Russia: Totalitarianism and Punishment
Masha Gessen on tracing the lives of 4 Russians born as the Soviet Union crumbled. Daniel Beer looks at Tsarist times and prisons in Siberia. Mary Dejevsky analyses Putin's power.
Masha Gessen has traced the lives of 4 Russians born as the Soviet Union crumbled. Daniel Beer won the Cundill History Prize for his history of punishment in Tsarist times. Mary Dejevsky writes and reports on Russian politics now. Philip Dodd presents.
Masha Gessen's book is called The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia.
Daniel Beer's prize winning book is The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile under the Tsars