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Survive Russian prison A new game from Oleg Navalny, with illustrations by the author!

For almost three years now, Oleg Navalny, the brother of one of Russia’s most prominent opposition politicians, has lived behind bars, getting a rigorous education in the rules of Russian prison life — both the official and unofficial rules. At Meduza’s request, he created a game where you have to navigate several prison situations, finding ways to remain at peace with the guards and the mobsters around you. Safeguard your health and cultivate the other inmates' respect. In other words, try to survive Russian prison. Don’t be discouraged if you’re roughed up the first time through the game — almost everyone is. And hopefully you’ll never need to use the knowledge you gain here.

Note: there are multiple possible outcomes for each answer. The consequences for a particular choice can be different the next time you play.

Illustrations by Oleg Navalny