Putin’s Stalinist Guard

Putin’s Stalinist Guard

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 31 May 2017 Putin’s Stalinist Guard When establishment of the Russian National Guard was decided, references included American models. However, the Russian Guard rather resembles the Stalinist formation used to suppress behind-the-front areas...
The Succession Mystery

The Succession Mystery

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 31 May 2017 The Succession Mystery Vladimir Putin has still not revealed whether he will stand in the presidential elections in March 2018. His silence gives rise to a growing number of rumours about the president’s health and speculations that he...
Creative Accounting of Energy Champions

Creative Accounting of Energy Champions

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 30 May 2017 Creative Accounting of Energy Champions Russian economy is experiencing a crisis, incomes of ordinary citizens are falling, there is not enough money for the planned expenses, and reserve funds are diminishing dangerously fast. In some...
Moldova Expels Russian Diplomats

Moldova Expels Russian Diplomats

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 30 May 2017 Moldova Expels Russian Diplomats A conflict between the government of Moldova and Russia has been growing for months. Expelling as many as five diplomats from the Russian embassy in Chisinau means that the conflict is getting fiercer....
Navalny Reveals Corruption (once again)

Navalny Reveals Corruption (once again)

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 29 May 2017 Navalny Reveals Corruption (once again) The Anti-corruption Foundation of Alexei Navalny published new discrediting information about the ruling elite, business, and corruptive links between them. This time it is about companies owned...