The Power Vertical
Podcast: Vladimir Putin's Historical Heroes
Vladimir Putin has plucked several role models from Russian history. From the Tsarist-era Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin to Soviet leader Yury Andropov to the early 20th century philosopher Ivan Ilyin. Observers have also likened Putin to Tsar Nicholas I, who came to power following the Decembrist uprising and recently -- and less flatteringly -- to Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. In this week's edition of the Power Vertical podcast, I sat down with my regular co-host Kirill Kobrin to discuss whether any of these figures help us understand Putin and his governing style. Also on the podcast, Kirill and I discuss outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev's last meeting with journalists as head of state. Enjoy...
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