The whole hour is devoted to button down analysis by Russian scholar, Margaret “Peggy” Maradudin. Her nuanced insight stems from decades of study of Russia and Vladimir Putin. Sources available in English, that she recommends to listeners includes: , the following books “Nothing is True and Everything is Possible, by Peter Pomerantsev; ” All the Kremlin’s Men,” by Mikail Zygar; and The Invention of Russia, from Gorbachev’s Freedom to Putin’s War,” by Arkady Ostrovsky. Recommended electronic media recommendations include: Novaya Gazeta, Vice News, and Dozhd TV. Ms. Maradudin will return to the show in June for more rarifed coverage of Russian-American relations in these too interesting times.