R.Politik is a unique project — there are no other such English-language projects that can compare with us on quality, price and level of public access.We pride ourselves on our objectivity, exclusivity and accuracy. Our writing draws on information available in the media (identifying the nuances and highlighting hidden details), the social media activity of thought leaders, and our own sources in Russia.
R.Politik is politically neutral and we aim for total impartiality. Our goal is simple: to help readers understand the motivations of officials, their concerns, expectations and tactical calculations. We explore what’s on the Kremlin’s agenda; whether that is geopolitics, elections, protest movements or economic change.
We have no investors, no sponsors and no patrons. R.Politik’s only source of funding is through its subscribers and we have no ties to the Russian government, its proxies, or media outlets close to the Kremlin.
We are an English-language product aimed at an international audience. Our readers include government officials, NGO workers, diplomats, analysts and executives at large companies. For diplomats and officials, we shed crucial light on Kremlin decision-making. And for business our research is an essential part of risk analysis — helping managers devise better strategies, build partnerships and foster good relations with the authorities.
It is published on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. In the event of any serious developments (e.g. a war or major political crisis), we may put out special reports. No bulletins will be issued in August.
There are two ways to get your hands on the bulletin. The first option is an annual subscription, which means you get access to a total of 22 bulletins, as they are released, over the course of a year (subscribers receive an email notification when the new bulletin is online, and it can be downloaded from our website). The second option is a one-off purchase of a bulletin from our archive. There is a list of our back catalogue (with contents pages) on the ‘The Bulletin’ section of our website.
We charge €1,200 for an annual subscription. One-off purchases of bulletins from the archive cost €200 for non-subscribers, and €50 for subscribers.
No. We do not offer subscriptions for less than a year.
Unfortunately, no. We would encourage you to ask your library, or department, to arrange an institutional subscription — meaning the bulletin can be accessed by everyone at your university or research institution.
Click on the ‘Subscribe’ button at the top of the page ‘The Bulletin’ and follow the prompts. Payments can be made by credit card, PayPal or by bank transfer. Invoices can be provided if necessary.