Russia Covers MH17 Tracks

Russia Covers MH17 Tracks

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 17 July 2017 Russia Covers MH17 Tracks Three years after the Malaysian Boeing airliner flying over Donbass was shot down, new facts seem to come out which may confirm Russia’s responsibility for the disaster. Moscow has tried to cover up...
Problems with the Russian plan for Syria

Problems with the Russian plan for Syria

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 15 July 2017 Problems with the Russian plan for Syria The plan for the creation of four so-called “de-escalation zones” in Syria, elaborated on by Moscow, is facing more and more obstacles. There is a progress related to the south zone,...
Scandal in Moscow’s FSB

Scandal in Moscow’s FSB

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 July 2017 Scandal in Moscow’s FSB Information on the detention of FSB officers suspected of corruption has recently leaked to the media, which may confirm the escalation of some inter-group conflicts within the Russian security apparatus....
One Bulava does not make a summer

One Bulava does not make a summer

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 5 July 2017 One Bulava does not make a summer A successful test of the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile, the first such test since last fall, does not mean the end of problems with weapons of this kind. And it is the Bulava that is to be...
Russia wants more troops in Syria

Russia wants more troops in Syria

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 4 July 2017 Russia wants more troops in Syria During the next round of Syria talks in Astana, the Russian delegation has agreed to send more battalions of a military police to Syria. Its aim is to protect one of the “de-escalation”...