There have been raids and arrests and resignations and firings. It's been dizzying -- and difficult even for Kremlinology junkies to keep up with.
The state-controlled media is calling it a campaign against corruption. But in Russia, nothing is ever that simple.
So what's really going on?
In the latest edition of "The Power Vertical Podcast," I discuss this issue with co-hosts Kirill Kobrin of RFE/RL's Russian Service and NYU professor Mark Galeotti, author of the blog "In Moscow's Shadows."
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