C-SPAN's Book-TV presented a conversation between Saint Mary's Politics Professor Suzi Weissman and Russian journalist Masha Gessen, author of the new book Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot, in which she profiles the feminist punk rock band.
The group's criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin resulted in the arrest and imprisonment of three of its members in 2012.
Weissman, who teaches courses on East European Politics, Soviet history and Russian-American relations and the Cold War, interviewed Geesen about her new book. Their conversation was a recent presentation through [ALOUD] the public lectures, readings and performance series of the Los Angeles Library Foundation. Watch the C-SPAN Book-TV program.