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Russia’s new government shows tensions beneath the surface
Global Outlook 2017: Russia checklist
Russia enters 2017 with a sense of vague disquiet. With presidential elections a year away, not everyone is sure the “main candidate” will be Vladimir Putin. Concern is palpable inside the government and the security apparatus, as interest groups jockey for position.
Global trends: 2016 and 2017 will set Putin’s future
The outlook for Russia this year is more complex and harder to predict than at any point since President Vladimir Putin took power 16 years ago. Mr. Putin has ruthlessly ratcheted up the stakes in his drive to ensure that Russia is once again recognized as a great power with ...
The politics behind Russia’s military purge
The replacement of Russia’s defence minister and its top general within days of each other was surrounded by allegations of corruption and a sex scandal. But the real reason for the ousting relates to the games of power behind the scenes; the military leaders attempting to reform the outdated defence ...
Putin’s return to presidency throws Russia’s privatisation plans into doubt
The return to the Russian presidency of Vladimir Putin led some observers to believe that he might adopt the pro-reform and pro-market stance of his first term in office. But leaked plans for a state-run corporation controlling a huge area of the country demonstrate that he remains an essential statist ...