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Ekaterina Grobman

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Ekaterina Grobman is a reporter for Kommersant daily, one of the most respected political newspapers in Russia. She is a graduate of the Kommersant Academy of Journalism.

21.03.2017

How Russia is preparing for the 2018 presidential elections

How Russia is preparing for the 2018 presidential elections

The Kremlin is hesitant about allowing Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to run for presidency. However, he might be seen as both a tool of attracting voters to the polling stations and a troublemaker

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28.12.2016

Movers and shakers in Russian politics in 2016

Movers and shakers in Russian politics in 2016

Throughout the year, there were a number of high-profile moves within the Russian political elite. Here are the highlights (and lowlights) of 2016

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26.12.2016

Will Navalny be the candidate the Russian opposition is looking for?

Will Navalny be the candidate the Russian opposition is looking for?

The Russian presidential campaign unofficially launched with Alexei Navalny’s announcement that he’s running for the presidency in 2018. But a lot has to happen between now and then for that to become a reality

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07.12.2016

Khodorkovsky continues to bide his time abroad

Khodorkovsky continues to bide his time abroad

Despite his still substantial wealth and political image abroad, former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky remains a controversial figure at home

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21.11.2016

Khodorkovsky drums up support in Europe for an alternative to Putin

Khodorkovsky drums up support in Europe for an alternative to Putin

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, an oligarch and an opposition activist, continues to look for support within Europe for his Open Russia movement, which an alternative to the regime of Vladimir Putin

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15.11.2016

Russia's top economic minister faces criminal charges for bribe solicitation

Russia's top economic minister faces criminal charges for bribe solicitation

Russia’s high-profile Economic Development Minister, Alexei Ulyukaev, has been arrested on corruption charges. Who or what is behind this new anti-corruption probe?

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08.11.2016

The new man at the head of Russian domestic policy

The new man at the head of Russian domestic policy

According to experts, the recent appointment of Sergei Kiriyenko as first deputy chief of chief of the Presidential Administration fits well into Putin’s strategy for the country before and after the presidential elections in 2018

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27.09.2016

Russia's domestic policy architect is now managing the Duma

Russia's domestic policy architect is now managing the Duma

Vyacheslav Volodin, now that he has won Kremlin support to become the next speaker of the State Duma, has emerged as a potential Putin successor in 2018

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20.09.2016

A fresh start for a new version of the KGB

A fresh start for a new version of the KGB

The centralization of the nation’s security forces within a new Ministry of State Security is either a pragmatic management move – or a precursor to the return of the all-powerful KGB of the Soviet era

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16.09.2016

What to expect from the 2016 Russian parliamentary elections

What to expect from the 2016 Russian parliamentary elections

While members of the Russian liberal opposition will participate in this weekend’s Duma elections, there is very little chance that their parties will receive enough votes to gain any seats in the new parliament

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02.09.2016

Russia awaits first move of new education minister

Russia awaits first move of new education minister

The appointment of Olga Vasilyeva as head of Russia’s Ministry of Education worries many advocates of education reform, but it’s too early to determine the direction her policies will take

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17.08.2016

Did a Ukrainian sabotage operation in Crimea really happen?

Did a Ukrainian sabotage operation in Crimea really happen?

As Russia and Ukraine continue to exchange barbs over an alleged terrorist incident in Crimea, the international community braces itself for a new flare-up in tensions between Moscow and Kiev

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10.08.2016

Is the ban of Russia's Paralympic team fair?

Is the ban of Russia's Paralympic team fair?

Now that the Russian Paralympic team has been banned from participating in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, it remains to be seen if Moscow will be able to defend the interests of its athletes in the international court system

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05.08.2016

Inside the power struggle within the Russian elite

Inside the power struggle within the Russian elite

Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to appoint the “siloviki” — officials from the law enforcement, security, and military structures — to positions of influence within the country, and that’s leading to a power struggle at the very top

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