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The Briefing: A Show Trial Concludes.

The show isn't quite over yet.

The verdict and sentence in the case of Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko comes down on March 21-22. So what happens next?

On this week's Power Vertical Briefing, we look at the fallout from the Savchenko case as it is expected to play out this week.

Joining me are Senior RFE/RL editor Steve Gutterman and Pavel Butorin, managing editor of RFE/RL's Russian language television program Current Time.

Also on The Briefing, we look ahead to visits to Moscow by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.


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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.

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The Power Vertical is a blog written especially for Russia wonks and obsessive Kremlin watchers by Brian Whitmore. It offers Brian's personal take on emerging and developing trends in Russian politics, shining a spotlight on the high-stakes power struggles, machinations, and clashing interests that shape Kremlin policy today. Check out The Power Vertical Facebook page or


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