Power Vertical Podcast Ep. 30

A series of high-level arrests spooks the Russian elite. The longest-serving post-Soviet leader calls it quits – sort of. The Duma considers sealing off the Russian Internet. And a new study finds that Russian protesters are younger and poorer than in the past.

Those are some of the data points that have grabbed our attention recently. So let’s see how they connect.

Joining Brian Whitmore in the studio is CEPA Editor in Chief Donald N. Jensen and Maria Snegovaya, an adjunct fellow at CEPA and a lecturer at the University of Maryland.

Photo: “Meeting with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (left), Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin (right) and Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov.” 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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April 5, 2019

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