Brutal Repressions in Russia

Brutal Repressions in Russia

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 14 June 2017 Brutal Repressions in Russia For the second time in the last 2.5 months Alexei Navalny mobilized tens of thousands of people to take to the streets of Russian towns. Anti-government protests were staged on June 12 in almost 140 towns;...
The National Guard Grows in Power

The National Guard Grows in Power

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 14 June 2017 The National Guard Grows in Power A recent presidential decree lets National Guard commanders take control over regular troops. According to some experts, this in a novelty in Russian security system; according to others, there have...
Russia – NATO. Tension Is in the Air.

Russia – NATO. Tension Is in the Air.

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 12 June 2017 Russia – NATO. Tension Is in the Air. The launch of Saber Strike training exercise in the Baltic region caused increased activity of Russian air forces. On the very day when NATO maneuvers began, Russian fighter jets intercepted US...
Slavic Brotherhood against NATO

Slavic Brotherhood against NATO

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 9 June 2017 Slavic Brotherhood against NATO Belarus, Russia and Serbia are holding joint military exercises of landing troops close to the Polish border. The choice of time, place and participants is not accidental. This is a response to...
Korea, Sanctions and Sechin’s Man

Korea, Sanctions and Sechin’s Man

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 8 June 2017 Korea, Sanctions and Sechin’s Man Three Russian companies are on the US list of entities sanctioned in connection with North Korea’s nuclear program. Two of them are oil companies and they belong to Eduard Khudainatov, ex-president of...
Setting Macedonia on Fire

Setting Macedonia on Fire

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 8 June 2017 Setting Macedonia on Fire In recent years, Russia has noticeably increased its activity in Western Balkans. Moscow attempts to undermine the EU and NATO aspirations of some former Yugoslavian countries. Towards this end, it uses its...