Russia’s Prisoners Labor for the Market

This week’s Russia Magazine column, “The Gulag but Now with a Brutal Commercial Grin,” The political and moral power of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova’s letter describing the living and working conditions of her prison, Penal Colony No. 14 in the Mordovia, is immeasurable. The letter immediately made her a candidate for the pantheon of Russian chroniclers of […]