You have to go back to the Cold War to find a U.S. presidential election in which Russia figured so prominently.
Are fears that Moscow will disrupt the election founded?
And what happens in relations between Washington and Moscow once the 45th U.S. president takes office?
On this week's Power Vertical Briefing, I discuss these issues with RFE/RL Senior 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.