The full-scale reinvasion of Ukraine, ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24, came as a shock for many groups within the Russian elite. They are still assessing the consequences of that autocratic decision and adapting to the fast-deteriorating political and economic environment. Meanwhile, Putin persists with rigidly confronting the West and apparently expects…...
Russian elites demonstrate loyalty to Putin, but are preparing for unruly succession
By Pavel K. Baev / Eurasia Daily Monitor6 Mins Read