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The Russian opposition is in a funk and Kremlin reformers are on the ropes. Is it "game over"? Listen to the latest "Power Vertical Podcast."
Tags: Moscow mayoral elections , Power Vertical podcast , Russian politics
Zones: The Power Vertical , Blogs , Picks , Russia
The foundations of Vladimir Putin's power vertical have come under withering attack. And the opposition barely needed to lift a finger.
Tags: Russian politics , Vladimir Putin , Vladimir Yakunin
The recent disarray and intrigue in the Russian elite is reminiscent of the late 1990s, the twilight years of Boris Yeltsin's rule.
Tags: Power Vertical , Putinism , Russian politics , Russia's Deep State , Vladimir Putin
Russia's formal government institutions have long been a facade masking the rule of Vladimir Putin's inner circle. Recently, the facade has become increasingly worn and tattered.
Tags: Power Vertical podcast , Russian politics
Zones: The Power Vertical , Blogs , Must Reads , Picks , Russia
Vladimir Putin's annual press conference had a familiar setting, but a brand new script.
Tags: Power Vertical podcast , Russian politics , Vladimir Putin
Zones: The Power Vertical , Blogs , Russia
The Kremlin hyped Putin's annual press conference like a Hollywood blockbuster. It lasted more than four hours, and when it was (finally) over, its contents was dissected and parsed like an ancient text.
Tags: Russian politics , Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin's state-of-the-nation speech was widely anticipated -- but it turned out to be a dud. Why?
Tags: Dmitry Medvedev , Power Vertical podcast , Russian politics , Vladimir Putin
One year ago, the mask came off and the gloves came off. One year ago, a spark was lit. One year ago, a political era in Russia ended and another began.
Is Putin the Tough Guy about to turn into Vladimir the Wise?
One front in the struggle for Russia is the battle between the Kremlin and the opposition. The other is the Kremlin's war with itself.
Tags: Russian elite , Russian opposition , Russian politics
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