Thursday, June 30, 2016


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The Briefing: Putin's Pit Bull

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov is at it again.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov is at it again.
By Brian Whitmore

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.

Enjoy... 

The Briefing: Putin's Pit Bull
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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.

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by: Radu Ioanid
January 18, 2016 22:59
With all due respect to RFE RL this is an insult to Pit Bulls. They are gentle loving dogs unless raised otherwise.

by: Jeri Fusina
January 19, 2016 06:08
Ramey zammey looks just like my ex boyfriend. I wish he was rich like Ramey zammey. I could use a few cars too. Oh well...it sucks to be me. 😩😩😩😩😩

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