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Russia shifts gears on Syria. And Serbia's prime minister heads to Moscow.

On this week's Power Vertical Briefing, we try to unpack Russia's recent moves seeking a diplomatic solution in Syria and take a look at what to expect from Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's visit to Moscow this week.

Joining me is Pavel Butorin, senior producer for RFE/RL's Russian-language television program Current Time.


Power Vertical Briefing Oct. 26 2015
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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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