Power Vertical Podcast Ep. 64

Brian Whitmore

20 March 2020

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Confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Russia remain remarkably low but there has been a suspicious spike in cases of pneumonia. Opposition rallies have been banned in the interest of public health but not preparations for the May 9 Victory Day parade and not the April 22 referendum on Vladimir Putin's proposed constitutional amendments.

Oil prices are tanking and the ruble is crashing but the Kremlin continues with happy talk and insists the crisis is contained and under control. And abroad, the Putin regime clearly views the global pandemic as not just a crisis, but an opportunity.

Listen to the Power Vertical Podcast as
Brian Whitmore, Maria Snegovaya, and Donald N. Jensen dissect the latest from Russia in the time of coronavirus.


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. 

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