Power Vertical Podcast Ep. 36

It may only be the summer of 2019 but Vladimir Putin’s regime already has 2024 on its mind.

In an article this week in Parlamentskaya Gazeta, the official newspaper of the Russian legislature, State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin argued that lawmakers should have a greater say in forming the government. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Volodin’s proposal received “a widespread response” and is “a matter for discussion.”

Now, this is all political theater, of course. But it’s a window into the nature of the Putin regime. And it’s a window into its current mindset.

Listen to the Power Vertical podcast as Brian Whitmore is joined by CEPA Adjunct Fellow Maria Snegovaya and CEPA Editor In Chief Donald N. Jensen to consider the Kremlin’s game plan for 2024.

Photo: By the Kremlin under CC BY 4.0.

Podcast Audio Clips: Audio of (1) Russian President Vladimir Putin and (2) the Military Band Service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation by 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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July 19, 2019

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.