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Podcast: Now That She's Free

A new force enters Ukraine's political arena.

For nearly two years, Nadia Savchenko was a potent symbol of Ukrainian resolve and resistance.

And now she is entering the rough, raucous, and often dirty world of Ukraine's politics.

How will she fare? And what impact will she have?

On this week's Power Vertical Podcast, we discuss Savchenko's political future and what it means for Ukraine. Joining me are 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; and Natalia Churikova, managing editor of RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service and host of the program European Connect.


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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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