Language wars, internet surveillance, historical amnesia, and a call for the death penalty for online gossip.

It’s just another week in Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Listen to episode 50 of the Power Vertical Podcast as Brian Whitmore is joined by Donald N. Jensen to decode the latest from Moscow.

Audio Clip 1: “Announcement of next station at Moscow metropoliten” by alexbird under CC BY 3.0. 

Audio Clip 2: “Military parade on Red Square” via the Kremlin under CC BY 4.0.