Why Russians Are Fleeing Their Country : Fresh Air New Yorker staff writer Masha Gessen says there's been an exodus from Russia in the last week and a half: "It's a sudden and drastic descent into a sense of having no country." Gessen reported in late January and February from Ukraine, and then went to Moscow after the invasion. On the night Putin shut down the last remaining independent source of TV news, Gessen was at that TV studio. They're now in the Republic of Georgia.

Why Russians Are Fleeing Their Country

Why Russians Are Fleeing Their Country

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New Yorker staff writer Masha Gessen says there's been an exodus from Russia in the last week and a half: "It's a sudden and drastic descent into a sense of having no country." Gessen reported in late January and February from Ukraine, and then went to Moscow after the invasion. On the night Putin shut down the last remaining independent source of TV news, Gessen was at that TV studio. They're now in the Republic of Georgia.