One of the biggest developments of 2020 in Russia was on paper, the other involved flesh and blood. Irina Lagunina, director of special projects at RFE/RL’s Russian Service, joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss the constitutional amendments, Aleksei Navalny’s poisoning, and how they may affect Russia in 2021 and beyond.
Steve Gutterman's Week In Russia
Monday 28 December 2020
At his annual press conference on December 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Ramzan Kadyrov, criticized the West, and -- without evidence -- cast Kremlin foe Aleksei Navalny as a U.S. asset. RFE/RL senior correspondent Robert Coalson joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss the motives for the remarks.
Some of the key developments in Russia over the past week, and some of the takeaways going forward, by the editor of RFE/RL's Russia Desk, Steve Gutterman.