Another another shoe drops.
Another mask is removed.
Another set of skeletons walks out of Vladimir Putin's closet.
Another international investigation exposes the dark heart of the Kremlin regime.
A Spanish judge this week issued international arrest warrants for a dozen Russians -- including current and former officials -- in connection with a decade-long organized crime investigation.
The Spanish probe into the Tambov and Malyshev gangs has shone a bright spotlight on Putin's mob ties dating back to his tenure as deputy mayor of the gangster's paradise of St. Petersburg in the 1990s.
On this week's Power Vertical Podcast, I discuss the Spanish revelations and indictments with co-host Mark Galeotti, a professor at New York University, an expert on Russian organized crime, and author of the blog In Moscow's Shadows; and Karen Dawisha, director of the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at Miami University of Ohio and the author of the highly acclaimed book Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?
Listen to or download the podcast above or subscribe to The Power Vertical Podcast on iTunes.