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Podcast: Friend Or Foe? America Through Russian Eyes


U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev during a bilateral meeting before the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul on March 26.

U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev during a bilateral meeting before the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul on March 26.

Friends? Foes? Partners? Rivals? Two decades after the end of the Cold War, how do Russians and Americans view each other and what does it mean for the future of relations between Moscow and Washington?

In the latest edition of "The Power Vertical Podcast," I sit down with Kirill Kobrin, the managing editor of RFE/RL's Russian Service, to discuss this issue, which came to the forefront this week as U.S. President Barack Obama met his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, in Seoul.

Also on the podcast, we discuss a new law moving through the State Duma outlawing so-called "gay propaganda."

Enjoy...



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