexuality.
Faced with sweeping yet vague laws in Russia, publishers and booksellers play it safe, avoiding subjects that might provoke readers or the state.
A new book by Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan reveals the subtle as well as forceful pressures that persuade Russian technology companies to comply with government censorship.