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The Briefing: The Protests And The List

Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny at a rally in Moscow

In the aftermath of nationwide protests calling for an election boycott, the Russian elite braces for potential new sanctions.

On this week's Power Vertical Briefing, we look at the aftermath of this weekend's protests and Aleksei Navalny's ongoing quest for an election boycott.

We also discuss the U.S. Treasury Department's anticipated release of a list of the most politically connected Russian oligarchs, who could be subject to sanctions.

Joining me is RFE/RL's News Editor Steve Gutterman.


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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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