Gerd Koenen

Gerd Koenen, born 1944, is a historian and columnist. He lives in Frankfurt Main. 

Articles by this author

Above (Issue I/2019)

A Harsh Clarity

In her book, “The Future is History”, author Masha Gessen shows us an oppressive vision of Russia, a country that has been unable to reclaim its soul after the end of the Soviet Union. Her semi-factual novel, based on various interviews and reports, tells the personal tales of three generations and at the same time acts as a pyscho-social analysis of the Soviet legacy.