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Power Vertical Explainer: Is Russia A Superpower?


Russia showed the world that it is back as a player on the world stage in 2016. But has it regained its superpower status?

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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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