Bastrykin’s Lonely End

Bastrykin’s Lonely End

An annual expanded meeting of the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office Board took place on February 15. On February 6, a similar convention took place within the structures of the Investigative Committee. Nevertheless, both events seem to differ in a significant way. Russia’s president took part in the first one where he gave a speech. The second one was attended only by Russia’s deputy prime minister, though.

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The saga of T-14 Armata: an end in sight?

The saga of T-14 Armata: an end in sight?

A famous Russian super tank, which has once become an object of ridicule over the world when it broke down during the parade on Red Square, is closer to serve in the Russian army.

Oil, elections and mercenaries. The massacre in the Deir al-Zor province

Oil, elections and mercenaries. The massacre in the Deir al-Zor province

The massacre of the Russian mercenaries by the American air forces and artillery in the Deir al-Zor province is a sign for Kremlin that the USA will not allow for crossing certain “red lines” in Syria. It is a part of a struggle for a post-war order in the country, not only when it comes to a political division, but also to an access to rich oil and gas resources.

Warsaw Institute delegation in the USA

Warsaw Institute delegation in the USA

Last week the Warsaw Institute delegation was in New York, Washington and Miami. Our representatives talked about the 3 Seas Initiative and energy security of the region of Central and Eastern Europe, including the strategic energy projects of the Polish government.

Russia Monitor Monthly 01/2018

Russia Monitor Monthly 01/2018

All January Russia Monitor articles, which include reviews of the most important events related to Russian security and its foreign policy, available in one file.

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FSB or Cheka 2.0

FSB or Cheka 2.0

The Federal Security Service remains the most important part of the repressive apparatus of the Vladimir Putin regime and the main successor of the Chekist tradition. However, it has recently had to face the National Guard, its most dangerous rival. Competition with this relatively new security institution as well as the internal changes in Lubyanka Square will determine the near future of the FSB.

Donbass Coup D’état – an Analysis

Donbass Coup D’état – an Analysis

A coup d’état took place in Luhansk area of the occupied region of Donbass at the end of November. As a result, Igor Plotnitsky was replaced by Leonid Pasechnik. Such a change constitutes the victory of the FSB and, at the same time, the defeat of Vladislav Surkov along with the allied GRU forces.

Comments on the Legal Opinion on War Reparations

Comments on the Legal Opinion on War Reparations

Comments on the “Legal opinion of the Sejm Bureau of Research of The Chancellery of the Sejm on Poland seeking compensation from Germany in connection with international agreements for damage suffered during World War II” prepared by Robert Jastrzębski, with a summary of the most important theses of the opinion.

Punish Russia: US Congress Hits the Russian Energy Sector

Punish Russia: US Congress Hits the Russian Energy Sector

The Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATS), which was adopted with near unanimous support from both chambers of the US Congress (98-2 in Senate; and 419-3 in the House of Representatives), imposes significant new sanctions upon Russia.

Disinformation as a Threat to Private and State-Owned Businesses

Disinformation as a Threat to Private and State-Owned Businesses

From the spread of the internet to the takeover of the world by smartphones, the technological revolution has redefined the notion of disinformation and propaganda, a tool widely used by Russia and other threat actors. How can coordinated disinformation operations affect society, business, and government?

Russian Information Warfare in the Baltic States — Resources and Aims

Russian Information Warfare in the Baltic States — Resources and Aims

A resurgence of fascism, rampant Russophobia, the ethnic cleansing of local Russian populations, drunk NATO soldiers – this is how Russia portrays and slanders the societies of the Baltic States. The Russian offensive in the information sphere isn’t just a stream of buzzwords, invented by sensationalist journalists and bored political scientists.

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