A new report from the World Anti-Doping Agency implicates 1,000 Russian athletes competing in 30 sports.
The CIA alleges Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election and four leading senators call for a full-fledged investigation.
And a week of diplomacy kicks off with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov heading to Serbia today and Vladimir Putin traveling to Japan on Thursday.
On this week's Power Vertical Briefing, I look at these three developing stories with RFE/RL editor Steve Gutterman.
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 on Mondays.