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Who Rules Russia?

Chatham House, London

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Marie Mendras, Professor of Political Science, Sciences Po, Paris; author, Russie. L'envers du pouvoir


Identifying the key political players in Russia is a challenging task for domestic and foreign experts alike. President Dmitry Medvedev, whose position has always been precarious, now seems more sidelined than ever by Prime Minister Putin. How important are the personalities and positions inside and outside the Kremlin? The speaker will discuss the formal and informal networks of power which structure Russia's political system, and the ideology and interests which underpin them.

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