Bonus Weekend Podcast: Being Targeted in Russia

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Former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov plays a game of chess against eight-year old Ronan Ferreira on March 25, 2012in Pretoria, South Africa.

This past Thursday, the journalist Masha Gessen joined us to talk about the challenges facing people who are trying to change political and social conditions in Russia. For this week’s Bonus Weekend Podcast, we’ve chosen three interviews from a couple of years ago that highlighted people who were trying to expose wrongdoings in Russia. In February 2015, investor Bill Browder talked about his attorney, Sergei Magnitsky, who, after exposing corruption in Russia, was tortured and then later died in prison. In November, 2015 Chess champion Garry Kasparov discussed his book about Vladimir Putin’s anti-democratic tendencies. And also that month, I spoke with journalist Marvin Kalb about the Russian invasion of Crimea.