Sources of Influence in Security Circles in Russia
There are dozens of elite members and influential people in Russia. They are not necessarily the richest and most senior Russians or Putin's closest friends, though many are. They are the individuals that can actually impact policy and shift the country's power structure and direction. Many of these influential individuals align with or form camps or clans, and each influences a different area, whether it be politics, finance, energy, social policies or security. The last is the most powerful portfolio, since it bleeds into all the others. This interactive graphic shows the elite members who can influence Russian security in some way as well as their alignments.
Click on the red circles (both large and small) for information on the makeup of various "Camps" of Russian security influencers.
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