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Recent Publications

"The Tired and Poor Who Make America Great"

The New York Times, Sunday Review, August 18, 2019

 

"My Chernobyl Vacation Friend"

The New York Review of Books, July 12, 2019

 

"Shostakovich, My Grandfather, and the Chimes of Novorossiysk"

The New York Review of Books, April 8, 2019

"The Pioneers' Palace Performs in Moscow" 

The New York Review of Books, March 8, 2019

"Walls of Futility" 

Project Syndicate, March 7, 2019

"No, I Won't Take Trump Home to Russia With Me"

The New York Times, Sunday Review, January 19, 2019

 

"The Romanovs' Art of Survival"

The New York Review of Books, July 16, 2018

"My Mother’s Brilliant Career in Soviet Culture"

The New York Review of Books, May 29, 2018

"Down with Tsar Putin"

Project Syndicate, May 16, 2018

 

"The Peculiar Business of Being Russian"

The New York Review of Books, February 16, 2018

"A Soviet New Year: With Mayonnaise"

The New York Review of Books, December 30th, 2017

"Putin’s Russia: Revolution, What Revolution?"

The New York Review of Books, November 7, 2017

"The Bright Tomorrow: Growing Up in the Brezhnev Era"

The New Your Times, Op-Ed, September 5, 2017

"The Remains of Romanovs"

The New Your Times, Op-Ed, July 10, 2017

Red Century Series

NYT "Most e-mailed" and "most viewed"

"Moscow's Real Estate Roulette"

The New Your Times, Op-Ed, May 20, 2017

Interview with Boris Akunin

Top Russian writer and dissident explains how democracy died under Putin and what the US can still do to resist

Quartz, "History Lessons" Feb 15 2017

'The Russian autocrat’s guide to silencing the free press—as updated by Donald Trump'--Quartz, "History Lessons" February 2017 March 2017

"Trump’s power depends on the myth of America as dystopia—but there’s still time to reject it"--Quartz, "Storytelling" March 2017