A crony of Vladimir Putin is unexpectedly demoted. Will others follow?
On this week's Power Vertical Briefing, we discuss the fallout from Vladimir Yakunin's resignation as head of Russian Railways. With the economy flailing, is Putin reining in his oligarchs? Is he making an example of a longtime crony? Or is Yakunin being prepped for a larger political role?
Also on the podcast, we discuss Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's visit to Berlin, which comes as the country marks 24 years of independence.
Joining me is RFE/RL Senior 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.