Masha Gessen

Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist who is the author of Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot and The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin.

Foreigners
Aug. 15 2014 12:38 PMThe Putin Military DoctrineHe wins by lying.
Foreigners
March 21 2014 11:51 AMCrimea Is Putin’s RevengeOn March 24, 1999, the U.S. bombed Kosovo. Putin has been planning his payback ever since.
Outward
Feb. 24 2014 10:17 AMHow the International LGBTQ Rights Movement Failed Russian Gays in Sochi
Foreigners
Dec. 19 2013 7:26 PMPutin, SnubbedThe Russian leader may release Mikhail Khodorkovsky to distract attention from Western leaders’ decision to skip his Olympics.
Doublex
May 15 2013 2:18 PMI Envy Angelina Jolie Her NipplesBut I’m glad I had a preventive double mastectomy eight years ago.
Foreigners
March 1 2012 8:07 AMHow To Read the Russian ElectionIf you are wondering which of the candidates opposing Vladimir Putin on Sunday is a stooge, rest assured: They all are.
Dispatches
Aug. 10 2010 10:49 AMMoscow in a HazeThe deadly fires have exposed a key problem in today's Russia: No one knows what's going on.
Dispatches
Nov. 24 2009 9:35 AMStudies in Forgetting
Medical Examiner
July 26 2005 12:16 PMJewish Guinea PigsWhat if a gene patent is bad for the Jews?
Dispatches
Dec. 31 2004 1:37 PMFireworks in Independence Square
Dispatches
Sept. 1 2004 6:42 PMDispatch From MoscowIn my Russia, the terrorists are winning.
Medical Examiner
June 21 2004 9:11 AMIn Which I Talk About Breasts, the Old Ones and the Possible New Ones
Medical Examiner
June 17 2004 10:01 AMIn Which I Learn a Little Bit About Why the Genetic Counseling Process Seems So Odd, and in Which I Also Start Learning To Talk About Breasts—and Cutting Them Off
Medical Examiner
June 14 2004 2:32 PMIn Which I Gain a Greater Understanding of Breasts and Ovaries
Dispatches
Aug. 2 1999 8:24 PMDispatches From Hell
Foreigners
July 23 2014 5:47 PMPutin Isn’t PanickingThe Flight 17 disaster is just one misstep in the Russian president’s wider war on the West.
Outward
March 12 2014 12:52 PMPro-Gay Companies Stop Being Pro-Gay in Russia. Here's How to Fix That.
Foreigners
Jan. 9 2014 5:40 PM“I Was My Own Person Again”The women of Pussy Riot made meaning out of a horrific experience in prison. Now, they’re launching another protest movement in Russia.
Outward
Aug. 26 2013 6:00 AMWhen Putin Declared War on Gay Families, It Was Time for Mine to Leave Russia
Tv Club
April 3 2013 11:00 PMThe Americans, Season 1What does a Russian make of the show’s depiction of Soviets?
Dispatches
Jan. 24 2011 4:17 PMDo Russians Have a Death Wish?Authorities were warned of the attack on Domodedovo Airport a week ago, but they didn't beef up security.
Dispatches
Nov. 25 2009 10:51 AMThe Last of the Voluntary Settlers
Dispatches
Nov. 23 2009 7:00 AMThe Worst Good Idea Ever
Dispatches
Jan. 1 2005 3:04 PMNext Year in Minsk
The Slate Gist
Sept. 4 2004 6:06 PMChechnyaWhat drives the separatists to commit such terrible outrages?
Medical Examiner
June 22 2004 9:01 AMIn Which I Draw Conclusions and Describe My Decision
Medical Examiner
June 18 2004 9:25 AMIn Which I Am Given New Hope, Which Is Crushed a Few Days Later
Medical Examiner
June 16 2004 12:10 PMIn Which I Speak With Oncologist Wendy Chen and Find Out That, While the Counselors' Recommendations Were Right, They Were Also Wrong
Medical Examiner
June 13 2004 7:58 AMIn Which I Find Out That I Am Genetically Mutant
Dispatches
July 27 1999 12:23 AMDispatches From Hell

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Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
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Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
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Sept. 17 2014 11:06 AM Inside the Exclusive World of Members-Only Clubs
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Sept. 17 2014 11:14 AM How Does That Geometry Problem Make You Feel? Computer tutors that can read students’ emotions.
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Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.