Putin’s New Politburos

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The Plan for Everlasting Rule

A new prime minister, a new government, a new job for Dmitry Medvedev, and proposed constitutional changes.

The opening act of Russia's 2024 drama is beginning to unfold.

Russia's Potemkin institutions are effectively ceremonial camouflage to obscure the reality of oligarchic and personal rule. But how they are shuffled, positioned, and manipulated provides hints about how that rule will be structured. And we just got a bunch of data points to start connecting.

Listen as CEPA's Donald N. Jensen and Maria Snegovaya join Brian Whitmore on episode 55 of the Power Vertical Podcast to consider what happens next.


January 17, 2020