The Briefing: Russia Dodges A Bullet

July 25, 2016

So the big news this weekend is something that didn’t happen. The International Olympic Committee decided not to ban the entire Russian team from the upcoming Summer Games in Rio.

On this week’s Power Vertical Briefing, we discuss the fallout from the decision and what comes next.

Joining me is Senior RFE/RL Editor Steve Gutterman.

Also on The Briefing, Steve and I discuss the rapprochement between Russia and Turkey as a delegation from Ankara visits Moscow.


NOTE: The Power Vertical Briefing is a short look ahead to the stories expected to make news in Russia in the coming week. It is hosted by Brian Whitmore, author of The Power Vertical blog and appears on  Mondays.

The Briefing will not appear on July 4 and 11. It will return on July 18.