Power Vertical Podcast Ep. 56

Vladimir Putin’s proposed Constitutional changes went from non-existent to fully drafted in less than a week. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin names a new Cabinet that looks a lot like the old one. And Russia gets a new Prosecutor General as Yury Chaika gets a new job.

It seems we’ve got some more data points to look at as Putin’s Operation Regime Preservation gathers steam.

Listen to episode 56 of the Power Vertical Podcast as Brian Whitmore is joined by CEPA’s Maria Snegovaya and Donald N. Jensen to dissect the latest from the Kremlin.

Intro Audio Clip: “Meeting with Members of the Government” via the Kremlin under CC BY 4.0. 

Photo: “Message from the President to the Federal Assembly” via the Kremlin under CC BY 4.0.  

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Brian Whitmore

Brian Whitmore is Director of the Russia Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis. Before joining CEPA he was Senior Russia Analyst at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He also worked as a foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe in Moscow and Prague; as a graduate instructor in the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of South Carolina; and as a visiting lecturer in the History Faculty at Mechnikov National University in Odessa, Ukraine and the International Relations Faculty at St. Petersburg State University.

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January 24, 2020

The Power Vertical is a CEPA podcast covering the Kremlin for Kremlin watchers. All opinions are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the position or views of the institutions they represent or the Center for European Policy Analysis.