The conflict between Moscow and Ankara escalates in the wake of the downing of a Russian fighter jet. Truckers protesting a new road tax descend on Moscow. And Vladimir Putin prepares for his annual state-of-the-nation speech.
On this week's Power Vertical Briefing, we take a look ahead at the stories we expect to make news this week.
Joining me is Senior RFE/RL Editor Steve Gutterman.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Power Vertical Briefing is a short look ahead to the stories expected to make news in Russia in the coming week. It is hosted by Brian Whitmore, author of The Power Vertical blog, and appears every Monday.