Vladimir Putin makes his move in the Middle East and in Africa. Russian hackers pose as Iranian hackers—and hack 35 countries.

The Russian Human Rights Council gets an overhaul amid talk of bringing back the death penalty. Russian lawmakers consider how to compensate the so-called “victims of Perestroika.”

We’ve got lots to talk about so listen to the Power Vertical Podcast Episode 48 as Brian Whitmore is joined by Donald N. Jensen.

Audio Clip: “Govorit_Moskva” by Prokur under CC BY-NC 3.0.