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Podcast: Ukraine's Third Revolution


The Ukrainian street flexes its muscles

A tent city has appeared in Kyiv for the first time since the Euromaidan.

Protesters are demanding that President Petro Poroshenko enact anti-corruption reforms or step down.

Pro-Western politicians are squabbling. Judicial reform is stalled. Pessimism and tensions are rising.

Welcome to the growing pains of something I call Ukraine's Third Revolution.

This week's Power Vertical Podcast takes a look at Ukraine's efforts to move from oligarchic pluralism to real pluralism.

Joining me are co-host Mark Galeotti, a senior research fellow at the Institute of International Relations in Prague and author of the blog In Moscow's Shadows, and RFE/RL Kyiv correspondent Christopher Miller.

Also on the podcast, Mark, Chris, and I talk about the changing tactics in both Kyiv and Moscow toward the war in the Donbas.

Enjoy...

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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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