USA Is Taking a Firm Stance Against Russia

USA Is Taking a Firm Stance Against Russia

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 29 May 2017 USA Is Taking a Firm Stance Against Russia Russia, next to Iran, is one of the countries most strongly dissatisfied with Trump’s first foreign trip. The NATO and G-7 summits as well as the signals coming from Washington promise more...
Moscow’s Eye In the Heart of Abkhazia

Moscow’s Eye In the Heart of Abkhazia

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 29 May 2017 Moscow’s Eye In the Heart of Abkhazia Russia continues its creeping annexation of Georgian territories, even though in 2008 it recognized them as independent states. Despite the protests of Tbilisi government and of Abkhazian...
Estonia Expels Russian Diplomats

Estonia Expels Russian Diplomats

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 27 May 2017 Estonia Expels Russian Diplomats Russian consul general and another consul in the town of Narva must leave Estonia by the end of May. The government in Tallinn give no reasons for declaring the two Russians as personae non gratae. An...
The Hunt for Chubais, Putin Is Getting Weaker

The Hunt for Chubais, Putin Is Getting Weaker

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 26 May 2017 The Hunt for Chubais, Putin Is Getting Weaker There have been unexpected turns of events in the case of RUSNANO’s managers accused of embezzlement. Several key themes of current Russian policy are combined here: the conflict between...
Gazprom Faring Poorly

Gazprom Faring Poorly

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 26 May 2017 Gazprom Faring Poorly Recent performance figures of the gas giant, both the official ones and those computed by market analysts, point to a durable financial slump of the company. Not only has Gazprom failed to attain any real profit...