SpecialEurasia’s Visit to Moscow: Exploring Russia’s Political Landscape Amidst Presidential Elections

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The St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia (Credits: SpecialEurasia)

In the heart of Russia’s political fervour, SpecialEurasia embarks on an official visit to Moscow, the epicentre of the Russian Federation. With the pivotal juncture we are currently facing, characterised by the imminent presidential elections, our team is actively involved in a multitude of endeavours that center on comprehending the intricate dynamics of Russia’s domestic and global affairs.

Scheduled for March 15th-17th, 2024, the upcoming presidential elections hold dominant significance, determining the trajectory of Russia’s leadership until 2030. Ruled by the Constitution of the Russian Federation and federal electoral laws, the electoral process encompasses both polling station and remote voting.

Noteworthy contenders alongside the incumbent President Vladimir Putin include Leonid Slutsky, Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party, Vladislav Davankov representing the New People party, and Nikolai Kharitonov from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.

Exploring International Dynamics:
Focus on Post-Soviet Space, Middle East, and Africa

Beyond the domestic realm, our agenda delves into Russia’s foreign policy landscape, notably addressing the ramifications of the Ukraine conflict on Moscow’s relations with Brussels and Washington.

Our programme focuses on the Russian Federation’s strategic manoeuvres within the post-Soviet space, with special attention given to Central Asia and the Caucasus, as Moscow views these regions as crucial for geopolitical leverage and security considerations because part of the Russian blizhnee zarubezhe (near abroad) and lebensraum (vital space).

Moreover, our inquiry extends to the Middle East and Africa, with a keen eye on decoding Russia’s strategic imperatives in these regions.

Looking at the words of the Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation, Sergei Evgenievich Naryshkin, expressed in his article for the Journal “Razvedchik” published in December 2023, Africa can become a potential battleground between the West and Russia, reflecting the developing dynamics of the multipolar world.

Drawing from our research and editorial project Kavkaz Files 2975-0474, our team takes a thorough analysis into Russia’s strategic interests in the North Caucasus. This region, characterised by its burgeoning role in Kremlin’s domestic politics and foreign strategy, emerges as a focal point of our analysis. Our prior investigations have shed light on the intricacies of this complex terrain, providing valuable insights into Russia’s regional aspirations and power dynamics.

Read also | Russia’s Presidential Elections 2024: Candidates and Political Overview

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The Red Square in Moscow a few days before the presidential elections in Russia (Credits: SpecialEurasia)

Synthesising Insights and Enhancing Understanding

As we navigate through a myriad of meetings with local political stakeholders, Russian analysts specialising in diverse domains, and international experts, our aim is crystal clear: to garner nuanced insights into Russia’s multifaceted landscape.

By synthesising diverse perspectives and delving into the nuances of Russia’s political tapestry, we aim to enrich our understanding of this dynamic geopolitical actor.

In conclusion, our foray into Moscow amidst the backdrop of presidential elections underscores our commitment to informed engagement and strategic foresight.

By delving into the complexities of Russia’s internal political landscape and its actions on the international stage, we arm ourselves with the understanding to successfully navigate the ever-changing dynamics of global geopolitics.

As we embark on this exciting journey of exploration and analysis, our commitment to fostering meaningful dialogue, promoting understanding, and encouraging collaboration remains unwavering. This dedication stems from our shared goal of achieving prosperity and stability on the global platform.

For those with an interest in acquiring comprehensive insights into the socio-political system of Russia, we encourage you to reach out to SpecialEurasia by emailing info@specialeurasia.com. We are ready to assist you in evaluating the possibility of acquiring a carefully crafted and customised report to meet your intelligence requirements.

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