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Mark Galeotti
In Moscow's Shadows
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
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 647 ratings
Great podcast, the best on Russia I’ve found. Very listenable and insightful. If you have even a passing interest in Russia, the current Ukraine conflict, international affairs or geopolitics I suspect you’ll enjoy this and you’ll be hooked!
JFLovett via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/01/24
Consistently brilliant analysis
I am always grateful for Mr Galeotti’s well-informed insights into Russia. This episode was especially illuminating and I am grateful that he has a moral compass and does not fall for the cheap and counterproductive shots we have seen play out in our information space after the horrific terror...Read full review »
Ana5468 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/24
In Moscow Shadows is THE podcast I never miss. Dr. Galeotti displays an exceptional knowledge of Kremlin’s intricacies and its particular logics, together with an insightful view of long-term impact of today’s events. And, despite the bleak picture which emerges, he manages to keep a pinch of...Read full review »
Kihoyo via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 03/14/24
Recent Episodes
In the first part, I talk about some of the issues raised by a recent article in Foreign Affairs by Sam Charap and Sergei Radchenko for negotiations between Ukraine and Russia whenever they actually happen. In the second I dig into the rise and challenges of Viktor Zolotov, head of the National...
Published 04/21/24
Published 04/21/24
Why are some individuals, parties, even countries still so willing to believe (or at least affect to believe) Putin's nonsense? As a way of trying to explain it, I turn to the intelligence recruitment acronym MICE: Money, Ideology, Compromise and Ego. In the second half, I look at another...
Published 04/14/24
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