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Who we serve

Think Tanks & Academia

How We Serve the Needs of:

— Think Tanks
— The Academic Community
— Students
— Other Russia Watchers

For Think Tanks

Originally, R.Politik was designed to offer insights primarily to corporations, governments, and academic institutions. However, as R.Politik has evolved, think tanks have emerged as a significant client base. A number of prestigious global think tanks now subscribe to our Bulletin. This shift highlights The Bulletin's efficacy and underscores how R.Politik serves as a complementary resource rather than a competitor to these think tanks. We provide:

  • Unbiased information on events and trends inside and surrounding Russia.

  • Exclusive insights derived from our long-standing expertise.

  • Foundational material for reports and studies.

In summary, we've become an invaluable resource for think tanks in drawing their own informed conclusions.

For Academia

R.Politik Bulletins are a must-have for scholars, educators, and students focused on Russian political affairs. Key benefits include:

  • Enriching academic research and discussion through alternative perspectives.

  • A searchable archive for creating 'case files' on specific events or key players.

  • Integration into specialized course curricula to deepen subject matter relevance.

For Students

Aside from benefiting students specializing in Russian studies, the Bulletins are a vital resource for those studying regional geopolitics, conflict resolution, and diplomacy. We offer:

  • Real-time insights into Russian politics.

  • Latest sociological data.

  • Lists of recommended readings for comprehensive understanding.

Our Bulletins elevate the level of expertise and understanding across various academic fields, making R.Politik an indispensable resource in the academic community.

Why Choose Us

Discover unparalleled insights into Russian politics with R.Politik's Bulletins—your gateway to unbiased, in-depth analysis available for open subscription. While other sources might be exclusive, biased, or overly abstract, we offer timely, nuanced perspectives essential for professionals.

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    Our focus is on current events, meticulously detailed, and placed within a strategic context that you won't find in traditional media.

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    Ideal for think tanks and academia, R.Politik’s Bulletins frequently feature in key digests and reports. They serve as a touchstone for expert opinions on Russia's domestic, foreign, and military affairs.

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    Our exclusive analyses enrich public discourse on Russia's geopolitical dynamics, guiding experts and enthusiasts alike. Our Bulletins shape informed opinions, guide research, and help you stay ahead in the Russian political landscape.

Key Advantages

  • Exclusive Access: Normally reserved for diplomats, corporations, and policymakers, R.Politik's analyses are now accessible to students and professors, providing an unparalleled depth of insight into Russia's political landscape.

  • Contextual Understanding: Unlike standard news outlets or academic journals, we provide strategic context for Russia's domestic and international maneuvers, crucial for in-depth research and policy papers.

  • Enhanced Academic Competence: A subscription to R.Politik not only enriches one's understanding but also gives graduates in Russian studies a competitive edge in the fields of international relations, geopolitics, and conflict studies.

  • A Comprehensive Resource: R.Politik is a one-stop source for everything related to Russian politics, serving as an essential addition to any academic library or think tank repository.

  • Real-Time Relevance: Our Bulletins offer up-to-date, objective, and comprehensive analyses of ongoing events, ideal for academic research or classroom discussions.

  • Interdisciplinary Applications: Our analyses can be invaluable not just for political science departments, but also for programs focused on regional studies, conflict resolution, and international diplomacy

  • Spotting Emerging Trends: Think tanks benefit immensely from our nuanced observations, as we identify newly emerging trends, policy shifts, and rising political figures that others might miss, thereby giving you a competitive advantage in policy analysis and foresight.

  • Streamlining Research: With the accessibility of our archives, researchers can easily compile 'case files' for specific topics, streamlining the research process and enhancing the quality of scholarly work.

  • University libraries especially benefit from complimentary access to our extensive archives at no additional cost.

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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