About the Episode
President Putin mobilized over 300,000 military reservists to buttress Russia’s battered forces, prompting protests and an exodus of Russians to neighboring countries. On Deep Dish, recently fled Russian social media personalities share their perspective on the darkening political climate in their homeland. And independent journalist and filmmaker Mikhail Fishman and Moscow Times’ Leyla Latypova discuss how Russia’s reversals on the battlefield are transforming the nation's politics and society and could even threaten Putin’s leadership.
"It's a clear sign that he's feeling that his back is up against a wall," Elizabeth Shackelford says of Russian President Vladimir Putin's partial military mobilization.
Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and Wilson Center’s Lucian Kim explain how Russia’s setbacks in Ukraine have exposed flaws in its claims to be a great power.
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Jamil Anderlini, and Bobby Ghosh join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.
How is legacy motivating Putin with Russia's war on Ukraine? Former National Security Council official Fiona Hill joins Deep Dish to discuss.