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The Week Ahead In Russia podcast dissects significant developments and upcoming events in Moscow and beyond. It's hosted each Monday by Steve Gutterman, author of RFE/RL's The Week In Russia newsletter, and features a rotating panel of guests.

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The Week Ahead In Russia podcast dissects significant developments and upcoming events in Moscow and beyond. It's hosted each Monday by Steve Gutterman, author of RFE/RL's The Week In Russia newsletter, and features a rotating panel of guests.

    Podcast: Belarus And The Russian Reaction - August 10, 2020

    Podcast: Belarus And The Russian Reaction - August 10, 2020

    Russia looks on as big protests in Belarus are met with a major crackdown by President Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s government following a bitterly disputed election. What may happen next and how will Moscow respond to the unrest in a country the Kremlin wants firmly in its orbit?

    • 17 min
    Podcast: The Election And More Next Door - August 03, 2020

    Podcast: The Election And More Next Door - August 03, 2020

    Far to the west of the protests in Khabarovsk, large rallies in another location are also attracting the Kremlin's attention: Belarus, where a swell of desire for change has turned an August 9 election into the biggest challenge authoritarian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has faced over a quarter-century in power. Senior Correspondent Tony Wesolowsky joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss.

    • 16 min
    Podcast: The Protests In Khabarovsk Persist, Presenting An Unexpected Challenge For The Kremlin - July 27, 2020

    Podcast: The Protests In Khabarovsk Persist, Presenting An Unexpected Challenge For The Kremlin - July 27, 2020

    Protests over the arrest of the now-former governor of a Russian region almost as close to Hawaii as it is to Moscow persist, with a July 25 march apparently drawing the biggest crowd yet and the Kremlin’s handing of the matter only adding to the ire. Irina Lagunina, director of special projects at RFE/RL’s Russian Service, joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss the situation in Khabarovsk.

    • 16 min
    Podcast: Momentous Events In Khabarovsk And Karelia - July 20, 2020

    Podcast: Momentous Events In Khabarovsk And Karelia - July 20, 2020

    Protests persist in Khabarovsk, with tens of thousands turning out for a weekend rally and other demonstrations held elsewhere in the Russian Far East. In the northwestern Karelia region, meanwhile, gulag historian Yury Dmitriyev will hear the verdict in a controversial trial that touches on narratives about Russia’s past and could hold clues about its future. RFE/RL senior correspondent Robert Coalson joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss.

    • 16 min
    Podcast: From Moscow To Khabarovsk - July 13, 2020

    Podcast: From Moscow To Khabarovsk - July 13, 2020

    Russia’s first week under a changed constitution that allows President Vladimir Putin to seek two more terms produced a clampdown by law enforcement and an angry response to the popular governor of Khabarovsk, a region more than 6,000 kilometers from Moscow. What’s happening, and what happens next? Current Time Executive Editor Kiryl Sukhotski joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss.

    • 17 min
    Podcast: 'Triumph' Or Tragedy? - July 06, 2020

    Podcast: 'Triumph' Or Tragedy? - July 06, 2020

    The Kremlin spokesman called the vote on constitutional amendments a “triumphal referendum on trust in President Putin.” Actually, it wasn’t a referendum -- but was it a triumph? And what does it mean for a country that could have the same president in 2036 as in 2000? RFE/RL Senior Correspondent Robert Coalson joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Roland3337 ,

Short but informative...

I kind of miss The Power Vertical, but Steve Gutterman is headed in the right direction with this concise offering from RFERL.

pmfmfg ,

Interesting but lots of mumbling

The host mumbles a lot, I keep turning up the volume to hear what he’s saying then the guest speaks at a normal volume, so it’s loud. Otherwise, very informative for the parts that are audible

JuanitoValdezsky ,

Weak sauce

The moderator sounds like he’s been smoking something. He goes through the motions of the discussion but adds little or less.

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