Kremlin coverage for Kremlin watchers.
A Tale of Two Uprisings
Tune in to the Power Vertical Podcast as Vladimir Kara-Murza, Maria Snegovaya, and Brian Whitmore discuss a tale of two uprisings as Russia and Belarus continue to take their dissatisfaction to the streets.
Revisiting the Welles Declaration
Tune in to the Power Vertical Podcast as Baltic DCMs Marko Koplimaa, Juris Pēkalis, and Dovydas Špokauskas join Brian Whitmore, Paul Goble, and Karl Altau to discuss the relevance of the Welles Declaration 80 years later.
Trouble on the Black Sea
Tune in to the Power Vertical Podcast as Brian Whitmore is joined by LTG (Ret.) Ben Hodges and Michael Kofman to consider if the rising tensions between Moscow and Kyiv add up to a new crisis around the occupied Crimean peninsula.
Follow the Money
Tune in to the Power Vertical Podcast as Catherine Belton and John Sipher join Brian Whitmore to follow the money and explore the rise and the rule of Vladimir Putin.
Putin's Grand Illusion
Tune in to the Power Vertical Podcast as Maxim Trudolyubov joins Brian Whitmore and Maria Snegovaya to discuss the results of the Kremlin's referendum and Putin's grand illusion.
Russia's Forever Ruler
Tune in to a special episode of the Power Vertical Podcast as Vladimir Kara-Murza joins Brian Whitmore, Maria Snegovaya, and Donald N. Jensen to consider if Russia is on the cusp of a new era or if Putin will soon become Russia’s forever ruler.
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Awesome show! Easily one of my top 5. I can only suggest some potential material with photos, faces & labels of the people involved. At times it’s tricky to keep up as a non-professional nerd. Also Don should consider voice acting for Hollywood.
My Favorite Podcast
I love this podcast so much. I love learning about Russia’s internal politics and the Russian Federation’s relationship with the rest of the world.
Good info, but can be repetitive
I’ve been listening to this podcast for about a year consistently and I’ve gone back and listed to the earlier episodes that came out before that. This podcast has a lot of good information in it. It goes much deeper into Russian domestic politics than most of the other podcasts I’ve listened to. However, the host has a tendency to talk over his guests quite a bit and they often make much better points than he does. There is not much, if any, variation in the show’s guests in recent episodes, and while their views are valuable, it would be better if there were a few other perspectives on the show more regularly. Lastly, this podcast can get repetitive. I know, lately Covid-19 has been the only really big news, so I cannot fault them for being repetitive the last 2 1/2 months. But in general, the questions that the host wants to explore in each episode are very similar week to week. This would not be an problem if there were a wider variety of guests, but as it is, a lot of the same things get repeated each episode and it can boring because you already know what everyone is going to say in response to the hosts questions. Overall, it’s a decent podcast with good information, but it can be boring/difficult to actually listen to sometimes.