Russia
Top security players tread on foreign minister's toes amid power struggle

Head of the Russian National Security Council Nikolai Patrushev and Russian foreign minister Serguei Lavrov.
Head of the Russian National Security Council Nikolai Patrushev and Russian foreign minister Serguei Lavrov. © EPA-EFE/Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry/MaxPPP
In his efforts to strengthen Moscow's ties with so-called non-aligned states, Sergey Lavrov faces competition from spy chief Nikolai Patrushev and military industrialist Sergey Chemezov, who are both leading their own diplomatic initiatives. [...]
Published on 21.03.2023 at 04:00 GMT Reading time 3 minutes

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