Russian Analytical Digest (RAD)
The Russian Analytical Digest (RAD) analyzes recent events, trends and developments within contemporary Russian politics, economics and business, foreign policy, security and society.
Russian Analytical Digest (RAD)
Each issue of the Russian Analytical Digest contains original academic and policy-relevant research articles by authors from across the globe, along with topical statistical data, graphics, and opinion polls.

The series is produced by a partner network that includes the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich; the Research Centre for East European Studies (FSO) at the University of Bremen; the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University; the Center for Eastern European Studies (CEES) at the University of Zurich; and the German Association for East European Studies (DGO).
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The topic of this issue is Russian Environmentalism During the War. Maria Tysiachniouk analyzes the changing dynamics of the environmental NGO community in Russia, reflecting on the complex interplay between state control, international collaboration, and grassroots activism; Maria Chiara Franceschelli explores the complex interplay between environmentalism, center-​periphery relations, and ethnonationalism in Russia during both peacetime and wartime; and Angelina Davydova focuses primarily on Russia's climate policy rather than on climate activism, arguing that the climate agenda in Russia is undergoing significant changes and facing challenges due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.
This issue examines Azerbaijan’s and Uzbekistan’s evolving relationship with Russia amidst significant geopolitical changes: Rail Safiyev explores Azerbaijan’s strategic maneuvering in the wake of its military success in Karabakh, highlighting its balancing act between ties with the West and maintaining good relations with Russia against the backdrop of the Russian-​Ukrainian war. Firdavs Kobilov shifts the focus to Uzbekistan, analyzing the impact of the leadership transition following the death of Islam Karimov and the election of Shavkat Mirziyoyev as president, as well as the impact of Russia’s war against Ukraine on Uzbek-​Russian relations.
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