The Closing of the Russian Mind: Freedom of Expression in Putin’s Russia

 A conversation with:
Lyudmila Ulitskaya
Russian Writer
Winner of the Russian Booker Prize and the Simone de Beauvoir Prize

Ilya Danishevsky
Chief Editor 
Vremena Publishing House 

Maria Stepanova
Poet, Critic, and Independent Journalist
Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of and Editor of

Anna Nemzer
Russian Novelist and Editor 
TV Rain (Dozhd)

Moderated by:
Scott Stossel
American Journalist and Editor
The Atlantic Magazine

As political controls tighten over freedom of expression in Russia, the Atlantic Council and PEN America have the pleasure to host four prominent Russian writers who will provide the audience with an inside view on how censorship and the closing of the creative space are used by the Kremlin to control discourse. The panelists will also discuss how the international community can support Russian intellectuals standing up for free expression and help defend open discourse in present-day Russia. We hope you can join us for this important and timely discussion.

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record. 

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