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In this episode Adam and Aga discuss an eventful week involving a drone attack on the Kremlin, Wagner Group's chief threatening the withdrawal of his troops from Bakhmut and the European Commission reaching an agreement with Ukraine's EU neighbours to lift bans on the transport of Ukrainian grain.

Aga then sits down with Dr Jade McGlynn to discuss her newly published book "Russia's War". Written in the months following the start of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the book traces the main narratives about the war which the Russian population is exposed to, aiming to explain why many Russians believe and embrace them and what that tells us about modern Russia's identity.

You can find updates on Dr McGlynn's research on Twitter @DrJadeMcGlynn.
For excerpts from "Russia's War" see:

You can buy the book on

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