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Podcast: Shock And Awe, Kremlin-Style

Russian OMON riot-police officers detain an opposition activist in Moscow.
Russian OMON riot-police officers detain an opposition activist in Moscow.
From the abduction of Leonid Rozvozzhayev to new legislation broadening the definition of treason, the Kremlin appears to be pulling out all the stops in its efforts to stifle the opposition.
But will what critics call Soviet-era methods work in an increasingly postmodern society?
In the latest edition of the Power Vertical podcast, I discuss the trend with special guest and co-host New York University professor Mark Galeotti, an expert on the Russian security services and author of the blog "In Moscow's Shadows."

Power Vertical Podcast: Shock And Awe, Kremlin-Style
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