Jul 7 • 53M

Inside Putin's Medieval Court

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Matthew Gault
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On this subscribers only episode of Angry Planet, Kremlin expert Mark Galeotti comes on to walk us through the military and political machinations of Russia’s “adhocracy.” According to Galeotti, Russia is a modern state that’s run by a Medieval court.

He walks us through the implications of the Wagner mutiny, the different court players, and what the future of Putin’s court might be.

Here’s Mark’s piece in The Economist that details Putin’s “self inflicted wounds.”

Mark’s excellent podcast In Moscow’s Shadows is avaiable everywhere.

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