Breaking Taboos by Injecting the Personal: Anna Starobinets and the Tradition of Solzhenitsyn



In Russian culture, the writer often acts as a missionary, charting new paths in public discourse by broaching previously unmentionable topics. In 2017, Russian fiction writer Anna Starobinets (pictured above) opened a new chapter in this tradition by describing some deeply personal encounters with the official Russian medical system.

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