A Tie in The Hague

A Tie in The Hague

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 30 April 2017 A Tie in The Hague The ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case filed by Ukraine against Russia proves that it will be difficult for Kiev to successfully fight Moscow on the international law arena. The Hague...
A Showcase Sentence for a General

A Showcase Sentence for a General

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 28 April 2017 A Showcase Sentence for a General A former top official of Russian Interior Ministry, Denis Sugrobov, has been sentenced to 22 years in prison. This is the most severe verdict passed in the contemporary history of Russian law...
Medvedev Under Fire

Medvedev Under Fire

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 27 April 2017 Medvedev Under Fire The pressure on Vladimir Putin to dismiss his chief of government is mounting. The poll by Levada Center, released on April 26, shows a growing dissatisfaction of Russians with their prime minister. As much as 45%...
Is Someone Behind Navalny?

Is Someone Behind Navalny?

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 27 April 2017 Is Someone Behind Navalny? On April 25, Alexei Navalny presented more evidence of prime minister’s corruption. This has been yet another blow at Dmitry Medvedev from the well known anti-corruption blogger, currently considered as a...
Moscow Fuels a Conflict in the Balkans

Moscow Fuels a Conflict in the Balkans

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 26 April 2017 Moscow Fuels a Conflict in the Balkans The idea of Greater Albania has for decades been a nightmare for Albania’s neighbors, in particular Serbia, which after all already lost Kosovo (now Kosovo is dominated by the Albanians) after a...