Podcast: 30 Years After Brezhnev
The late Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev (left), who died in 1982, and current Russian President Vladimir Putin
Since the death of Leonid Brezhnev, three decades ago this weekend, a series of Soviet and Russian leaders have struggled with the same riddle: How do you modernize without jeopardizing your grip on power?
In the latest edition of the Power Vertical podcast, I discussed this issue with my regular co-host, Kirill Kobrin of RFE/RL's Russian Service.
Power Vertical Podcast: 30 Years After Brezhnev
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