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The Empty Throne
Putin the Not-So-Omnipotent

Yes, Putin still sits in the Kremlin—but after 20 years in power and a long summer of protests, there are signs that it’s the siloviki who are now calling the shots.

Published on: September 25, 2019
Karina Orlova is a contributing editor at The American Interest and the Washington, DC correspondent for Echo of Moscow radio.
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