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More than just an influential blog, The Power Vertical is a podcast for Russia wonks and obsessive Kremlin watchers, presented by Brian Whitmore. It covers emerging and developing trends in Russian politics, shining a spotlight on the high-stakes power struggles, machinations, and clashing interests that shape Kremlin policy today. RFE/RL's journalists report in 28 languages from 21 countries where a free press is either banned by the government or not fully established. Your feedback is welcome. Write to or visit our website at

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