This session brings together celebrated journalist and chronicler of modern Russia, Masha Gessen, author of books on both Putin and Pussy Riot, with award-winning historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of The Romanovs. Together these two writers will look at the histories and dynasties that continue to define Russia today. From Catherine the Great to Vladimir Putin this is a session not to be missed.

Chair Luke Stegemann.

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