Keith Gessen

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"For 20 beautiful years, my homeland was open and (kind of) free. Now, I fear, it’s closing back up."

Previously: Keith Gessen on the Longform Podcast.

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The rise and fall of the new oligarchs, who raided the Russian state. When Putin came to power most fled, but not Mikhail Khodorkovsky: “The other oligarchs, when they saw the fuzz, knew they should run. But Khodorkovsky forgot.”

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The economics of being a young writer.

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A log of the 32 shitless hours that the author spent in the Tombs prison after being arrested during an Occupy Wall Street protest.