Governors’ Reshuffle – a Logical Step on the Road to the Political System Stability

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The announced mass reshuffle of the heads of the Russian regions has become a debated political issue. The first example of this reshuffle is the governor of the Perm region Viktor Basargin, who was replaced by 38-years old Maxim Reshetnikov, who until recently had served as the head of the Department of Economic Policy and Development of Moscow, with the wording “interim”.

Foreign Press Review (30.01-05.02)

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The Ukrainian conflict escalated dramatically last week. The media almost immediately called this outburst of violence in Eastern Ukraine “a test for Donald Trump”, but mostly tried to persuade readers that the test was prepared by Russian President Vladimir Putin, rather than by the Ukrainian authorities.