Zabrisky: The battlefield is the brain

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Zarina Zabrisky (Simon Rogghe Photography)

Zarina Zabrisky is a Russian-born writer/journalist who witnessed the fall of the old Soviet Union and the rise of Putin, the oligarchs and the mafia state. She also saw how Russia has used weaponized propaganda to attack America and support Donald Trump. This is my interview with her.

Otiko: What did you do in Russia and how did you come to America?

Zabrisky: I was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia (Leningrad, USSR, at the time.) I got a degree in English Language and Literature from St. Petersburg State University. Growing up in the collapsing USSR was challenging, but now these experiences inform my research. …


Manny Otiko

Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.

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