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Main headlines:
EVENTS
Devastating Oil Spill In The Russian Arctic
Telegram ‘Relegalised’ After Reshuffle
ACTORS
Platoshkin Arrest: Kremlin VS Communists?
Spy Dramas And Geopolitics
PROCESSES   
Build-Up To Belarus Presidential Election

Main headlines:
EVENTS
The Kremlin Goes Public With ‘Nuclear Doctrine’
ACTORS
Vedomosti Sold — Again
New Appointment In Arctic Policymaking
PROCESSES   
How Russia Decided It Defeated The Pandemic
Build-Up To The Ballot

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

Main headlines:
EVENTS
Coronavirus In Russia
A Virtual Victory Day
ACTORS
Coronavirus & The Siloviki
PROCESSES   
When Corporate Wars Become A Political Headache

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

Main headlines:
EVENTS
Rosneft Offloads Venezuela Assets
Russia’s Role In The OPEC+ Deal
ACTORS
Four New Governors
PROCESSES
Putin & Coronavirus
Government Lacks Initiative Amid Regional Mess
The Authorities & Business: To Help & To Earn

Main headlines:
EVENTS
Falling Oil Price & Collapsing Markets
ACTORS
Three Centres Emerge For Pandemic Management
PROCESSES
Constitutional Reform: Approaching The Final Hurdle

Main headlines:
EVENTS
Push-Pull Tactics In Putin-Erdogan Talks
Putin Shows Part Of His Hand
ACTORS
Mishustin’s Troubles & Attempts To Mobilise
PROCESSES
Institutional amendments Boost Presidential Power
Ideological Amendments Entrench Traditional Values, Conservatism & patriotism
Nemtsov March

Main headlines:
EVENTS
Yukos Case: Moscow’s New Old Headache
ACTORS
Central Bank Sells Sberbank to Finance Ministry
Cybersecurity: FSB Infighting & Sberbank Competition
Surkov’s Offical Dismissal
PROCESSES
Constitutional Reform: Challenges & Risks
Harsh Sentences For Left-Wing Activists Trigger Protests

Main headlines:
EVENTS
First Steps and First Tests For The New Government
ACTORS
Replacing Chaika: Siloviki Wars & The FSB
Chuvash Governor In Humiliating Dismissal
An Oppositional Bureaucrat as Perm Governor?
PROCESSES
Kremlin Concessions: Shrewd Politics, Not A Policy Shift
Putin Bets On Attrition In Belarus Talks

Main headlines:
EVENTS
Entering A New Political Era
Constitutional Reform: How It Was Drawn Up & How It will Be Implemented
ACTORS
Mishustin: Strong Technocrat With Carte Blanche
How will Surkov’s exit change policy?
PROCESSES
Future Of The Government & United Russia

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