Bulletin No. 4 (44) 2020 

Table of contents 

EVENTS 
First Steps and First Tests For The New Government
    Mishustin’s Staff Seize The Cabinet Office 
    Balancing Acts: Saving Or Spending; Crack Down Or Liberalising 
    Elite Division Over Administrative Offences — United Russia Against The Government 
    Faster Decision Making On New Arctic Tax Breaks 
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
In Brief 
    Real Household Incomes Rise 0.8 Percent in 2019 
    Russians Divided Over Putin’s Constitutional Changes 
   SME Share in Economy Shrinks 
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The next bulletin will be issued on 25 February.

Writing and analysis: Tatiana Stanovaya, Howard Amos

Editing: Howard Amos, Jake Cordell

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