Life in Russia, under the heel of Trump’s hero

November 2, 2017

Donald Trump has repeatedly voiced his admiration for Vladimir Putin, his ancillary campaign strategist, but if you’re wondering what life is really like in Russia, under the heel of Trump’s totalitarian hero, meet Yevgenia Albats.

A few years ago, the Moscow-based journalist noticed that the wheels on her car weren’t functioning right. She brought the car to a garage mechanic. The mechanic found a plastic bomb on her fuel tank.

“And so,” she sighed the other day, recounting the incident during a guest gig I hosted at the University of Pennsylvania’s Kelly Writers House, “this is part of life. You make your choices early in life. You can choose to write about flowers or fashion or celebrities. But if you write about politics, this is one of the risks. Journalism (under Putin) is a dangerous thing to do, but it is a very interesting life…to try to make this world a better place.”

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