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12.10.2017

Our anniversary report of the Politburo 2.0 series is now available


Minchenko Consulting presents the report «Politburo 2.0: Renovation instead of dismantling» in English

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11.04.2013

Will the Popular Front become the ruling party in Russia?


In late March, Rostov-on-Don hosted the first convention of the Russian Popular Front, attended by President Vladimir Putin. The convention renewed public interest in the meaning of the Popular Front and its future prospects – topics that divide expert opinion.

07.03.2013

Valdai Club experts discuss Russian-Venezuelan relations after Chavez


Venezuela announced the death of President Hugo Chavez on March 6, 2013. Valdai Club experts spoke with ValdaiClub.com about the possible implications for Venezuelan-Russian relations.

03.03.2013

Minchenko Consluting presents the report "POLITBURO 2.0 AHEAD OF A REALIGNMENT OF ELITE GROUPS" in English


The official English version of the report is ready for download

17.01.2013

The vote threshold for election blocs will be higher than for the parties


Secretary of United Russia's General Council Sergei Neverov called on Wednesday for reviving election blocs, on certain conditions. The Communist Party /KPRF/ and A Just Russia Party promptly said the proposal was a hoax, because it would enable United Russia to induct into the parliament loyal small parties. Meanwhile, the parties not represented in parliament are ready to consolidate in blocs.

15.01.2013

Russian Lawmakers Aim at Foreign Cars, Films and Schooling in Patriotic Purge


The members of Russia’s lower house of Parliament — which last year passed so many harsh new laws with so little debate that commentators compared it to a “rabid printer” — returned to work last week as the standard-bearers for President Vladimir V. Putin’s brand of patriotism.

30.12.2012

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!


Best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year from Minchenko Consulting!

13.12.2012

Balance of power has not been restored in Russia, clans are still fighting


Valdaiclub.com interview with political analyst Yevgeny Minchenko on the situation within Vladimir Putin’s team, reasons for the recent reshuffle in the federal government and the regions, and the personnel crisis.

22.11.2012

Jailed Pussy Rioters switch legal team. A move away from politics?


The lawyers for the two jailed members of Pussy Riot withdrew on Monday, saying the politicization of the case was impeding their ability to represent their clients.

11.10.2012

Putin’s public actions: A unique style is a competitive advantage


There are spin, media, PR, political and personal explanations for the actions of Vladimir Putin.

09.10.2012

Oligarch's high hopes of being president


Is Mikhail Prokhorov a stooge candidate backed by the Kremlin or a real rival to Vladimir Putin? Shaun Walker joins the 6ft 8in candiate for the campaign launch

09.10.2012

Putin Reaches Out to Middle-Class Protesters, Pledges Freedoms


Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sought to appease middle-class protests against his rule, pledging to diversify the economy and increase civil liberties if elected president in March.

09.10.2012

Putin Redux: Continuity and change


Putin is back, but this is a different Putin and a different country

03.10.2012

Minchenko Consluting presents the report "Big Government and the Politburo 2.0" in English


The official English version of the report is ready for download

13.06.2012

Raids Target Putin’s Critics Before Protest


Officers emerged after a search of the apartment of the Russian blogger Aleksei Navalny in Moscow on Monday.

08.02.2012

Investment Opportunities in Turkmenistan: Political Risks Analysis


The International Institute of Political Expertise in March-April 2011 organized the research of the investment opportunities in Turkmenistan. This study is the first among the research series by the IIPE on investment climate in the post soviet countries.

31.03.2011

War and nuclear fears fuel pipeline race


Events in North Africa and Japan have added fresh impetus to Russia’s South Stream gas pipeline project, as it races for the tape against European and American competitors.

30.03.2011

Medvedev-Putin: Rift? What rift?


A rare public display of disharmony broke out between Russia’s ruling tandem last week after Putin provocatively criticized the Western-led military intervention in Libya.

21.01.2011

The deep-rooted Polish wariness of Russia


The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) has done a good job. This week, it has presented its findings on the causes of a plane crash that killed the Polish president. As is known, the previous reports contained flaws. The Polish side posed questions and lodged claims. As a result, most of the flaws have been removed.

15.12.2010

Lobbying in Russia 2010


Communication Group Minchenko Consulting presentation: "Lobbying in Russia 2010"

28.09.2010

The heavy artillery started up in turn against Luzhkov


The text from Evgeniy Minchenko's blog

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