November 13, 2018

Analytical bulletin #14 (15) 2018

Dear Readers,

We would like to present to you the next issue of the Bulletin #14 (15) 2018 «REALITY OF RUSSIAN POLITICS».


Table of contents 


  • The Russian Government versus Oil Companies: the growing influence of Dmitry Kozak and the uncertain future of Russia’s oil industry.


  • United Aircraft Corporation to Be Merged into Rostec: Sergey Chemezov’s portfolio continues to expand.
  • Yandex at Risk of “Neutralization”: the internet giant’s autonomy is in question and unlikely to be preserved through feeble protective measures.
  • New Presidential Envoy to Northwestern Federal District Appointed: meanwhile, the Prosecutor-General loses his deputies.
  • New Zabaykalsky Krai Governor Appointed: a technocrat from Yury Trutnev’s camp hopes to save the province by merging it with the Far Eastern Federal District and its financial flows.


  • Growing Internal Discussion of Putin-Trump Dialogue: should Vladimir Putin take a pause, and is he really looking to extend the New START treaty?


  • A Komsomol for modern Russia: a new political demand?
  • For Russians, well-being is becoming more important than greatness.
  • New loans to cover old debts: new data on Russians’ loans.
  • The end of conservative mobilization: why the Kremlin lost interest in Unity Day.



The next bulletin will be issued on November 27.