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Podcast: 'EuroMaidan' And The Russian Street


From Bolotnaya Square to the "EuroMaydan" -- and back?

From Bolotnaya Square to the "EuroMaydan" -- and back?

As Ukrainians take to the streets in numbers not seen since the Orange Revolution, the Russian opposition is looking on in awe -- and also with more than a bit of trepidation.

Coming almost exactly two years after mass protests rocked Moscow, some see Ukraine's "EuroMaydan" uprising as a lesson, an inspiration, and a precedent for Russia.

But with Russian President Vladimir Putin saying the events in Kyiv resemble "a pogrom," others fear the Kyiv uprising could lead to the Kremlin tighten the screws in order to prevent any contagion.

In the new "Power Vertical Podcast," we discuss the Ukrainian uprising and its ramifications in Russia. Joining me are Kirill Kobrin, editor of the Moscow-based history and sociology magazine "NZ," Mark Galeotti, a professor at NYU and an expert on Russia's security services, and Nina Khrushcheva, a professor of international affairs at the New School and director of the Russian program at the World Policy Institute.

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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