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The Daily Vertical: Into La-La-Land

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page.

NOTE: The Russian Prosecutor General's Office announced on July 1 (after this video was recorded) that an investigation into the constitutionality of the Soviet Union's recognition of the Baltic states' independence has no legal merit.

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The Power Vertical
The Power Vertical

The Power Vertical is a blog written especially for Russia wonks and obsessive Kremlin watchers by Brian Whitmore. It offers Brian's personal take on emerging and developing trends in Russian politics, shining a spotlight on the high-stakes power struggles, machinations, and clashing interests that shape Kremlin policy today. Check out The Power Vertical Facebook page or


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