Russian journalist Masha Gessen and political scientist Daniel Treisman discuss growing concerns about the reversal of democracy and the rule of law in Russia under Vladimir Putin. Gessen is the director of Radio Liberty’s Russian Service and author of The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. As editor of Russia’s Vokrug sveta, she was fired for not covering a publicity stunt by Putin. Treisman, director of UCLA’s Center for European and Eurasian studies, is a specialist on post-communist Russia. He is the author of The Return: Russia’s Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev.
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