Global Politics

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

For decades, the writer Ludmilla Petrushevskaya was banned in the Soviet Union. She wrote stories about domestic despair and Soviet censors demanded optimism. Petrushevskaya's writing was just too dark, but today she's a living legend in Russia. She recently visited New York City and sang for an audience of Russian emigres. Kiera Feldman reports.

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