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In Moscow's Shadows

Mark Galeotti
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Russia, behind the headlines as well as in the shadows. This podcast is the audio counterpart to Mark Galeotti's blog of the same name, a place where "one of the most informed and provocative voices on modern Russia", can talk about Russia historical and (more often) contemporary, discuss new books and research, and sometimes talk to other Russia-watchers. If you'd like to keep the podcast coming and generally support my work, or want to ask questions or suggest topics for me to cover, do please contribute to my Patreon at podcast's corporate partner and sponsor is Conducttr, which provides software for innovative and immersive crisis exercises in hybrid warfare, counter-terrorism, civil affairs and similar situations.


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  • Brilliant (literally)

    Dr Galeotti’s analysis and commentary is superb. While I don’t always agree with it (I’m less optimistic on the regime’s survival after reviewing Guriev, reading the papers in the Journal of Democracy, etc.), it’s well-written, well-delivered, crisp, and engaging. more

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    Listening to Mark Galeotti informs and entertains at the and time. His use of the English language and his fluid mind keep the listener eager for the next word. He brings the inner workings of the Russian Federation to life in a way that no one else seems to be able to do. It’s as if he knows the people he is talking about. I find myself worrying a bit for his safety given that he is essentially letting another cat out of Putin’s bag every time he does a podcast. Maybe Putin secretly admires him... more

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