11 episodes

Nastya Krasilnikova is an investigative journalist who covers sexual violence against women and children. A year and a half ago, former students associated with one of Russia’s most prestigious schools approached her with allegations of serial abuse by teachers. Her investigation has uncovered a network of harm and complicity in a tight-knit circle of Russian intelligentsia.

The story spans many years and multiple countries. It asks what happens when a community refuses to atone for the violence of its leaders. As Russia wages a senseless war in Ukraine, that question couldn’t be more pressing.

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Nastya Krasilnikova is an investigative journalist who covers sexual violence against women and children. A year and a half ago, former students associated with one of Russia’s most prestigious schools approached her with allegations of serial abuse by teachers. Her investigation has uncovered a network of harm and complicity in a tight-knit circle of Russian intelligentsia.

The story spans many years and multiple countries. It asks what happens when a community refuses to atone for the violence of its leaders. As Russia wages a senseless war in Ukraine, that question couldn’t be more pressing.

For additional materials visit our website: https://adultsintheroom.libolibo.me/
For feedback: adultsintheroom@libolibo.me
This is a podcast by Libo/Libo

    The Adults in the Room: Trailer

    The Adults in the Room: Trailer

    The Adults in the Room is an investigation into alleged sexual abuse of children. The series begins at a prestigious Moscow school, then crosses the globe into America, Israel and beyond. It’s a tale of violence, betrayal and impunity – but of courage, too. It’s hosted by Nastya Krasilnikova. 

    All ten episodes will be available on Wednesday, May 15th.

    • 1 min
    Episode 1: A Fortress Besieged

    Episode 1: A Fortress Besieged

    Mark Gondelman is a former teacher at Sambation, a summer camp for high-achieving students in Russia. He’s also been accused of sexually abusing children. Nastya confronts him at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, where he works as a research assistant.

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    • 23 min
    Episode 2: Something Indecent

    Episode 2: Something Indecent

    Sara Bezrukavnikova and Revekka Gershovich describe how they were abused as children by Mark Gondelman.

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    • 37 min
    Episode 3: Everybody Knew

    Episode 3: Everybody Knew

    Did leaders at Sambation know one of their colleagues was allegedly abusing children? Nastya speaks to one former teacher who accuses her of prying into the private lives of others.

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    • 23 min
    Episode 4: Animal-like Behavior

    Episode 4: Animal-like Behavior

    For 26 years, Boris Meerson taught history at School 57 in Moscow. He also led class trips abroad. Several former students say he took opportunities to abuse them on those trips. 

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    • 43 min
    Episode 5: The Storm Begins

    Episode 5: The Storm Begins

    In 2016, news of Boris Meerson’s alleged abuse was broadcast on Russian state television. But the scandal would traumatize the alleged victims all over again.

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    • 36 min

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