Russia's Hunger Games

Presidential elections will be held in Russia soon, and not many doubt their outcome. Big clue about how Vladimir Putin will govern in his fourth term will be revealed by what he does with the security services after the election. Russian media has been filled with speculation and leaks about how the Kremlin leader is planning a major shake-up of his siloviki. Where is the Russian security state going? Listen to Mark Galeotti as a co-host of the RFE/RL Power Vertical podcast.

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Dr Mark Galeotti is the IIR Senior Researcher, the Co-ordinator of the Centre for European Security of the IIR as well as an internationally recognized expert on transnational organized crime, security issues and modern Russia.