Turkish Stream or South Stream

Turkish Stream or South Stream

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 20 July 2017 Turkish Stream or South Stream A threat of the new sanctions to be imposed is hanging like the sword of Damocles and it forces Russia to speed up work on the gas pipeline construction to Turkey. However, it is not known whether...
Malorossiya is a Russian Idea

Malorossiya is a Russian Idea

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 19 July 2017 Malorossiya is a Russian Idea Leaders of the self-proclaimed people’s republics in the part of Donbass occupied by Russia do not take any significant action without Moscow’s consent. Most frequently, without Moscow’s express order....
Moscow Insists on the Dacha Issue

Moscow Insists on the Dacha Issue

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 19 July 2017 Moscow Insists on the Dacha Issue Refraining from reacting after the expulsion of more than 30 Russian diplomats from the United States seems to be one of the strongest arguments for how much the Kremlin had hoped for fruitful...
Who Will Combat „The Extremists”?

Who Will Combat „The Extremists”?

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 18 July 2017 Who Will Combat „The Extremists”? It seems that the National Guard, Kremlin’s favorite in Russian security apparatus, will – again – grow in power. There have been rumors that MVD will lose some of its structures, and that the...
Russia Will Stay In Syria for a Long Time

Russia Will Stay In Syria for a Long Time

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 18 July 2017 Russia Will Stay In Syria for a Long Time The Russian Federation makes its military presence in the civil war-torn Syria official, which shows once again that the country wants to build its Middle-East fronton there, regardless of the...
Sentences for Killing Nemtsov

Sentences for Killing Nemtsov

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 17 July 2017 Sentences for Killing Nemtsov It all went according to plan. The executors of Boris Nemtsov’s assassination were found guilty and sentenced to jail. Further links in the conspiracy will remain secret and the investigation will go on...