KREMLIN FILE

Hosted by renowned researcher Olga Lautman and political activist Monique Camarra, KREMLIN FILE examines Putin’s war on liberal democracy and the rise of authoritarianism across the globe. Executive Produced by MeidasTouch and Bunker Crew Media.

RECENT EPISODES

12: Kremlin File with Olena Halushka: How Ukraine Wins!

Olga and Mo are joined by Olena Halushka, co-founder of the International Centre for Ukrainian Victory and board member of the Anti-Corruption Action Centre, to discuss the current situation in Ukraine, the terror in occupied territories, the initiative to make Russia pay, and everything else needed for Ukrainian victory. For

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Kremlin File Week in Review May 10

Join Olga and Mo as they cover the most impactful Russian-related news stories affecting Ukraine, Europe, and the United States. Delve into the headlines often overlooked, which shed light on Russia’s aggression, intelligence activities, assassinations, espionage and beyond. Check out Kremlin File on Substack for full show notes and a

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Kremlin File Week in Review Mar 29

Kremlin File’s Week in Review is out. It covers the most impactful Russian-related news stories affecting Ukraine, Europe, and the United States. Delve into the headlines often overlooked, which shed light on Russia’s aggressions, intelligence activities, assassinations, espionage, and beyond. We welcome questions, episode suggestions and comments, which we are

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8: Kremlin File with Natia Seskuria (Part 2)

Olga and Mo are joined by Natia Seskuria, director of RISS, a think tank dedicated to defence and security issues, and in partnership with RUSI, in a two-part chat to talk about…. Learn more about Natia Seskuria, and her featured works at Kremlin File on Substack. And look out for

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Kremlin File Week in Review Mar 22

Kremlin File’s Week in Review is out. It covers the most impactful Russian-related news stories affecting Ukraine, Europe, and the United States. Delve into the headlines often overlooked, which shed light on Russia’s aggressions, intelligence activities, assassinations, espionage, and beyond. We welcome questions, episode suggestions and comments, which we are

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7: Kremlin File with Natia Seskuria (Part 1)

Olga and Mo are joined by Natia Seskuria, director of RISS, a think tank dedicated to defence and security issues, and in partnership with RUSI, in a two-part chat to talk about…. Learn more about Natia Seskuria, and her featured works at Kremlin File on Substack. And look out for

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Kremlin File Week in Review: Mar 15

Kremlin File’s Week in Review covers the most impactful Russian-related news stories affecting Ukraine, Europe, and the United States. Delve into the headlines often overlooked, which shed light on Russia’s aggressions, intelligence activities, assassinations, espionage, and beyond.   Don’t miss out on the latest edition of Kremlin File’s Week in

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Kremlin File Week in Review

Join Mo and Olga as they recap the most impactful Russian-related news stories affecting Ukraine, Europe, and the United States. Delve into the headlines often overlooked, which shed light on Russia’s aggressions, intelligence activities, assassinations, espionage, and beyond. Don’t miss out on the latest edition of Kremlin File’s Week in

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3: David Frum: Democracy Tested

Olga and Mo are joined by David Frum, senior editor at The Atlantic and author of “Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy” (HarperCollins, Jan. 2020), to delve into the intricate interplay between American politics and its ramifications on the global stage. Exploring the ripple effects of the current state of affairs, we

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1: Catching Up on Ukraine with Maria Avdeeva

Olga and Mo catch up with Ukraine with Maria Avdeeva, expert in security issues and strategic communications. Ukraine is fighting a war on various fronts, including every day governance and progressing towards accession to the EU. Maria talks about various aspects of civilian life, and the dire situation in the

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5: Ukraine, Putin’s Testing Ground

Olga and Mo are joined by Paul Niland and Daria Kaleniuk to continue their exploration of hybrid warfare. They discuss how Ukraine became the testing ground for Putin’s campaign against the west, only to emerge as the standard-bearer in the fight against corruption.   Daria Kaleniuk is co-founder and executive director

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5: Julia Davis and the Russian Propaganda Machine

Olga and Mo speak with Julia Davis, a Russian propaganda specialist and the woman behind the Russian Media Monitor about the machinery behind Russian propaganda and how it is disseminated to audiences in Russia and the West. We get the low down on the current narratives and how they have

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4: Francis Farrell: Ukraine’s Counteroffensive

Olga and Mo take an indepth view of Ukraine’s counteroffensive with Francis Farrell, war reporter with The Kyiv Independent. We also touch on his investigation into Hungary’s role in the POW exchange scandal, and what to watch for in the next few months on the various fronts of the Russia’s

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1: Russia’s Brutal Failed War with David Kramer

Kremlin File kicks off season 3 with David Kramer as Mo and Olga discuss the state of Russia’s brutal failed war, where Ukraine’s allies stand, the signs of Russia’s collapse, Wagner’s failed coup, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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PODCAST PREVIEW: Who Killed Daphne?

When a car bomb kills Daphne Caruana Galizia on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta, the hunt for her killers exposes secrets with consequences that go far beyond its shores. In the aftermath of her death an international team of journalists comes together to continue her work. Along the way

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23: Russia’s Weaponization of Energy (Benjamin Schmitt)

Olga and Mo are joined by Dr. Benjamin Schmitt to discuss the Kremlin’s weaponization of energy and the proper response from NATO.  Dr. Benjamin L. Schmitt is a former State Department official, Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), and Research Fellow at Harvard University. For years, Ben has

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21: Why Ukraine Must Win (David Kramer)

Olga and Mo are joined again by David Kramer as they consider the wider security and humanitarian implications should Russia’s war of aggression continue and expand to other areas of the region, including Moldova, Transnistria, and Georgia. David J. Kramer is the Bradford M. Freeman managing director for global policy at

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20: Russia’s failing military strategy (Alexander Vindman)

Olga and Mo are joined by retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman to discuss Ukraine as the defenders of democracy and Russia’s failing military strategy. As a child, Vindman was born to Jewish parents in Ukraine (former Soviet Ukraine) before emigrating to Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach neighborhood. The former Director for European

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19: Will Putin go Nuclear? (Joe Cirincione)

Olga and Mo welcome on the pod a leading expert in nuclear conflict resolution, Joseph Cirincione. Most Americans have not thought much about doomsday weapons since the end of the Cold War, but now it’s time we all come to terms with the nuclear risks of Putin’s war in Ukraine. Joseph

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18: The Threat to Russia’s NATO Neighbors (Daniel Fried)

Olga and Mo are joined by veteran diplomat and former ambassador of Poland, Daniel Fried, who currently serves as a distinguished fellow with the Atlantic Council.   In the course of his forty-year Foreign Service career, Ambassador Fried played a key role in designing and implementing American policy in Europe after the fall

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17: Why the war is bigger than Putin (Karine Orlova)

What do Russians think about Putin’s war? Karine Orlova returns to Kremlin File to discuss the sentiment inside Russia against Putin’s latest war crimes campaign.  Karine Orlova is a Russian journalist in exile, former contributing writer for The American Interest magazine, former correspondent for Echo of Moscow, which was cut off

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HOSTS

OLGA LAUTMAN

Olga Lautman is a researcher-analyst on Russia, Ukraine, Caucasus, and their effects on US national security and dangers posed to the West. An investigative researcher for best selling authors including Craig Unger’s “House of Trump,” “House of Putin,” “American Kompromat,” and Malcolm Nance’s “Plot to Betray America.” Founder of 9 Oaks LLC a research and consulting company focused on Russia and Eastern Europe. Daughter of Soviet political refugees, raised in Brighton Beach, and an expert on Russian organized crime.

MONIQUE CAMARRA

Monique Camarra is a researcher/analyst on international affairs and a language and communications specialist at the University of Siena in Italy. A lifelong political activist, Monique started paying closer attention to Russia’s global campaign when she saw the protesters gunned down in Kyiv.

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Bunker Crew Media’s 2018 feature-documentary, Active Measures, was heralded as the preeminent guide to Russian intervention in the 2016 election both in the press and by international institutions such as European Parliament and Yale Law School. Their most recent project, Qanon: The Search for Q, a docu-series released by Vice TV in 2021, was an instant hit and the network’s third-highest rated show of all time. The digital-first production outfit was born of these successes and prides itself on turning nuanced, complicated geopolitical events into tight and exciting political thrillers.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Meidas Media Network is led by Ben Meiselas, Brett Meiselas, and Jordy Meiselas. After the successful launch of their groundbreaking political action committee MeidasTouch PAC, the Meiselas brothers founded Meidas Media, a separate media entity, to counter disinformation echo chambers from the far right and to promote and celebrate democracy through all forms of media and content production. Meidas Media produces, directs, and distributes, and promotes some of the top pro-democracy content in the world today.