February 25, 2019

Bulletin No. 4 (22) 2019

Dear Readers,

We would like to present to you the next issue of the Bulletin No. 4 (22) 2019 «REALITY OF RUSSIAN POLITICS».

Table of contents 

EVENTS

Putin, the FSB, the Central Bank & the arrest of Calvey

The conflict

Baring Vostok and its influence

Avetisyan’s political connections

The Central Bank’s special role

Putin’s position

Putin’s address to Federal Assembly reveals Kremlin worries over falling ratings

 

ACTORS

Does Vladislav Surkov’s article mean he wants to return to a top political job, or is it a sign of vulnerability?

The government makes minor personnel changes

Trutnev’s man becomes the new overseer of Arctic policy

The head of ‘Centre E’ at the Interior Ministry is replaced amid scandal

The new head of Rosturism is an ally of Konstantin Chuichenko

 

PROCESSES

What are the Kremlin’s fears about U.S. ‘super’ sanctions?

 

IN BRIEF

(i) Growing regional debt

(ii) New data government-society conflict

 

The next bulletin will be issued on March 12, 2019

Writing and analysis: Tatiana Stanovaya

Editing: Howard Amos

 

 

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