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Podcast: Clan Wars And Collateral Damage

Stormy times for the Russian elite.
Stormy times for the Russian elite.
Is the Russian elite doing the opposition's job for it?

The most visible collateral damage in the latest wave of Kremlin clan warfare has been inflicted on the key institutions of Vladimir Putin's regime.

In the latest edition of the Power Vertical Podcast, I discuss Russia's creeping legitimacy crisis with co-host Mark Galeotti, a professor at New York University, an expert on Russia's security services, and author of the blog "In Moscow's Shadows."


Power Vertical Podcast -- March 22, 2013
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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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