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Established in 2018 by Tatiana Stanovaya, R.Politik is dedicated to delivering unerringly objective and analytical insights into Russian politics for discerning professionals.

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The Bulletin

Our premium product offers in-depth insight into Russian politics, covering both current developments and longer-term trends.

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Main headlines:

Putin’s Interview With Tucker Carlson
Nadezhdin: An Unexpected Challenge
Yandex: Sold

Main headlines:

Il-76 Shot Down
Civil Service Reserve: A New Approach
The Confiscation Bill

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Heating Problems In The Moscow Region
Arrests In The FSB
Naked Party Politics

The Digest

R.Politik Weekly Digest No. 8 (8) 2023
6 November – 12 November 2023
R.Politik Weekly Digest No. 7 (7) 2023
30 October – 5 November 2023
R.Politik Weekly Digest No. 6 (6) 2023​
23 October – 29 October 2023
A concise weekly summary that highlights key events, offering clarity on their significance and context. While not as extensive as The Bulletin, it distils crucial details into a concise format. Learn more
Comment for Reuters

Britain’s new PM Truss draws scathing reaction from Moscow By Mark Trevelyan September 5, 20228:36 PM GMT+2 Tatiana Stanovaya, founder of the political analysis firm

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Comment for The New York Times

Russia’s Retreat in Ukraine Pokes Holes in Putin’s Projection of Force Russia’s military setbacks may be weakening President Vladimir V. Putin’s reputation at home as

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Comment for Al-Jazeera

Russia post-Putin: What happens if the president suddenly dies? PM Mishustin would become acting president and elections would be held, but experts say the substance

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