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Sergei Kirienko’s new sphere of influence

Andrey Pertsev looks into how the head of the Kremlin's domestic political bloc profited from Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Rumours of a coup in Russia: What does this really say about the Putin regime?

Ben Noble questions the extent of political stability in Russia

Russia’s Brittle Wartime Economy

Nick Trickett on how the economic struggles for Putin’s regime in wartime are underscoring the drawbacks of Russia’s approach to central planning

The six types of Putin’s elites

Ivan Fomin discusses the ideological heterogeneity of the Russian political elite

Russia and European Illiberalism: A Partial Decoupling?

Marlene Laruelle and John Chrobak on the mixed success of the French far right in tuning down its Russophilia

The rationale of Putin’s Subdued ‘Victory Day’

Allyson Edwards looks at why Vladimir Putin offered up an underwhelming Victory Day performance this year

Top reads
  • Andrey Pertsev

    Journalist, Meduza Special Correspondent

  • Ben Noble

    Associate Professor of Russian Politics, University College London; and Associate Fellow, Chatham House

  • Nick Trickett

    Сommodities analyst

  • Ivan Fomin

    PhD in Political Science. Specialist in the field of political semiotics, researcher of Russian political discourse.

  • Marlene Laruelle

    Associate Director and research professor at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University