Masha Gessen is the author of "The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin," and "Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot."
For Putin’s Censors, Only Suicide Is Worse Than Homosexuality
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.
The Horror Story of Publishing Children’s Books in Russia
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.
Putin Doesn’t Need to Censor Books. Publishers Do It for Him.
Faced with sweeping yet vague laws in Russia, publishers and booksellers play it safe, avoiding subjects that might provoke readers or the state.
How Putin Controls the Internet and Popular Opinion in Russia
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.