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ICFRC: Russian Artists vs. the Russian Government

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What's the current relationship between the Russian government and the country's cultural figures and institutions? The case of the Russian PEN Centre illustrates a broader collapse of freedom of speech, and revisions of recent history have become normal. What aims are being pursued? And what will be the consequences of these trends?

Alisa GANIEVA (fiction writer, essayist; Russia) is the author of four books, including the novels (2015), shortlisted for the Russian Booker, and (2012) shortlisted for the Yasnaya Polyana literary prize; they appeared in English as Bride and Groom (2018) and The Mountain and the Wall (2015) and have been translated into eight languages. Her story collection , ! [Salaam, Dalgat!] won the 2009 Debut Prize, to controversy and acclaim. Ganieva was a juror for the several literary prizes including the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 2017.

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