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

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

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

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

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A New Syria Puzzle: Russian Stakes And Red Lines
Putin in Saudi Arabia & UAE: Business & Geopolitics Operating In Parallel
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FSB Assumes Informal Control Of Russia’s Prisons
PROCESSES
Presidential Administration Plans Loyal State Duma Election
The Kremlin Tests New Harassment Tactics Toward Opposition

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The budget: caught between prioritising economic growth & ensuring macroeconomic stability
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Lebedev’s re-appointment & deepening judicial conflict
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Challenging Trump: how the U.S. President upsets Putin
Collision with reality? Ukraine-Russia negotiations over Donbas approach the most sensitive issues

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Tripartite Ankara summit: the geopolitical intrigues that Putin has become embroiled in
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Pavel Ustinov & the elite’s internal differences
Who failed over Oleg Smolenkov?
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Regional vote fallout: looking ahead to the State Duma elections

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Regional elections
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Are we entering a new phase in Russia-Ukraine relations?
Vaino, Surkov, Kozak, Medvedchuk: evolution of roles
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Moscow’s summer of protest

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Political games intensify as opposition candidates barred from Moscow Duma elections
MAIN ACTORS
National Guard Reshuffle: Zolotov’s right-hand man is out
Sevastopol gets a technocrat governor as Ovsyannikov is removed after less than 3 years
Is Volodin really needling the Kremlin?
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Russia and Ukraine look headed for detente

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Putin’s revealing interview to The Financial Times
Putin & Trump: a new attempt at rapprochement
Political intrigue follows a nuclear submersible accident
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The resignation of the president of Ingushetia
Top businessmen targeted in a wave of new criminal cases
PROCESSES
Russia returns to PACE as the Kremlin’s ‘All or Nothing’ Tactics pay off

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Putin offers few concessions at his annual call-in show
The political background to Golunov’s release
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Babich’s demotion will be a challenge for Oreshkin
PROCESSES
What is Moscow’s game in Moldova?

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The agenda at the St. Petersburg International economic forum is dominated by law enforcement
The Kremlin looks trapped amid the outrage generated as A prominent journalist is arrested
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Expectations are growing that Surkov will be dismissed
The failure of Sergei Morozov in Astrakhan & the calculus behind his replacement
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Headaches for Putin: falling approval ratings & a loss of control over flagship spending projects

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