RFE/RL is co-hosting a panel of experts that will look at the sociopolitical and economic implications for Central Asian power Uzbekistan of the recent death of the country’s longtime ruler, Islam Karimov.

October 14, 2016

Consolidation and control: Power shifts in Putin’s Kremlin

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In recent months, there have been significant shifts in the Kremlin’s usually static leadership structure. Many of Vladimir Putin’s long-time allies have been removed from power and replaced with younger deputies. At the same time, there has been substantial consolidation in the Russian security agencies.