Oil War between Kadyrov and Sechin

Oil War between Kadyrov and Sechin

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 15 April 2017 Oil War between Kadyrov and Sechin The news about a conflict between Igor Sechin and Ramazan Kadyrov, published by The Financial Times, produced nervous reactions in Russia. Both heroes of the article promptly responded with denials,...
A GRU Spy in Estonia

A GRU Spy in Estonia

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 14 April 2017 A GRU Spy in Estonia Estonian counterintelligence, namely the Security Police (Kaitsepolitsei, KaPo), has arrested a Russian national who, according to the Estonians, is an employee of Main Intelligence Agency of the General Staff of...
Native Terrorists

Native Terrorists

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 13 April 2017 Native Terrorists After the attack in St. Petersburg subway, launched by a Kyrgyz-born man, the director of Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov admitted that major terrorist threat in Russia is posed by migrants coming...
Moldavian Scores, a Russian Link

Moldavian Scores, a Russian Link

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 12 April 2017 Moldavian Scores, a Russian Link On April 7, seventeen people were detained at the same time in Chisinau and Kiev. Moldavian and Ukrainian authorities claim that they had planned to assassinate Vladimir Plahotniuc, a Moldovan...
The Annexation on Caucasus Is Getting Closer

The Annexation on Caucasus Is Getting Closer

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 April 2017 The Annexation on Caucasus Is Getting Closer On April 9, “presidential” elections took place in the separatist Republic of South Ossetia. The elections were held together with a referendum on changing the name of this quasi-state,...