“By the end of my stay, I had turned from a happy-go-lucky novelist into a squeaking gerbil of a man, psychologically compromised and barely sure of what constituted reality. Now, slightly more than eight years later, I have decided to replicate this experiment.” For the The Atlantic, Gary Shteyngart fully immersed himself in Putin’s propaganda and Watched Russian Television for Five Days Straight. Donating your body to fake news is the new donating your body to science.