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The Plan for Everlasting Rule 

Brian Whitmore

17 January 2020

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The Power Vertical is a CEPA podcast covering the Kremlin for Kremlin watchers. All opinions are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the position or views of the institutions they represent or the Center for European Policy Analysis. 

Intro Audio Clip: "Message from the President to the Federal Assembly" via the Kremlin under CC BY 4.0. 


Photo: "Message from the President to the Federal Assembly" via the Kremlin under CC BY 4.0.  

 

A new prime minister, a new government, a new job for Dmitry Medvedev, and proposed constitutional changes.

The opening act of Russia's 2024 drama is beginning to unfold.

Russia's Potemkin institutions are effectively ceremonial camouflage to obscure the reality of oligarchic and personal rule. But how they are shuffled, positioned, and manipulated provides hints about how that rule will be structured. And we just got a bunch of data points to start connecting.

Listen as CEPA's
Donald N. Jensen and Maria Snegovaya join Brian Whitmore on episode 55 of the Power Vertical Podcast to consider what happens next.


 

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