The Reality of Russian Politics

Welcome

R. Politik is an independent analysis project on contemporary Russian politics.

Our mission is to explain Russian politics to English speakers who need to understand one of the world’s biggest most important countries. Whether you are an analyst, academic, diplomats or executive, we want R.Politik to be your essential guide to navigating Russia’s business and political environments. With no ties to the Russian government, ourreliable, source-based insight strives to shed new light on all aspects of domestic and foreign policy — from Kremlin infighting, power games in Syria, or complex patronage networks.

Tatiana Stanovaya

R.Politik was founded in 2018 by Tatiana Stanovaya as a platform to shed much needed light on the inner workings of Russian foreign and domestic politics. Our analysis focuses on elite infighting, the mechanisms of decision-making at the federal and regional levels, and explaining the logic behind key political firings and appointments.

The name ‘R.Politik’ was chosen to exemplify our engagement with political reality, rather than lazy speculation or polemics. Our name is also a reference to Realpolitik: like this German political tradition, our analysis strives to be free of ideology and personal prejudice.

We are a fiercely independent organisation and do not an advocate for any individuals within the Russian political establishment. We do not pass judgement — our sole aim is to explain.

Commentary for AFP

The well being disaster raises the query of Vladimir Putin’s management May 25, 2020 In actuality, says Tatiana Stanovaya, of the R.Politik suppose tank, “The

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Commentary for Le Monde

Coronavirus : la crise sanitaire pose la question du leadership de Vladimir Poutine Retranché dans son « bunker », le président russe délègue aux régions, jusqu’ici

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The bulletin is our flagship product. It looks in detail at recent developments in Russian politics, long-term trends and who is up and who is down. It is issued every second and fourth Tuesday of the month to our subscribers.

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New Kremlin Initiatives To Manage Elections
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Sechin’s Resurgence
Power Grid Wars: How Putin’s Friends Fought For Assets But Gave Way To A Young Technocrat
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Coronavirus And The Power Vertical

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Coronavirus In Russia
A Virtual Victory Day
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Coronavirus & The Siloviki
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When Corporate Wars Become A Political Headache

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Digital Protests: The Opposition Adapt To Lockdown
Why Isn’t The Government Spending More?
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The Final Fall Of Vedomosti
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Challenges Grow As Coronavirus Spreads