Russian Domestic Politics and Economics

Exploring developments within the Russian Federation.

From North Caucasus radicals to Russian nationalists, corruption to Cossacks, and President Putin to Pussy Riot, Russian domestic politics are rarely boring. Nor is Russia’s economy, which enjoyed more than a decade of sensational growth, only to plummet in recent years due to a trifecta of lower oil prices, sanctions, and a failure to reform when the resources required to do so were plentiful. The CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program keeps a close eye on developments within the Russian Federation, working to shed light on how Russian domestic policy is made, what the Russian people think, and the future trajectory of the Russian economy.