The Daily Vertical

The Daily Vertical: I’m Not Yeltsin

October 17, 2016

This is Part 6 of a special Daily Vertical series on Vladimir Putin and the ghosts of Kremlins past. (The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.) Vladimir Putin is haunted by his predecessors. He’s spooked by how one of them came to power, through a revolution in the […]

The Daily Vertical: Force Of Light, Force Of Darkness

October 14, 2016

This is Part 5 of a special Daily Vertical series on Vladimir Putin and the ghosts of Kremlins past. (The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.) Vladimir Putin is haunted by his predecessors. He’s spooked by how one of them came to power, through a revolution in the […]

The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Brezhnev Schizophrenia

October 13, 2016

This is Part 4 of a special Daily Vertical series on Vladimir Putin and The Ghosts Of Kremlins Past. (The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.) Vladimir Putin is haunted by his predecessors. He’s spooked by how one of them came to power, through a revolution in the […]

The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Khrushchev Fears

This is Part 3 of a special Daily Vertical series on Vladimir Putin and The Ghosts Of Kremlins Past. (The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.) Vladimir Putin is haunted by his predecessors. He’s spooked by how one of them came to power, through a revolution in the […]

The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Stalin Envy

This is Part Two of a special Daily Vertical series on Vladimir Putin and The Ghosts Of Kremlins Past. (The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.) Vladimir Putin is haunted by his predecessors. He’s spooked by how one of them came to power, through a revolution in the […]

The Daily Vertical: The Ghosts Of Kremlins Past — Lenin

October 10, 2016

(The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.) The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on thePower Vertical Facebook page. A transcript of today’s Daily Vertical can be found here.

The Daily Vertical: A Decade Of Breaking Bad

October 7, 2016

  The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on thePower Vertical Facebook page. A transcript of today’s Daily Vertical can be found here.

The Morning Vertical, October 7, 2016

ON MY MIND They’ve been gunned down in their stairwells. They’ve been shot dead on Moscow streets. And one was even poisoned with a rare radioactive isotope in the heart of London. Political assassinations have become a regular feature of post-Soviet Russia — from television anchor Vladislav Listyev back in 1995 to Boris Nemtsov in […]

The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Unilateral Cold War

October 6, 2016

The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on thePower Vertical Facebook page. A transcript of today’s Daily Vertical can be found here.