When looking at the composition of a new cabinet presented by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to President Vladimir Putin, special attention is drawn to two new faces among ministers. Both politicians are associated with special services, for both the promotion to the cabinet is yet another important step in the development of their political careers.read more
Igor Sechin’s reassurances about the tightening cooperation between Rosneft and China are becoming less and less real. Not only did the sale of Russian company’s shares to the Chinese fail, but also Beijing fiercely criticised Rosneft’s operations in another country
The composition of the new government and situation on the world oil market suggest that the present course of Russia’s policy in this economic sector will be maintained.
The crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 airliner near the Russian city of Smolensk on April 10, 2010 stands as the most momentous air disaster in modern times.
On April 25-27, 2018, NATO Advanced Workshop: Challenges in strategic communication and fighting propaganda on Eastern Europe was organized in Chișinău.
All April Russia Monitor articles, which include reviews of the most important events related to Russian security and its foreign policy, available in one file.
Warsaw Institute, alongside with SNSPA Bucharest, hosted more than 60 speakers and guests in the first Polish-Romanian Roundtable Talks, held in the Romanian Senate on April 24, 2018 .
All March Russia Monitor articles, which include reviews of the most important events related to Russian security and its foreign policy, available in one file.
A year ago, only a few people knew about the Baltic Pipe project, a pipeline that is supposed to constitute the gas connection between Poland and gas fields on the Norwegian continental shelf. In addition, the gas interconnector project was then in its concept phase.
The sanctions imposed on April 6 by the United States on Russian citizens and entities proved to be a much stronger shock to the Russian economy than any other previous restrictions, starting from 2014.
The 2018 Russian presidential elections were in fact a referendum on the political course launched by Vladimir Putin in 2014. It should not come as a surprise that the event had been scheduled for 18 March, which symbolically marked the fourth anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea.
The partition of the Polish state in 1795 by the three powers neighboring Poland: Russia, Prussia and Austria, was a tragic turning point in Polish history. The Polish nation never reconciled itself to the loss of its statehood. Throughout the entire 19th century, the Polish Nation tried fighting to recover their lost independence.
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In modern times, protecting cultural heritage has been a central component of almost any government’s policy. Heritage, which comprises the material evidence of a common past and shared experience, supports the building of a sense of community as well as self-confidence within society which is directly linked with strong social capital.
Just a few years ago, knowledge of the Via Carpathia (a north-south, trans-European road route) was minimal, if not an entirely foreign concept in Brussels.
Poland was the first country to firmly resist the brutal expansion of the totalitarian powers that were utterly indifferent to the rights of weaker countries. Poland’s armed resistance to German aggression on September 1, 1939, was a turning point in world politics towards the Third Reich.
Western intelligence services have been paying special attention to increasing Russian espionage activity in recent years, which has reached Cold War levels. NATO’s eastern flank is particularly vulnerable to Moscow’s efforts.