Who’s Afraid of Zapad 2017

Who’s Afraid of Zapad 2017

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 29 August 2017 Who’s Afraid of Zapad 2017 It is not Poland, neither the Baltic states nor Belarus. However, the Zapad 2017 military exercise can be a threat to Ukraine. Russian battalions’ presence in Belarus may mean that the North Front...
Sechin’s apogee

Sechin’s apogee

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 29 August 2017 Sechin’s apogee Russia’s Igor Sechin has been recently been at the top and thus he may become the target of numerous enemies he had made. Among them, there are liberals in the Medvedev’s government, oligarchs such...
Moscow afraid of American LNG

Moscow afraid of American LNG

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 28 August 2017 Moscow afraid of American LNG Over many years, Russians have officially ignored increasing extraction of gas and oil from shale. Now it is possible that huge amounts of American liquefied shale gas will be exported to the markets...
Unclear maneuvers

Unclear maneuvers

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 26 August 2017 Unclear maneuvers The Zapad 2017 joint military exercise of Russia and Belarus may play a key role in Moscow’s preparations for a possible war with NATO. On one hand, the maneuvers test whether Russians are able to put up...