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Defending 'traditional values." Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Kiselyov

Defending 'traditional values." Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Kiselyov

With the appointment of an acerbic and controversial media chief and a fiery speech promoting traditional values, Vladimir Putin laid down a couple unmistakable ideological markers this week.

In the latest "Power Vertical Podcast," we discuss two related topics: the appointment of conservative firebrand Dmitry Kiselyov to head the new state-run Rossia Segodnya media conglomerate and Putin's state-of-the-nation address, where he pledged to defend socially conservative values at home and abroad against "genderless and infertile" Western liberalism.

Joining me are co-host Kirill Kobrin, editor of the Moscow-based history and sociology magazine "Neprikosnovenny zapas" and special guest Nina Khrushcheva, professor of international affairs at the New School and author of the forthcoming book, "The Lost Khrushchev: A Family Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind."

Enjoy...



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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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