Bulletin No. 18 (36) 2019

Dear Readers,

We would like to present to you the next issue of the Bulletin No. 18 (36) 2019 «THE REALITY OF RUSSIAN POLITICS». 

Table of contents 

A New Syria Puzzle: Russian Stakes And Red Lines
Russia’s Two-Pronged Strategy With Turkey 
For the Kurds, Do All Roads Lead To Damascus? 
Putin in Saudi Arabia & UAE: Business & Geopolitics Operating In Parallel
Oil Markets: When Leverage Is More Important Than Price 
Russian Ambitions for Military Cooperation 
Indivisible & Inclusive Regional Security 
Lucrative Deals 
Key Russian-Saudi Interlocutors 
FSB Assumes Informal Control Of Russia’s PrisonsFSB Assumes Informal Control Of Russia’s Prisons
Presidential Administration Plans Loyal State Duma Election
Search For New Faces 
A Positive Media Agenda 
Tightening Control Over The Internet 
The Kremlin Tests New Harassment Tactics Toward Opposition
Hounding Navalny 
In Brief
(i) Around 40% Regard Sentences For Moscow Protestors As ‘Unfair’ 
(ii) A Quarter Of All Russians Will Be Over 65 In 2050 
(iii) Russia’s Real Middle Class Is Just 7% Of The Population 
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The next bulletin will be issued on November 12, 2019

Writing and analysis: Tatiana Stanovaya, Howard Amos

Editing: Gary Lawson, Howard Amos



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