Some are doing so out of cynicism. Some are acting on principle. Most out of some combination of the two.
But playing Russia’s political futures market -- simultaneously preparing for life with and without Vladimir Putin -- is a tricky and perilous game.
In the latest edition of "The Power Vertical Podcast" I discuss Russia’s political entrepreneurs with co-hosts Mark Galeotti, an expert on Russia’s security services at New York University, and Kirill Kobrin of RFE/RL’s Russian Service.
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