The future is history : how totalitarianism reclaimed Russia / Masha Gessen.
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- ISBN: 9781432850524 (large print : hardcover)
- ISBN: 1432850520 (large print : hardcover)
- Physical Description: 879 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
- Edition: Large print edition.
- Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
- Copyright: ©2017
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 788-975).
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Born in 1984 -- Life, examined -- Privilege -- Homo sovieticus -- Swan Lake -- The execution of the White House -- Everyone wants to be a millionaire -- Grief, arrested -- Old songs -- It's all over all over again -- Life after death -- The orange menace -- All in the family -- The future is history -- Budushchego net -- White ribbons -- Masha: May 6, 2012 -- Seryozha: July 18, 2013 -- Lyosha: June 11, 2013 -- A nation divided -- Zhanna: February 27, 2015 -- Forever war.
Journalist Masha Gessen follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each of them came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children and grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each with newfound aspirations of their own as entrepreneurs, activists, thinkers, and writers, sexual and social beings. Gessen charts their paths against the machinations of the regime that would crush them all, and against the war it waged on understanding itself, which ensured the unobstructed reemergence of the old Soviet order in the form of today's terrifying and seemingly unstoppable mafia state.
National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2017
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