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  • Kremlin closed Minkavaz. Is Russia changing its regional strategy?

    The Russian president Vladimir Putin abolished the Ministry of North Caucasus Affairs established in 2014 to support the regional development. The functions of the ministry will be transferred to the Ministry of Economic Development. The abolition of this ministry might be considered part of the political-institutional reshuffle which Putin started in the Russian Federation. The consequences of this decision might directly affect the region and the Kremlin's financial and political involvement in the North Caucasian dynamics.