Is Ramzan Kadyrov going rogue? Or is he launching a Kremlin trial balloon by calling for opposition figures to be tried as traitors and enemies of the people?
On the new Power Vertical Briefing, I discuss this issue with Pavel Butorin, editor in chief of RFE/RL's Russian-language television program Current Time.
Also on the Briefing, Pavel and I discuss Russia's deepening economic crisis and the impact the lifting of sanctions on Iran will have.
The Briefing: Putin's Pit Bull
NOTE: The Power Vertical Briefing is a short look ahead to the stories expected to make news in Russia in the coming week. It is hosted by Brian Whitmore, author of the Power Vertical blog, and appears every Monday.