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Kremlinology and Russia’s State Mobilisation

Who's who: Russian military leaders pictured at a meeting of the Russian Defence Ministry Board in December 2022. Image: Mikhail Klimentyev / Alamy

As an antidote to broad-brush speculation, the careful observation of appointments across Russia’s political system can serve as a guide to continuity and change in policymaking and provide hints as to the future direction of Russia’s war effort.

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Dr Andrew Monaghan

Senior Associate Fellow; Founding Director, Russia Research Network

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Dr Richard Connolly

Associate Fellow - Specialist on the Russian economy

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