November 27, 2018

Analytical bulletin #15 (16) 2018

Dear Readers,

We would like to present to you the next issue of the Bulletin #15 (16) 2018 «REALITY OF RUSSIAN POLITICS».

Table of contents 


Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe meet in Singapore: Is Russia ready to hand over the disputed Kuril Islands?


GRU chief Igor Korobov died. Who is his successor?

Metropolitan Tikhon’s influence is on the increase: how Orthodox conservatives are beginning to direct politics

Khakassia’s new governor. How will the Kremlin manage opposition-minded regions?

Aleksei Navalny creates more problems: now there are more reasons for the Kremlin to double-down on its approach towards the opposition


The ‘influence centers’ of Russia’s Arctic policy: The Ministry of Transport, Rosatom, Novatek, Yuri Trutnev, Rostec, Igor Sechin and other security officials


  • The disbandment of Medvedev’s team
  • A quarter of Russians live under the poverty line
  • No GDP growth means no implementation of the ‘May decrees’
  • Putin cannot escape political responsibility


The next bulletin will be issued on December 11.