Once again, Dr. Mark Galeotti joins Matt to discuss yesterday's sentencing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and what it means for Russia's short and long term future. Is this the end of the first installment of Navalny’s battle with the Kremlin, which peaked with his poisoning at the hands of the FSB in August 2020? Mark lays out Navalny’s possible next steps, and how the ongoing standoff in neighboring Belarus figures into these events. They also discussed Mark’s latest book, released just last week: A Short History of Russia. We hope you enjoy!!
For Galeotti's previous episode with us, listen to "In Moscow's Shadows": https://www.slavxradio.com/galeotti
ABOUT THE GUEST
Dr Mark Galeotti has been researching Russian history and security issues since the late 1980s. Educated at Cambridge University and the LSE, he is now an Honorary Professor at UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies and a Senior Associate Fellow at RUSI. He also remains a senior non-resident fellow at the Institute of International Relations Prague and for 2018-19 a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute. He is also the director of the consultancy firm Mayak Intelligence. Previously he has been Head of the Centre for European Security at the Institute of International Relations Prague, Professor of Global Affairs at New York University, head of the History department at Keele University in the UK, an adviser at the British Foreign Office and a visiting professor at MGIMO (Moscow), Charles University (Prague) and Rutgers (Newark), as well as a visiting fellow with the ECFR. His books include We Need To Talk About Putin (Ebury) and The Vory: Russia’s super mafia (Yale University Press), several Osprey books, and the edited collections The Politics of Security in Modern Russia (Ashgate) and Russian & Soviet Organized Crime (Ashgate) and he is a regular contributor to Jane’s Intelligence Review, Oxford Analytica and many other outlets. He is a columnist for Raam op Rusland and the Moscow Times.
NOTE: This episode was recorded February 3rd at 10am CST via Zoom.
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