Bulletin No. 9 (27) 2019

Dear Readers,

We would like to present to you the next issue of the Bulletin No. 9 (27) 2019 «REALITY OF RUSSIAN POLITICS». 

Our bulletin now includes a new section, ‘R.Politik recommends’, in which we give you the links to the best recent articles and research about Russian politics.

Table of contents 


The stakes rise after the Ukrainian presidential elections — and Russia is preparing for the worst

Moscow’s hawkish new tactic of offering fast-track citizenship 

What’s wrong with Mr Zelenskiy? 

What Zelenskiy’s populism means for Russian domestic politics 


Lavrov’s resentment and Minsk’s unhappiness push Putin to sack his ambassador to Belarus


A bitter power struggle is in underway in the FSB: why General Tkachev’s subordinates are under attack

Behind the scenes of the internal war being waged in the upper echelons of the FSB 

Are the changes at the FSB linked to the Yugra bank case? 

In Brief 

(i) Will Putin ditch Maduro for a dream deal with Washington? 

(ii) Mass detentions in St. Petersburg: the new normal? 

R.Politik recommends 

The next bulletin will be issued on May 28, 2019

Writing and analysis: Tatiana Stanovaya

Editing: Howard Amos



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