Decision-making in Russia

Ekaterina Schulmann and Nikolai Petrov outline two myths common in the Western policy debate on Russia.

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Explainer: Decision-making in Russia

— Ekaterina Schulmann and Nikolai Petrov outline two myths common in the Western policy debate on Russia.

Ekaterina Schulmann

Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme

Ekaterina Schulmann and Nikolai Petrov explore the myths that all government decisions are made by President Vladimir Putin, and therefore Russia’s political system and relations with the West would improve automatically if Putin were to leave power.

They explain why these beliefs are wrong and present more accurate ways of understanding the Russian political system.

Read more at Myths and misconceptions in the debate on Russia.