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Russian Activist Masha Gessen And The Art Of Dissent

Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen lived and worked in Russia for 20 years before increasingly severe anti-gay legislation led her, her partner and three children to leave for the U.S. last December. Her newest book, “Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot,” details the story of the famed feminist punk rock activist group, tracing the roots of their revolt in Russia’s post-Soviet culture and documenting the members’ journey into Russia’s penal colonies after being convicted of hooliganism. She joins Kojo to discuss the art of dissent.

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