Volodin’s ambitions

Volodin’s ambitions

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 30 June 2017 Volodin’s ambitions The upcoming presidential campaign increases tension between the Kremlin and the State Duma. Precisely, it regards the tension between the leadership of the Presidential Administration and the chairman of the...
Guardians of Morality

Guardians of Morality

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 19 May 2017 Guardians of Morality In State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, a special body will appear keeping guard on “moral climate in society”. This will be the aim of the newly established Council for culture, religion and ethics, to...
Electoral Intrigue

Electoral Intrigue

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 24 April 2017 Electoral Intrigue Presidential elections in Russia have been scheduled for March 2018. Vladimir Putin hasn’t declared yet whether he will participate. Thus it’s not surprising that each mention of the topic by Putin elicits a strong...