Michael Idov

Michael Idov, a former contributing editor at New York magazine, is editor in chief of GQ Russia.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Putin v. the Punk Rockers
Battling the sweaty crowd at the Khamovnichesky court to hear the closing statements in the Pussy Riot trial, I couldn’t shake off the odd feeling that I was in the presence of genuine celebrity. My current job requires me to bump into famous Russians regularly, but I haven’t felt like this once. Yet here, staring at three young women in that absurd glass cage in which the Russian courts insist on keeping defendants, I was star-struck.
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