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Who we serve

Business & Finance

How We Serve the Needs of:

— Corporations
— Financial Organisations
— Risk Consulting Companies

R.Politik's incisive analyses are your essential guide to navigating Russia's complex political landscape. With our insights, you are better prepared to effectively calibrate your strategies in response to geopolitical and domestic risks. We go beyond surface-level observations to answer key questions, such as:

  • Is the regime solidifying or fragmenting internally?

  • How does the decision-making mechanism operate?

  • Which factions within the government are gaining or losing influence?

Evolving Landscape

We delve into transformative domestic elements like ideological shifts, the conservative tide, and the rise of hawkish factions. We aim to provide a holistic view of the changing landscape.

Assessing Social Risks

We assess a range of social risks including the likelihood of protests, prevailing public sentiment, and varying degrees of political support for authorities. Our insights offer a nuanced understanding of social dynamics that could lead to conflict.

With R.Politik, you gain a multi-dimensional perspective that allows you to make well-informed decisions, manage risks, and seize opportunities in the Russian market.

Why Choose Us

R.Politik's Bulletin is an essential tool for businesses operating in or connected to Russian markets.

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    Unlike traditional consultancies that mainly focus on regulatory, legal, and economic policy updates, we provide a nuanced understanding of Russia's complex political landscape. Time and time again, R.Politik’s predictions have proven true, underscoring our prescient analyses.

  2. 02

    Our Bulletins offer an unparalleled depth of understanding, giving you insider perspectives on the dynamics within Russia's elite circles and administrative structures. This unique access to Russian-language sources enhances the comprehensiveness and reliability of our analysis.

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    To enhance readability and impact, we will be adding executive summaries to our in-depth pieces, summarizing key takeaways for businesses aiming to navigate Russia's intricate geopolitical terrain.

Key Advantages

  • Strategic Preparedness: Gain unparalleled insights to proactively navigate Russia's volatile political landscape, preparing your business for both expected and unexpected turns.

  • Decipher Strategic Logic: Unravel the motivations behind Russia's geopolitical strategies—from its stance on the West and pivot to the East, to potential military scenarios and peace options.

  • Anticipate Black Swans: Understand the likely responses of key actors to unforeseen events, allowing your business to adapt rapidly to 'black swan' scenarios.

  • Map Key Power Centers: Identify and understand the key factions within the government, their resources, political networks, objectives, and capabilities—essential information for assessing policy risks.

  • Unlock Decision-Making Processes: Peer behind the curtain of Russia's governance, from the inner workings of the Kremlin to informal networks, equipping you with the knowledge to predict policy shifts.

  • Navigate the Information Labyrinth: Get a clear picture of the domestic situation, identifying ideological hardliners, their opponents, and the social and situational factors that influence the political environment.

  • Spotlight on Likely Political Outcomes: Receive focused analysis highlighting the most probable trajectories in Russian domestic policy, enabling strategic decision-making.

Client Testimonials


Three distinct features set the R.Politik Bulletin apart from other analytical publications on Russian domestic and foreign politics. First, it offers a well-curated selection of key events that truly warrant an observer’s attention, captured in a comprehensive and accurate synthesis that leaves no stone unturned. Second, the analysis it provides is intricate, nuanced, and impartial, steering clear of imposing any ideologically or politically driven narratives. Lastly, the depth and range of sources used are impressively diverse and skilfully integrated into the content. The author’s personal interviews with key figures in Moscow and abroad add an invaluable layer to the Bulletin, making it an indispensable tool even for experts closely following Russian politics.

Tatiana Jean, IFRI

What sets R.Politik apart is its unmatched depth of expertise, timely coverage, and nuanced context. With R.Politik, you gain insights into not just what is happening in Russian politics, but also why it's happening. The team offers invaluable perspectives on the backgrounds and motivations of key decision-makers across various sectors—be it in business, government, or their personal lives. This level of contextual analysis empowers government readers to see beyond headlines, shedding light on the broader currents and trends that shape Russian politics.

Anonymous western diplomat

Since 2020, the EU Delegation has consistently relied on R.Politik's bulletins as an invaluable resource for insights into the intricacies of Russian politics. Each edition offers timely coverage of the most pressing developments, sometimes even those occurring mere hours before publication. R.Politik’s network of sources within Russia enhances the richness and depth of their analyses. The EU Delegation to Russia strongly recommends R.Politik's bulletins to all who closely follow Russian affairs, including diplomatic missions based in Moscow.

EU Delegation to Russia

I find R.Politik to be an essential resource for understanding the Russian political environment and assessing potential business risks. The bulletin has been instrumental in providing my company with nuanced and credible insights. I highly recommend R.Politik to anyone seeking answers to the key analytical question: ‘Why does this matter to the company?’

Analyst, Global Tech Company

R.Politik serves as a nuanced and sobering lens through which to view Russian politics. It provides invaluable insights into the Kremlin’s actions, public sentiment, and key political and economic trends. What sets R.Politik apart is its acute focus on the thoughts and actions of Russia’s technocratic elites, especially how they navigate current challenges. I’m not aware of any other resource that delivers this level of detail, backed by highly reliable first-hand sources, on a consistent basis. While R.Politik wisely refrains from making predictions, it shapes our expectations effectively, enabling us to align our civil society-focused work accordingly. Its unique blend of detailed analysis, insightful overviews, and impeccable sourcing makes it an indispensable resource for any organization focused on Russia or the broader region.

A Staff Member of an International NGO

The Russia Studies Program at CNA has been using R.Politik for several years now. R.Politik provides deep coverage of a wide range of issues, primarily on domestic politics, but also on economic trends and interactions with key foreign powers. We have found that Tatiana Stanovaya’s analysis of Russian politics and foreign policy provides unmatched insights into internal deliberations in the Kremlin and the decision-making process overall.


The bulletin enriches our political perspectives and enhances our understanding of current socio-economic dynamics and other domestic affairs inside Russia. Drawing from a multitude of sources, it provides an invaluable cross-section of political forecasting that clarifies the decision-making process.

Kesarev, Leading Public Affairs Advisory in Russia, Belarus, and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)

R.Politik’s bulletins are my go-to source for understanding Russia’s elite and political dynamics, particularly in times when accurate information is scarce or clouded by conflicts. Your impartial, comprehensive analysis is second to none and has become an indispensable resource in my work.

Natasha Groom, Senior Director, Inter Mediate

I have been a subscriber to R.Politik since the beginning of 2018, and I am very satisfied with it. I think it is very different compared to other media. First of all, it is very specific, particularly on elites and ruling circles, and therefore it allows us to penetrate the world of a fairly impenetrable country, the world of the Russian ruling elite. The value of R.Politik is not only that it offers good analysis but also that the analysis is sourced from real insider sources. I believe that this is what makes the difference in the quality of R.Politik’s analyses.

Régis Genté, journalist (Caucasus, Central Asia, Russia)

R.Politik’s analysis is consistently top-tier—informative, perceptive, thought-provoking, and exceptionally well-researched. The quality of the bulletin is consistently outstanding, making it an indispensable resource for my work. I wholeheartedly recommend R.Politik to anyone looking to deepen their understanding of current and future developments in Russia.

Representative, Consulting Company

What we do

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