34 episodes

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.

    '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
    Zaluzhniy, Zelenskiy, And The Clouded Future Of U.S. Aid To Ukraine

    Zaluzhniy, Zelenskiy, And The Clouded Future Of U.S. Aid To Ukraine

    The fate of Ukraine’s commander in chief is in doubt. So is the fate of future U.S. military aid. Christopher Miller, Ukraine correspondent for the Financial Times and the author of the book The War Came To Us: Life And Death In Ukraine, joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss what may happen and what it could mean as Russia’s full-scale invasion approaches the two-year mark.

    • 30 min
    A Plane Crash, A Verdict, And A Hint Of Electoral Politics In Russia

    A Plane Crash, A Verdict, And A Hint Of Electoral Politics In Russia

    Author and analyst Mark Galeotti joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss the mysterious Russian military plane crash that Moscow claims killed 65 Ukrainian POWs, the verdict against nationalist Putin critic Igor Girkin, and the would-be presidential candidacy of Boris Nadezhdin.

    • 37 min
    A Crucial Year For Ukraine And The West

    A Crucial Year For Ukraine And The West

    While Russia’s war on Ukraine may not end in 2024, this could be a make-or-break year for Kyiv’s defense against the invasion. Will the European Union come through with sufficient support? Marie Dumoulin, Director of the Wider Europe program at the European Council on Foreign Relations, joins host Steve Gutterman to discuss.

    • 21 min
    Winning And Losing In Ukraine

    Winning And Losing In Ukraine

    Could Russia end up winning its war against Ukraine? If it doesn't, could Ukraine and the West still lose? Ruth Deyermond, senior lecturer in the Department of War Studies at King's College London, joins host Steve Gutterman to take stock as Russia's full-scale invasion nears its third year.

    • 31 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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