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The polls show it is becoming more widespread. It is prevalent among the young, the affluent, the educated -- and the otherwise liberal. And a series of dramatic incidents show it is becoming more violent, more intense, and more manifest.

Rising nationalism and xenophobia are increasingly driving the political dynamic in Russia.

In the latest Power Vertical Podcast, we discuss the roots and consequences of Russia's nationalist wave.

Joining me are co-host Mark Galeotti, a professor at NYU, an expert on Russia's Security Services, and author of the blog "In Moscow's Shadows" and guests Sean Guillory of the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies and author of "Sean's Russia Blog," and Kevin Rothrock, project editor for RuNet Echo at Global Voices and author of the blog "A Good Treaty."

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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