The bulletin is R.Politik’s flagship publication: a bi-monthly dissection of Russian politics with exclusive insight and analysis of recent developments and long-term trends. Much of the writing draws heavily on sources in Moscow. Each bulletin is about 5,000 words and divided into three sections: Events (the latest political decisions), Actors (who is up and who is down), and Processes (identifying emerging political and economic patterns).

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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

Main headlines:
EVENTS
Putin’s shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East
Why Putin Had To Concede on the Ukraine Gas Deal
ACTORS
The Kurchatov Institute’s Growing Intellectual Influence Over the Russian Leadership
PROCESSES
The Abkhaz Crisis Is a Challenge for Moscow

Main headlines:
EVENTS
The transition Begins: Putin initiates vast Constitutional reform
MAIN ACTORS
Nginx stand-off: what happened
Irkutsk governor removal
PROCESSES
Rosatom’s latest plans — how will it realise its ambitions

Main headlines:
EVENTS
Normandy Summit
China Pipeline: Pivot To The East or Just Diversification?
ACTORS
Systemic Opposition: Between Kremlin & Protesters
PROCESSES
The Regime is Tightening Control

EVENTS
United Russia Seeks Revival At Annual Congress
ACTORS
Academic Opposition: New Wave of Confrontation Between Russian
PROCESSES
Saving Private Yandex: Winning A Battle, Not The War

EVENTS
Africa-Russia Summit In Sochi
The Price Of The Putin-Erdogan Syria Deal
ACTORS
FSB On The Offensive
A Reshuffle At The FSB
PROCESSES
Human Rights Council Shake-up: The Kremlin no longer wants even minor accommodations with liberals

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