Syrian War Is Not Over Yet

Syrian War Is Not Over Yet

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 12 December 2017 Syrian War Is Not Over Yet En route to Egypt, Vladimir Putin stopped in Syria where he declared victory against “terrorists” in Syria and announced a troop withdrawal. His statement constitutes a part of the presidential campaign...
Giennadij Ziuganow. Is This His Last Battle?

Giennadij Ziuganow. Is This His Last Battle?

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 December 2017 Giennadij Ziuganow. Is This His Last Battle? This will be the last presidential election in which Putin, Zyuganov and Zhirinovsky may run for office even if the communist leader has many more opponents in the party. At its...
Sistema Still Fights Against Rosneft

Sistema Still Fights Against Rosneft

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 December 2017 Sistema Still Fights Against Rosneft There is no end to the legal battle between the oil giant Rosneft and Sistema, the Russian conglomerate controlled by oligarch Vladimir Yevtushenkov. The former is trying to obtain a...
Vladimir Putin, a Soviet-Style Leader

Vladimir Putin, a Soviet-Style Leader

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 8 December 2017 Vladimir Putin, a Soviet-Style Leader As predicted, Vladimir Putin finally announced that he would run for office next year. And it is obvious that he will win the election. However, there are two questions. First of all, why did...
Ulyukayev’s Trial and Purges in the FSB

Ulyukayev’s Trial and Purges in the FSB

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 8 December 2017 Ulyukayev’s Trial and Purges in the FSB The trial of Alexey Ulyukayev, former economy minister, is coming to an end. It is the same trial that has already severely damaged the political position of Igor Sechin, the key...
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