The war has gradually revealed Putin to be an ’emperor without clothes’. Even his inner circle will soon be forced to admit that. Though Prigozhin’s coup lasted less than 24 hours, it’s likely to have major consequences for Putin’s system of power in the foreseeable future.
Remarkable shifts take place in the Russian elite. More and more feuds between apparatchiks come out into the open. Conflicts among high-profile politicians and the siloviki are a sign of the collapse of the old system. This might be the beginning of a change of Russia’s system of power.by Andrey Pertsev