Journalist Masha Green fled Russia, returned for 20 years, and then fled again. She has “dedicated her career to writing and reporting about Russian society from both within and outside her native country.”

“Masha joined Tyler [Cowen] in New York City to answer his many questions about Russia: why was Soviet mathematics so good? What was it like meeting with Putin? Why are Russian friendships so intense? Are Russian women as strong as the stereotype suggests — and why do they all have the same few names? Is Russia more hostile to LGBT rights than other autocracies? Why did Garry Kasparov fail to make a dent in Russian politics? What did The Americans get right that Chernobyl missed? And what’s a good place to eat Russian food in Manhattan?”

[Conversations With Tyler]

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