The term “Kremlinology,” coined during the Soviet era, has been permanently reinstated in our daily vocabularies. Since it is practically impossible to calculate the Kremlin’s next moves based on its public statements or the “rules of the game,” interpreting the noise coming from the “bulldog fight under the rug” has once more become an in-demand service. However, many of these interpreters have promulgated a misperception regarding the categorization of Putin’s men that obscures the real internal dynamics of the Kremlin. This misreading must be corrected.
Anton Barbashin, Vladislav Inozemtsev: Understanding Putin’s men
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