Russians are still wondering what caused the downing of a passenger jet in Egypt this past weekend, killing all 224 people on board.
On the latest Power Vertical Briefing, we take a look at some of the theories being floated in the Russian media. Joining me is Pavel Butorin, senior producer for RFE/RL's Russian-language television program Current Time.
Also on The Briefing, Pavel and I discuss the upcoming Congress of Compatriots, a gathering of the Russian diaspora in Moscow on November 5-6. As the congress approaches, the term Russian World has again become popular among Kremlin officials.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Power Vertical Briefing is a short look ahead to the stories expected to make news in Russia in the coming week. It is hosted by Brian Whitmore, author of The Power Vertical blog, and appears every Monday.