Analytical bulletin #10 (11) 2018 EVENTS Murder of Alexander Zakharchenko and the new acting head Denis Pushilin: how has this affected competition between the overseers of Donbass in Russia? MAIN ACTORS Change in the Presidential Envoy in the Volga Federal District: the overly independent Mikhail Babich escorted out of the region and a compromise among the elite in the person of Igor Komarov. PROCESSES Russia prepares for new sanctions from the US: how Vladimir Putin is navigating among the centers of influence on Russian foreign policy. Rising influence of the Presidential Administration on the government: the Cabinet of Ministers is falling into place under Anton Vaino, Sergei Kirienko and Dmitry Shalkov. Where has Dmitry Medvedev gone?