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Russia for the week (20.05-26.05)

This report presents key events that had an important impact on political, economic and social processes within Russia.

According to the results of the past week the following tendencies can be defined in the following theses:

  • The death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is a serious blow to the plans of Russia and the Global South, as Raisi was one of the main actors in the creation of the Anti-Western Axis. Among other things, Putin feels a serious threat to his own security (Russia does not believe in the accidental death of the Iranian president). A great many issues were resolved in direct contact between Putin and Raisi (although Putin and Raisi disagreed on security issues in the Caucasus). It was also important that Tehran and Moscow had a common strategy on Syria, and that Russia informally supported Iran in its actions against Israel.  Now the main thing for Russia is to maintain the same dynamics of relations with Iran’s next president, without allowing the country’s political orientation to change. 
  • Putin’s visit to Belarus is the second meeting of the leaders of Russia and Belarus in May 2024. It is important that a number of high-ranking figures – the ministers of defense and foreign affairs of the Russian Federation, the head of Rosatom, and others – arrived in Minsk with Putin. Many observers have the impression that in addition to the stated goals (monitoring military exercises with simulated use of tactical nuclear weapons), the meeting was also about the possible involvement of Belarus in joint military actions with Russia in the Ukrainian direction. 
  • Putin’s visit to Uzbekistan is very important in terms of Russia’s interests in the region. Uzbekistan is now an important trade and economic partner of Russia, developing joint energy, logistics and environmental programs. At the same time, developing relations with Uzbekistan is a key to controlling processes in Central Asia and an element of additional influence on Kazakhstan. 

This digest looks at the following issues that were most relevant to Russia between May 20th and May 26th:

  1. Vladimir Putin’s telephone conversation with Mohammad Mokhber, Acting Chief Executive of Iran;
  2. Meeting on the development of the fuel and energy complex;
  3. Vladimir Putin meeting with Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the State Duma;
  4. Meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives;
  5. Russian-Bahrain negotiations;
  6. Vladimir Putin’s visit to Minsk;
  7. Vladimir Putin’s visit to Uzbekistan.

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This report presents key events that had an important impact on political, economic and social processes within Russia.

According to the results of the past week the following tendencies can be defined in the following theses:

  • The death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is a serious blow to the plans of Russia and the Global South, as Raisi was one of the main actors in the creation of the Anti-Western Axis. Among other things, Putin feels a serious threat to his own security (Russia does not believe in the accidental death of the Iranian president). A great many issues were resolved in direct contact between Putin and Raisi (although Putin and Raisi disagreed on security issues in the Caucasus). It was also important that Tehran and Moscow had a common strategy on Syria, and that Russia informally supported Iran in its actions against Israel.  Now the main thing for Russia is to maintain the same dynamics of relations with Iran’s next president, without allowing the country’s political orientation to change. 
  • Putin’s visit to Belarus is the second meeting of the leaders of Russia and Belarus in May 2024. It is important that a number of high-ranking figures – the ministers of defense and foreign affairs of the Russian Federation, the head of Rosatom, and others – arrived in Minsk with Putin. Many observers have the impression that in addition to the stated goals (monitoring military exercises with simulated use of tactical nuclear weapons), the meeting was also about the possible involvement of Belarus in joint military actions with Russia in the Ukrainian direction. 
  • Putin’s visit to Uzbekistan is very important in terms of Russia’s interests in the region. Uzbekistan is now an important trade and economic partner of Russia, developing joint energy, logistics and environmental programs. At the same time, developing relations with Uzbekistan is a key to controlling processes in Central Asia and an element of additional influence on Kazakhstan. 

This digest looks at the following issues that were most relevant to Russia between May 20th and May 26th:

  1. Vladimir Putin’s telephone conversation with Mohammad Mokhber, Acting Chief Executive of Iran;
  2. Meeting on the development of the fuel and energy complex;
  3. Vladimir Putin meeting with Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the State Duma;
  4. Meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives;
  5. Russian-Bahrain negotiations;
  6. Vladimir Putin’s visit to Minsk;
  7. Vladimir Putin’s visit to Uzbekistan.

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