Reality of Russian Politics

Who We Are


We would like to present a new project on Russia’s current politics.

Our key product is an analytical bulletin dedicated to the key developments in the Russian political process.

Stanovaya Tatiana

What we do

R. Politik’s primary product is the analytical bulletin “Russian Politics Unvarnished and Undiluted”.

The purpose is to present in a clear and unbiased fashion the underpinnings and the reasons for the decisions that are made; to help better understand the functionality of the Russian Government’s mechanisms and to broaden the capabilities for political forecasting.

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Subjects of analysis

• Political influence groups and their resources in Russia
• Power balance Inside Vladimir Putin’s close circle
• Criminal prosecutions of senior politicians and officials
• Nitty-gritty and logic of senior staff reshuffling
• The nature of foreign policy decisions of Kremlin
• Political risks and threats to regime stability
• The state of the opposition
• Conflict among security, defense and law enforcement chiefs


Tatiana Stanovaya is one of the leading experts on Russian politics.

For fifteen years she headed the analytical department of the largest think tank in Russia, the Center for Political Technologies.

She has more than 2000 publications and commentaries in the leading world and Russian media outlets (The Washington Post, The Guardian, Le Figaro, the AFP, Reuters,,,…).

For a number of years, she has also contributed her commentaries to the Carnegie Endowment.


publications IN THE MEDIA

Commentary for NPR

‘Better Than Super’: Russia Reacts To Trump-Putin Summit In Helsinki “They’re not cracking open the champagne in… Read more “Commentary for NPR”

Interview for Liberation

La politologue Tatiana Stanovaya explique que Poutine n’attend pas de Trump qu’il soit prorusse, mais que grâce à… Read more “Interview for Liberation”

Illusory Stability: Putin’s Regime Is Readier Than Ever for Change

CARNEGIE MOSCOW CENTER by Tatiana Stanovaya The events of the last four years in Russia show that… Read more “Illusory Stability: Putin’s Regime Is Readier Than Ever for Change”



The analytical bulletin “Russian Politics Unvarnished and Undiluted” is our key product.

The bulletin is going to be issued every first and third Tuesday of a month.