Russia, the showdown among the siloviki: the risks for Putin

Masks surprise turnaround where they are mandatory after October 1st

Open warfare between the siloviks has begun in Russia. The defeat of Lyman, less than 24 hours after the signing of the agreements for the annexation of the four regions of southeastern Ukraine by Vladimir Putin, has brought out the rivalries between the different factions of the military and security apparatuses. The battle no longer … Read more

Putin and the discontent of the siloviki magic circle: the war is bad, “Things will get worse”

from Fabrizio Dragosei Several Russian sources now speak openly of grumbling and even explicit criticism of the way Vladimir Putin is conducting. The distrust of the black nuclear suitcase: the president fears that the other links in the chain, if he were to “push the button”, could disobey When wars are bad, even if they … Read more