Weekly Geopolitical Report – It’s Tsar, Not Comrade (March 27, 2017)

by Bill O’Grady

February 12th was the 100-year anniversary of the Russian Revolution.  Surprisingly, the Kremlin has taken a very low-key stance on the centenary.  We believe the government’s decision to downplay this historical event offers an insight into Russian President Putin’s thinking.

In this report, we will present a history of the Russian Revolution, showing how civil order deteriorated in the years after 1917.  We will offer observations of how the Kremlin’s treatment of the revolution reflects Putin’s worldview.  As always, we will conclude with potential market effects.

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