What is life like for women in a Russian penal colony?

Brittney Griner / Credit: We Are BG

No one knows what awaits the American basketball star Brittney Griner in the Russian penal colony she’s been sentenced to after being convicted of smuggling and drug possession. But the author Monica Zgustova may have a better idea than most people.

In recent years Zgustova has interviewed female survivors of Joseph Stalin’s enslaved labor camps and collected their heart-rending stories in Dressed for a

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.