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R.Politik is a unique project — there are no other such English-language projects that can compare with us on quality, price and level of public access.We pride ourselves on our objectivity, exclusivity and accuracy. Our writing draws on information available in the media (identifying the nuances and highlighting hidden details), the social media activity of thought leaders, and our own sources in Russia.

R.Politik is politically neutral and we aim for total impartiality. Our goal is simple: to help readers understand the motivations of officials, their concerns, expectations, and strategic and tactical calculations. We explore what’s on the Kremlin’s agenda; whether that is geopolitics, elections, protest movements or economic change. 

We have no investors, no sponsors and no patrons. R.Politik’s only source of funding is through its subscribers and we have no ties to the Russian government, its proxies, or media outlets close to the Kremlin.

We are an English-language product aimed at an international audience. Our readers include government officials, NGO workers, diplomats, analysts and executives at large companies. For diplomats and officials, we shed crucial light on Kremlin decision-making. And for business our research is an essential part of risk analysis — helping managers devise better strategies, build partnerships and foster good relations with the authorities.

The Bulletin is our flagship product, which is issued twice a month to subscribers. It is an indispensable guide for those seeking to navigate Russian politics and business. For more information, see the ‘The Bulletin’ section of our website, which also has a contents page from each bulletin in our back catalogue.

It is published on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. In the event of any serious developments (e.g. a war or major political crisis), we may put out special reports. Bulletins will not be issued in August.

There are several ways to get your hands on the bulletin:

Annual subscription. This is available to anyone. Purchasing a year’s subscription for €1,200 gives you access to 22 bulletins as soon as they are issued (subscribers receive an email notification when a new bulletin is ready to be downloaded from our website). With this type of subscription, you also benefit from substantially lower prices for bulletins from our archive (€50 per bulletin). 

Return subscription. This is available to existing subscribers who wish to renew their subscription for another year. The cost is the same as a standard annual subscription (€1,200), but if you renew your subscription immediately after it lapses, we will also give you free, permanent access to our entire archive. If you would like to take up this option, but require time to arrange payment, please get in touch with us at rpolitik@rpolitik.com.

One-off purchase. All the bulletins in our archive (which dates back to early 2018) are available to buy. These cost €200 each for non-subscribers, and €50 each for annual subscribers (who do not have a return subscription). 

Thematic Archive Package. After several years of R.Politik bulletins, we are happy to provide thematic packages of analyses from our archive. If you are interested in a specific topic, such as elections, geopolitics, energy policy, or something else, get in touch with us at rpolitik@rpolitik.com and we will be happy to supply you with bulletins from our archive. Pricing will be considered for each individual order. 

The price of €1,200 excludes VAT.

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VAT does not apply if you are a company or private subscriber outside of the European Union.

No. We do not offer subscriptions for less than a year.

Unfortunately, no. We would encourage you to ask your library, or department, to arrange an institutional subscription — meaning the bulletin can be accessed by everyone at your university or research institution.

Go to ‘The Bulletin’ tab at the top of this page, click on the ‘Subscribe’ button and follow the prompts. Payments can be made by credit card, PayPal or bank transfer. Invoices can be provided if necessary.

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