The aftermath of the French election resonates in Russia. And the European Union's foreign-policy chief makes her first visit to Moscow.
On this week's Power Vertical Briefing, we look at how the May 7 runoff between pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron and right-wing populist Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election is playing in Moscow.
Also on The Briefing, we look at European Union foreign-affairs chief Federica Mogherini's first official visit to Russia.
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.