In Moscow's Shadows

Mark Galeotti

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. It will come out at least once a month, but if you'd like to try and make sure it comes out more often, support my work, or want to ask questions or suggest topics for me to cover, do please contribute to my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/InMoscowsShadows

In Moscow's Shadows 67: Why September is the Month to Watch, and 'Putin, Ukraine and the Revenge of History'In Moscow's Shadows 66: Silovik, Nuclear, Criminal and Religious - a Choice of VictoriesIn Moscow's Shadows 65: Fabian Burkhardt on Russia's Elites, Coups and Rumours
For an experimental change in format, this episode is given over to a long conversation with Fabian Burkhardt of IOS-Regensburg, who works on Russian elites, institutions and authoritarian politics. He gives his sense on the state and loyalties of the elites, on the chances of any kind of palace coups, and the degree to which we are all flailing around in the fog of (info)war.As for relevant publications of Fabian's on the topic of the podcast: "Institutionalising Authoritarian Presidencies: Polymorphous Power and Russia’s Presidential Administration" , "Foolproofing Putinism", "The Fog of War and Power Dynamics in Russia’s Elite: Defections and Purges, or Simply Wishful Thinking?"Useful sources for listeners some of which Fabian used in his prep or mentioned in podcast:Adam Casey, "Putin Has Coup-Proofed His Regime"Timothy Frye "Why Regime Change in Russia Might Not Be a Good Idea"Vladimir Milov "Ugroza perevorota v Rossii. Okruzhenie Putina sposobno na zagovor? FSB, Sovbez, FSO, Genshtab i drugie." [The threat of a coup in Russia. Is Putin's entourage capable to stage a conspiracy? FSB, Security Council, FSO, General Staff and others]Mark Galeotti "Putin is devouring his children", "Putin’s totalitarian turn"Stanislav Markus "Meet Russia’s oligarchs, a group of men who won't be toppling Putin anytime soon"Farida Rustamova "They’re carefully enunciating the word clusterf*ck", "'Now we're going to f*ck them all.' What's happening in Russia's elites after a month of war"Andrey Pertsev "Blindsided Russia’s top officials were caught off guard by Putin’s war in Ukraine. Many of them want to resign — but can’t.", "Filling the void Putin’s administration no longer hopes to take Kyiv. The Russian president has yet to make a final decision."Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan "Could the Siloviki Challenge Putin?"Dossier Center "Beseda na doprose. Deistvitelno li arestovan glava 5-i sluzhby FSB" [Interrogation of Beseda. Was the head of the FSB's Fifth Service really arrested?]You can also follow my blog, In Moscow's Shadows, and become one of the podcast's supporting Patrons and gain question-asking rights and access to exclusive extra materials right here. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/InMoscowsShadows)
Apr 22 2022
1 hr 4 mins
In Moscow's Shadows 64: Dvornikov, Mishustin, Scenarios and Traitors - more about UkraineIn Moscow's Shadows 63: Terrible Crimes, Terrible Rulers, Terrible DilemmasIn Moscow's Shadows 62: Ukraine: A New Strategy, An Absent Shoigu, An Angry National Guard and a Medieval Lithuanian ComparisonIn Moscow's Shadows 61: Ukraine: When Autocracy meets Technocracy - Putin's War, Info War, Spook WarIn Moscow's Shadows 60: Ukraine: Nuclear Options, National Morale, and How Kyiv Can Save MoscowIn Moscow's Shadows 59: Imagining a Ukrainian peace dealIn Moscow's Shadows 58: Ukrainian thoughts, welcome to stagnation, and more 2022 predictionsIn Moscow's Shadows 57: Who's Trapping Whom on Ukraine, and some 2022 Predictions for RussiaTwelve Days of Shadowy Christmas 2021-22 (6): A Christmas ScandalTwelve Days of Shadowy Christmas: 24 December 2021: Dmitry MironovIn Moscow's Shadows 56: Jaw-Jaw so Far, not War-War (brief thoughts on the state of play)Twelve Days of Shadowy Christmas 2021-22 (7): Russia’s Planet Business in 2022In Moscow's Shadows 55: Kazakhstan, through the Russian lensIn Moscow's Shadows 54: Naughty or Nice? What 2022 May Hold For Russia's RulersIn Moscow's Shadows 53: Trick or Treaties - Russia's proposals to 'resolve' the current crisisIn Moscow's Shadows 52: Nightmares before Christmas? Ukraine and the Russian underworldIn Moscow's Shadows 51: Ukraine, Prisons, Legitimacy and Lombards...