Show: A Progressive Voice

Episode: 0170 Sofi Oksanen: Putin, Ukrain, The KGB and life in Imperialist Russia

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Sofie Oksanem provides a unique perspective of growing in Finland next to the Soviet Union. She describes what life was like both outside and in occupied Eastern European Countries and the Soviet Union. She gives an eye opening blistering attack of modern Russia, one led by a former KGB officer Vladimir Putin and what modern life is like in Russia. She talks of the West's inability to understand the Imperialist desires of Russia. This is a must see video given Russia expansion the last few years and now into the Ukraine.

Sofi Oksanen is a Finnish contemporary writer. She's considered one of the most prominent contemporary authors of her generation as well as a global literary phenomenon. Oksanen first became well known for her novel Stalinin lehmät ("Stalin's Cows") (2003),[7] a story about a young girl's eating disorder and the image of Estonian women who had immigrated to Finland. It was nominated for the Runeberg PrizeTwo years later, she released her second novel Baby Jane (2005) about anxiety disorder as well as violence among lesbian couples.

Oksanen's first original play Puhdistus ("Purge") was staged at the Finnish National Theatre in 2007. From out of the play grew Oksanen's third literary novel Puhdistus (2008) It ranked number 1 on the bestseller list for fiction in Finland when it was published and has received numerous awards, both in Finland and abroad, a became a film in 2012

Filmed in The Great Hall, The Cooper Union 7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003 on April 28, 2014 at the 2014 PEN World Voices Festival. Some of the globe's most prominent thinkers each, in turn, brought their enthusiasm for societal improvement to the stage for a short oration

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