The Reality of Russian Politics

What we do


We would like to present a new project on contemporary Russian politics.

R.Politik is dedicated to explaining and analysing Russian politics for an international audience. We cover all aspects of foreign and domestic policy; from Kremlin infighting to the energy sector, security issues and the latest sociological data. We are fully independent and have no ties to the Russian government.

Stanovaya Tatiana

What we do

R.Politik was founded in 2018 by Tatiana Stanovaya as an analytical platform to shed much needed light on Russian foreign and domestic politics. Above all, we focus on elite infighting, the mechanisms of decision-making at a federal and regional level, and the reasoning behind key political appointments.

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publications IN THE MEDIA

The Article for POLITICO

No, Putin Doesn’t Like Impeachment There’s one thing the Kremlin wants even more than sowing chaos in… Read more “The Article for POLITICO”

Commentary for Foreign Policy

Trump’s Next Envoy to Russia Has a Mountain to Climb First John Sullivan must get through Congress,… Read more “Commentary for Foreign Policy”

Commentary for El Pais

Ucrania abre la puerta a que haya elecciones en el Este controlado por los separatistas Kiev, Moscú… Read more “Commentary for El Pais”



Our flagship product is a twice-monthly bulletin on the latest developments in Russian politics. The bulletin is issued every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.