Stand by. The verdict in Aleksei Navalny's retrial in the KirovLes embezzlement case is just days away.
And what the Kremlin decides to do with Navalny will tell us a lot about the Kremlin's political strategy going forward.
On this week's Power Vertical Briefing, we look ahead to this week's verdict and what it will mean.
Joining me is RFE/RL's News 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.