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Quotes by Masha Gessen
Apr 03 2017
It took the [past] administration many years to understand the severity of the situation [and] it's gone from bad to worse.feedback
Mar 05 2017
I knew this was how he understood the word patriotism – just the way he had been taught in all those KGB schools: the country is as great as the fear it inspires, and the media should be loyal.feedback
Sep 27 2013
It sucks. You know it feels absurd because I was fourteen when I left my country because they had no place for us. I felt like I was reclaiming it when I came back here (to Russia) in my twenties. It was a very important statement to make to myself and to people around me. That this is my home and they don't get to take it away from me just because of their anti-Semitic policies. Well, they get to take it away again.feedback
Sep 27 2013
Twenty months ago he looked out his window and saw the first set of huge protests. What he saw were enemies protesting not his regime, but Russia itself. That meant they were foreigners. The 'others'. And LGBT people are the quintessential foreign agents. The quintessential 'other'. It has nothing to do with homophobia, per say. It's xenophobia in general. But who better personifies foreign or western influence than LGBTs. So we're the first target but we're not going to be the only target. It's going to broaden out.feedback
Jul 24 2013
It's a flagship case. It's the case that began the crackdown. When they were arrested a year and a half ago it was really the first arrest in a long series of arrests of people who were engaged in peaceful protests.feedback
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