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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mark Galeotti. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mark Galeotti, often where they are interviewed.

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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mark Galeotti. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mark Galeotti, often where they are interviewed.

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Turkey calls Russia's bluff in Nagorno-Karabakh - Mark Galeotti

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Turkey calls Russia's bluff in Nagorno-Karabakh - Mark Galeotti
Nov 16 2020 · 36mins
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Mark Galeotti on the Russian Security Machine

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In this episode we interview Mark Galeotti a leading expert on Russia, Russian organised crime, and Russian security. Galeotti is Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London, Honorary Professor at the University College London, and director of the consultancy Mayak Intelligence. He has authored a large number of books, including “The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia” published by Yale University Press and “We need to talk about Putin: How the West gets him wrong” published by Penguin.

Galeotti takes us on a tour de force — including what makes Russia’s leadership tick, “active measures”, risks that firms need to be mindful of, and much more! Enjoy!

The episode was recorded at the end of 2019.

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Nov 06 2020 · 49mins

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"In Moscow's Shadows" with Dr. Mark Galeotti

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In this episode, Matt spoke with Dr. Mark Galeotti about the pressing issues of the day in Eurasia: the suspected poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the ongoing protests in the far-eastern city of Khabarovsk, and the Kremlin's view on the post-election crisis in Belarus. Using his keen understanding of the Kremlin's decision-making process, Dr. Galeotti, creator of the blog and podcast "In Moscow's Shadow", provides a number of timely insights for our listeners. We eagerly await your feedback!

Check out Dr. Galeotti's latest book here: https://www.amazon.com/We-Need-Talk-About-Putin/dp/1529103592/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=mark+galeotti+putin&qid=1598298607&sr=8-1

If you #follow #Eurasia #geopolitics, the news has been coming fast. From Alexei Navalny #poisoning in #Russia to #protests in Khabarovsk, & the #Belarus crisis. #Listen to @RANEnetwork Matt Orr break everything down with @MarkGaleotti on @SlavXRadio https://t.co/LmMzOale8T

— Stratfor - a RANE Company (@Stratfor) August 25, 2020

ABOUT THE GUEST

Mark Galeotti (born October 1965) is a London-based lecturer and writer on transnational crime and Russian security affairs and principal director of the consultancy Mayak Intelligence. He is an Honorary Professor at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies and a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, as well as a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Institute of International Relations Prague and previously head of its Centre for European Security. He writes on his own blog, In Moscow's Shadows as well as guest writes for Raam op Rusland, EUROPP, oD:Russia, the International Policy Digest, and other blogs. He also contributes articles to The Moscow Times and War on the Rocks (from the Texas National Security Review), and is a contributing editor to Business New Europe.

NOTE: This episode was recorded on Sunday, August 23, 2020 via Zoom.

CREDITS
Co-Producer: Matthew Orr (Connect: facebook.com/orrrmatthew)
Co-Producer: Tom Rehnquist (Connect: Twitter @RehnquistTom)
Associate Producer: Lera Toropin
Associate Producer: Cullan Bendig
Assistant Producer: Samantha Farmer
Assistant Producer: Milena D-K
Assistant Producer/Administrator: Kathryn Yegorov-Crate
Recording, Editing, and Sound Design: Michelle Daniel
Additional Editing: Jada Geraci

Music Producer: Charlie Harper (Connect: facebook.com/charlie.harper.1485 Instagram: @charlieharpermusic) www.charlieharpermusic.com (Main Theme by Charlie Harper and additional background music by Charlie Harper, Boss Bass, and Blue Dot Sessions)

Executive Producer & Creator: Michelle Daniel (Connect: facebook.com/mdanielgeraci Instagram: @michelledaniel86) www.msdaniel.com

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed on this episode do not necessarily reflect those of the show or the University of Texas at Austin.

Had a nice chat on Sunday with the @SlavXRadio folk at @UTCREEES for their Slavic Connexion podcast: Belarus, Navalny, adhocracy and more...https://t.co/cpjlmc7KhT

— Mark Galeotti (@MarkGaleotti) August 25, 2020

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Aug 24 2020 · 42mins
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We need to talk about Putin || Mark Galeotti and Julie Wilhelmsen

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Putin has been in power for twenty years, but how much have we really learned about him? Why has such a mythology built around him, and why do so many in the West seem so much to want to believe so much of it?

Veteran Russia-watcher Mark Galeotti, London-based author of the recent and much-praised book 'We Need To Talk About Putin' is in conversation with NUPI's Julie Wilhelmsen about Putin the man, Putin the myth, how observers can try to tell the two apart, and why it matters for policy towards Russia.
Jan 23 2020 · 1hr 1min

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'Even a Bishop will Steal if he's Hungry ' - Dr. Mark Galeotti on the Vory- Russia's Super Mafia and the Future of Crime under Capitalism

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This is one of our favorite conversations. Asia Art Tours spoke with Dr. Mark Galeotti. We discuss the dangerous and unprecedented access he gained for his book: The Vory- Russia's Super Mafia .

Our rich discussion will leave any listener with a much better understanding of crime and the Russian State. We discuss Putin as Russia's sheriff, How Yeltsin and Gorbachev opened a Pandora's Box of criminal activity by neoliberalizing their economy, and how the original revolutionaries of Russia- Lenin and Stalin- both sympathized and brutally utilized criminals for the benefits they offered state-craft.

We also talk about Tony Soprano.... it's a delicate balancing act but I think we hit both the humor and horror of the Russian Mafia.

For more on Mark please check out his book and you can read his blog here: https://inmoscowsshadows.wordpress.com or on Twitter at: @MarkGaleotti
Aug 04 2019 · 1hr 19mins
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Mark Galeotti and Edward Lucas on what the West gets wrong about Putin

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In this episode of the Intelligence Squared podcast we were joined by Mark Galeotti, Russia expert and author of We Need to Talk About Putin. He was interviewed by Edward Lucas of The Times in an in-depth examination of the Russian President who is one of the world's most powerful politicians – who is the real Vladimir Putin? What does he want? And what will he do next? 

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Jul 26 2019 · 44mins
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Mark Galeotti, “The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia” (Yale UP, 2018)

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The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia (Yale University Press, 2018) by Mark Galeotti is an engrossing read about a topic mainstream scholarship has largely ignored: Russia’s criminal underworld. With Galeotti as our guide, we delve into the colorful world of the vory v zakone or “thieves of the code,” with their flamboyant nicknames, esoteric rituals, and vibrant body tattoos, which Galeotti explains are very much a gangster’s CV.

The Vory traces the development of the Russian underworld  from the horse bandits and bank robbers of the nineteenth century, through the chaos of the Revolution and the Civil, when, as Galeotti says, “… the Bolsheviks won the war but lost their souls.”  Galeotti’s scholarship shines through the section on the vast sea change that takes place when during The Terror as the gangsters are co-opted by the State to help regulate the Gulag system.  The resulting “turf war” creates a new post-war type of gangster, the “avtorityet,” who adapt to service the needs of a society in chaotic transition.

The Vory also looks at the ways the Putin administration has tamed the underworld, but also the ways in which the State and the underworld are now intrinsically linked; the government even outsources unseemly tasks to the underworld, as is clear in both the 2014 Annexation of Crimea and the ongoing frozen conflict in Donbas.

Galeotti first became interested in Russian organized crime while interviewing veterans of Russia’s war with Afghanistan for his doctorate research.  He noted that many of the Afgantsy were drifting into ranks of the vorovsky mir or “thieves world.”  Since that time, he has delved into the topic with a unique methodology that fuses scholarship with personal encounter.  It takes a special researcher to ride around Moscow’s dodgy neighborhoods in a rickety squad car wearing a well-used bullet-proof vest, but Galeotti’s time has certainly not been wasted.  “The Vory” is a thrilling and gripping read filled with larger-than-life, compelling characters and spot-on historical analysis.  It is marvelous window into a secret world that is constantly evolving.

Jennifer Eremeeva is an American expatriate writer who divides her time between Riga, Latvia, and New England.  Jennifer writes about travel, food, lifestyle, and Russian history and culture with bylines in Reuters, Fodor’s, The Moscow Times, and Russian Life.  She is the in-house travel blogger for Alexander & Roberts, and the award-winning author of  Lenin Lives Next Door:  Marriage, Martinis, and Mayhem in Moscow.  Follow Jennifer on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook or visit jennifereremeeva.com for more.   

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Jun 10 2019 · 1hr 13mins
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Mark Galeotti, “The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia” (Yale UP, 2018)

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The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia (Yale University Press, 2018) by Mark Galeotti is an engrossing read about a topic mainstream scholarship has largely ignored: Russia’s criminal underworld. With Galeotti as our guide, we delve into the colorful world of the vory v zakone or “thieves of the code,” with their flamboyant nicknames, esoteric rituals, and vibrant body tattoos, which Galeotti explains are very much a gangster’s CV.

The Vory traces the development of the Russian underworld  from the horse bandits and bank robbers of the nineteenth century, through the chaos of the Revolution and the Civil, when, as Galeotti says, “… the Bolsheviks won the war but lost their souls.”  Galeotti’s scholarship shines through the section on the vast sea change that takes place when during The Terror as the gangsters are co-opted by the State to help regulate the Gulag system.  The resulting “turf war” creates a new post-war type of gangster, the “avtorityet,” who adapt to service the needs of a society in chaotic transition.

The Vory also looks at the ways the Putin administration has tamed the underworld, but also the ways in which the State and the underworld are now intrinsically linked; the government even outsources unseemly tasks to the underworld, as is clear in both the 2014 Annexation of Crimea and the ongoing frozen conflict in Donbas.

Galeotti first became interested in Russian organized crime while interviewing veterans of Russia’s war with Afghanistan for his doctorate research.  He noted that many of the Afgantsy were drifting into ranks of the vorovsky mir or “thieves world.”  Since that time, he has delved into the topic with a unique methodology that fuses scholarship with personal encounter.  It takes a special researcher to ride around Moscow’s dodgy neighborhoods in a rickety squad car wearing a well-used bullet-proof vest, but Galeotti’s time has certainly not been wasted.  “The Vory” is a thrilling and gripping read filled with larger-than-life, compelling characters and spot-on historical analysis.  It is marvelous window into a secret world that is constantly evolving.

Jennifer Eremeeva is an American expatriate writer who divides her time between Riga, Latvia, and New England.  Jennifer writes about travel, food, lifestyle, and Russian history and culture with bylines in Reuters, Fodor’s, The Moscow Times, and Russian Life.  She is the in-house travel blogger for Alexander & Roberts, and the award-winning author of  Lenin Lives Next Door:  Marriage, Martinis, and Mayhem in Moscow.  Follow Jennifer on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook or visit jennifereremeeva.com for more.   

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Jun 10 2019 · 1hr 13mins
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Mark Galeotti, “The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia” (Yale UP, 2018)

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The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia (Yale University Press, 2018) by Mark Galeotti is an engrossing read about a topic mainstream scholarship has largely ignored: Russia’s criminal underworld. With Galeotti as our guide, we delve into the colorful world of the vory v zakone or “thieves of the code,” with their flamboyant nicknames, esoteric rituals, and vibrant body tattoos, which Galeotti explains are very much a gangster’s CV.

The Vory traces the development of the Russian underworld  from the horse bandits and bank robbers of the nineteenth century, through the chaos of the Revolution and the Civil, when, as Galeotti says, “… the Bolsheviks won the war but lost their souls.”  Galeotti’s scholarship shines through the section on the vast sea change that takes place when during The Terror as the gangsters are co-opted by the State to help regulate the Gulag system.  The resulting “turf war” creates a new post-war type of gangster, the “avtorityet,” who adapt to service the needs of a society in chaotic transition.

The Vory also looks at the ways the Putin administration has tamed the underworld, but also the ways in which the State and the underworld are now intrinsically linked; the government even outsources unseemly tasks to the underworld, as is clear in both the 2014 Annexation of Crimea and the ongoing frozen conflict in Donbas.

Galeotti first became interested in Russian organized crime while interviewing veterans of Russia’s war with Afghanistan for his doctorate research.  He noted that many of the Afgantsy were drifting into ranks of the vorovsky mir or “thieves world.”  Since that time, he has delved into the topic with a unique methodology that fuses scholarship with personal encounter.  It takes a special researcher to ride around Moscow’s dodgy neighborhoods in a rickety squad car wearing a well-used bullet-proof vest, but Galeotti’s time has certainly not been wasted.  “The Vory” is a thrilling and gripping read filled with larger-than-life, compelling characters and spot-on historical analysis.  It is marvelous window into a secret world that is constantly evolving.

Jennifer Eremeeva is an American expatriate writer who divides her time between Riga, Latvia, and New England.  Jennifer writes about travel, food, lifestyle, and Russian history and culture with bylines in Reuters, Fodor’s, The Moscow Times, and Russian Life.  She is the in-house travel blogger for Alexander & Roberts, and the award-winning author of  Lenin Lives Next Door:  Marriage, Martinis, and Mayhem in Moscow.  Follow Jennifer on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook or visit jennifereremeeva.com for more.   

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Jun 10 2019 · 1hr 13mins
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E58: Mark Galeotti

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Kevin continues his interview series with professionals in the field of Russia expertise. Today's guest is Dr. Mark Galeotti, a senior researcher at the Institute of International Relations Prague and the coordinator of its Center for European Security. Check out Dr. Galeotti's latest book: “The Vory: Russia's Super Mafia,” released this May by Yale University Presshttps://www.amazon.com/Vory-Russias-Super-Mafia/dp/0300186827In this interview, Kevin asks Mark several big questions, like what are the most important developing events and stories in Russia today? Will Putin stick around past 2024? Should we keep thinking about the Kremlin in terms of towers and clans? And Mark also talked a bit about himself, how he got into “the Russia game,” what was so special about his introduction to Russia, and how he manages to juggle so many different roles, while maintaining a sane private life.Follow Mark on Twitter:https://twitter.com/MarkGaleottiSupport this very podcast here:www.patreon.com/kevinrothrockMusic:“Polyushka Polye” by The Red Army Choir, www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2YlbiyiuMcОлег Анофриев, Бременские музыканты, “Говорят, мы бяки-буки,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-3wC7gkMDQ

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Sep 18 2018 · 46mins