Power Vertical Podcast Ep. 26

It’s a manifesto. It’s an ideology. It’s a warning to the West. It’s a declaration that Putin will be in power forever. And it’s an acknowledgment that Putin’s days are numbered.

Or maybe it’s just the Kremlin’s postmodern Troller in Chief just being himself.

It, of course, is Vladislav Surkov’s latest opus titled “Putin’s Long State.” It was published this week in Nezavisimaya Gazeta and it’s got Kremlin-watchers talking. So, let’s talk about it.

On the latest Power Vertical podcast, Brian Whitmore sits down with CEPA’s Editor in Chief, Donald N. Jensen.

Photo: “Vladislav Surkov and Arkady Dvorkovich 28 June 2012” by government.ru 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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February 15, 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.