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What Does Putin Want? (Robert Wright, Nikolay, and Kirill)

What Does Putin Want? (Robert Wright, Nikolay, and Kirill)


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2:37 Are Nikolay and Kirill satisfied with the "special military operation"?
7:58 Why have Russians become more supportive of the war effort?
17:39 Kirill defends the RWA tweet that unsettled Bob
31:25 US policies that made the war more likely
40:47 How much of Ukraine does Putin want?
54:01 Heading to Overtime

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Robert Wright (, The Evolution of God, Nonzero, Why Buddhism Is True) and Nikolay and Kirill (Russians with Attitude). Recorded March 21, 2024.


Overtime titles:

0:00 Will Ukrainians blame Zelensky for the war?
10:16 Andrei Tarkovsky’s films and Burkean conservatism
21:40 The future of Russia’s political opposition
31:39 How are Russian nationalists processing the Gaza war?

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