Bulletin No. 14 (32) 2019

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We would like to present to you the next issue of the Bulletin No. 14 (32) 2019 «THE REALITY OF RUSSIAN POLITICS». 

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Table of contents 


Political games intensify as opposition candidates barred from Moscow Duma elections

Sobyanin’s plan 

The Kremlin’s priorities 

The Central Election Commission is in an awkward position 

The systemic opposition cuts deals to get elected 


National Guard Reshuffle: Zolotov’s right-hand man is out

The Navalny factor 

Who is Mr. Plokhoi? 

Melikov vs Matovnikov 

Sevastopol gets a technocrat governor as Ovsyannikov is removed after less than 3 years

A local conflict makes United Russia the opposition 

Kiriyenko’s appointee, Chemesov’s interests 

Is Volodin really needling the Kremlin?


Russia and Ukraine look headed for detente

Medvedchuk’s game 

The Kremlin’s unexpected pivot to Zelensky & Surkov’s ascendancy 

In Brief 

(i) Capital outflow rises sharply 

(ii) United Russia’s approval rating is at a 14-year low 

(iii) Real disposable incomes are still falling 

R.Politik recommends 

R.Politik is on holiday in August and there will be no bulletins. The next bulletin will be issued on September 10, 2019


Writing and analysis: Tatiana Stanovaya

Editing: Howard Amos


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