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The Briefing: Undesirable Behavior

(cartoon by Sergei Elkin, RFE/RL)

The pro-Kremlin daily Izvestia reports that new legislation is in the works providing for the expulsion of foreigners and the prosecution of Russians who engage in so-called "undesirable behavior."

On this week's Power Vertical Briefing, we take a look at what that might mean.

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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