Pussy Riot author Masha Gessen on politics of Sochi games

BY newsdesk  January 27, 2014 at 5:47 PM EDT

Jeffrey Brown talks to Masha Gessen in an extended online conversation about the politics of the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics. Gessen discusses Putin’s campaign to clean up his human rights image while at the same time barring Russian citizens who have participated in protests from attending the games. Gessen also talks about the how the band Pussy Riot has inspired young people to become activists.