The Reality of Russian Politics

What we do


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

Commentary for The Independent

Russia protests: Riot police violently break up Moscow demonstration as thousands take to streets in defiance of… Read more “Commentary for The Independent”

Commentary for POLITICO.EU

Moscow protests pose problem for Putin Police crack down on pro-democracy activists ahead of September’s vote for… Read more “Commentary for POLITICO.EU”

Commentary for Carnegie Moscow Center

Moscow Protests Are Good News for Opposition–and Siloviki By Tatiana Stanovaya This month’s protests in Moscow over… Read more “Commentary for Carnegie Moscow Center”



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

The bulletin is going to be issued every second and fourth Tuesday of a month.