President Vladimir Putin grinning at the question of a Russian blogger about the "information plant" of the Panama Papers, at a media forum in St. Petersburg, April 8, 2016. Screengrab from video by RT
The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page.
A transcript of today’s Daily Vertical can be found here.