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”...
Assets owned by “Putinocrats”? It’s a secret.

Assets owned by “Putinocrats”? It’s a secret.

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 4 July 2017 Assets owned by “Putinocrats”? It’s a secret. Duma has passed, and President has promptly signed a new law that allows for classifying any information about the assets owned not only by top Russian officials and their families, but...
Demolition worth billions of dollars

Demolition worth billions of dollars

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 2 July 2017 Demolition worth billions of dollars Vladimir Putin has recently signed the law on the basis of which Moscow’s Soviet-era housing is set to be torn down starting in September. Since the very beginning, this idea has caused some...
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