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
Dr Richard Connolly
Associate Fellow - Specialist on the Russian economy