6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Stories from “Russia Behind Bars”: A Conversation with Olga Romanova

The prison and exile experience connects some of the most influential figures in Russian history. “Prison culture” continues to impact contemporary Russian culture and society. Olga Romanova will discuss how "prison culture" influences the everyday lives of Russians based on testimonies from her new book “Russia Behind Bars,” which includes illustrations by Oleg Navalny.


  • Olga Romanova

    Executive Director of the civil rights movement “Russia Behind Bars” (“Rus’ Sidyaschaya"); Renowned journalist and human rights activist