The Writer Dmitry Bykov on Putin’s Russia, the Land...

The Writer Dmitry Bykov on Putin’s Russia, the Land of “Most Free Slaves”

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Dmitry Bykov was a force in Russian cultural life; now he’s effectively in exile, probably for as long as Putin remains in power. Bykov speaks with David Remnick about the state of Russia—and Russians—under Putinism, which he describes as “the final stage of Russian decline.” His country, he says, is the land of the “most free slaves.” Plus, the YouTuber known as Nerdwriter talks with the producer Ngofeen Mputubwele about the essay in the age of the Internet. And Kelefa Sanneh, who writes about music and more for The New Yorker, recommends some of the notable songs playing on country radio right now.

The Writer Dmitry Bykov on Putin’s Russia, the Land of the “Most Free Slaves”

Dmitry Bykov was a force in Russian cultural life; now he’s effectively in exile, probably for as long as Putin remains in power. The regime is “the final stage of Russian decline.”


How the Nerdwriter Conquered the Internet

Evan Puschak, posting as the Nerdwriter, helped pioneer the form of the video essay, tackling culture, politics, and psychology. He speaks with Ngofeen Mputubwele.


Kelefa Sanneh Picks Three Songs on Country Radio Right Now

“In country music, you haven’t quite made it until the radio stations are playing your song,” the writer says. He recommends songs by hitmakers new and old.


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