33 episodes

The Week Ahead In Russia podcast takes a hard look at developments in Russia, its war against Ukraine, and its relations with the rest of the world. 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 takes a hard look at developments in Russia, its war against Ukraine, and its relations with the rest of the world. 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.

    The War And Terror

    The War And Terror

    President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warns that Ukraine could lose the war if new U.S. aid is not approved. Is Russia about to make major advances? And why is the Kremlin doubling down on claims of a Ukrainian role in the Crocus City Hall attack despite a lack of evidence? Oleg Ignatov, senior analyst for Russia at the International Crisis Group, joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss.

    • 33 min
    A Horrific Postelection Attack

    A Horrific Postelection Attack

    Gunmen killed at least 137 people at a concert hall outside Moscow in the deadliest terror attack in Russia in 20 years. Why did this happen now, what does it mean, and how will the Russian state respond? Author and analyst Mark Galeotti, an honorary professor at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies in London, joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss.

    • 37 min
    Putin's Power Prolonged

    Putin's Power Prolonged

    Russia’s March 15-17 election is set to keep President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin for six more years. Given that certainty, does the election matter? And what might Putin’s fifth term mean for Russia, Ukraine, and the world? Russian historian and analyst Sergei Medvedev joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss.

    • 34 min
    Weapons And War

    Weapons And War

    Russian forces are seeking further advances after capturing Avdiyivka, and the $60 million U.S. aid package is still stuck in Congress. Dara Massicot, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, joins the host to discuss a crucial juncture in Moscow’s war against Ukraine.

    • 20 min
    'Putin's Nemesis' Is Dead. Will Aleksei Navalny Still Figure In Russia's Future?

    'Putin's Nemesis' Is Dead. Will Aleksei Navalny Still Figure In Russia's Future?

    Jan Matti Dollbaum -- research group leader at LMU Munich and co-author of the book Navalny: Putin's Nemesis, Russia's Future? – joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss the life, death, and legacy of Aleksei Navalny.

    • 28 min
    The Propaganda Of War And Politics

    The Propaganda Of War And Politics

    Ian Garner, an expert on Russian war propaganda and author of the book Z Generation: Russia's Fascist Youth, discusses the Kremlin's messaging about its war against Ukraine, the campaign for the noncompetitive election, and takeaways from Tucker Carlson's interview with President Vladimir Putin.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

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

Stephen_Grant1977 ,

Ehhh

Sometimes the guests are good, but the host sounds kind of like he hates being there.

Olympia48 ,

FIX YOUR AUDIO

This is absurd. Great content, desperately needed, but I can’t hear what the host is saying. Get a new microphone, check your levels, and speak clearly. The guests are all clear and easy to understand — what isn’t the host???

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