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The Briefing: Here Comes The Navalny Verdict

Awaiting his fate.
Awaiting his fate.

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.


Power Vertical Briefing, February 6, 2017
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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 on Mondays.

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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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