Category: What Lies Beneath Russia

What Lies Beneath: Russian Government Reshuffle

Shortly after his fifth inauguration, President Putin proposed that Prime Minister Mishustin should stay in his job. He kept most of the economic team in place, suggesting he is broadly happy with how the management of the country is going.

What Lies Beneath – Drone Raids on Moscow

On the morning of May 30th either 8 or 25 drones were shot down in or near Moscow, depending on the source. There were no casualties, and the only damage was one house which was hit by a drone.

What Lies Beneath – President Xi in Moscow

This was Xi Jinping’s first overseas trip since he was appointed for a precedent-setting third term as president. It was not just a trip to show support for President Putin and for Russia – the Chinese President has his own agenda and such an early trip to Moscow suits that.

What Lies Beneath – Mobilization 2.0 Speculation

We do not usually comment on rumors circulating in Russia. Most are no more than routine speculation observed daily and are quickly proven to be untrue, either because of formal government denial or the passage of time.

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