STOLYPIN: The Quiet and the Noisy

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By Mark Galeotti director of consultancy Mayak Intelligence and honorary professor at UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies There seem to be two kinds of Russian political figure: the quiet and the noisy. We tend to focus on the noisy ones for obvious reasons, but it is the quiet ones who tend to matter, and the case of Evgeny Prigozhin illustrates this perfectly. He is, after all, an outspoken figure on social media, unafraid to label Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu a traitor, to denounce the military high command as incompetent bureaucrats, and St Petersburg governor Alexander Beglov…

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