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Podcast: One Year After The Protests


"Swindlers And Thieves, Return The Elections" -- An opposition rally in Moscow on December 10, 2011.

"Swindlers And Thieves, Return The Elections" -- An opposition rally in Moscow on December 10, 2011.

It has been a year since Russia's season of dissent kicked off in earnest following the disputed State Duma elections on December 4, 2011.

Much has happened since, from Putin's reelection to the Pussy Riot trial to the legislative crackdown on dissent to the current campaign against corruption.

And as a turbulent 2012 draws to a close, it's clear that Russia is in the midst of an important transformation. What isn't yet clear: a transformation to what?

The new edition of "The Power Vertical Podcast" takes a look back at the past year and ahead to what we may expect in 2013, with co-hosts Mark Galeotti of New York University and Sean Guillory of the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies.

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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