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The Briefing: The Streets Of Russia And Belarus

Shape of things to come? An anticorruption protest in St. Petersburg

It's not every weekend that you see nationwide protests in both Russia and Belarus. But that's exactly what we just saw.

And now comes the fallout.

On this week's Power Vertical Briefing, we look at what happened this weekend and where it may be leading.

Joining me is RFE/RL News Editor Steve Gutterman.


The Briefing: The Streets Of Russia And Belarus
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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