Gazprom’s “Black Thursday”

Gazprom’s “Black Thursday”

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 16 September 2018 Gazprom’s “Black Thursday” The Russian energy company has suffered two defeats in two courts in just one day. First, the EU General Court ruled that the sanctions on Gazprom, Rosneft and several Russian banks were...
Purge in Donetsk

Purge in Donetsk

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 15 September 2018 Purge in Donetsk After the official takeover of the government by Denis Pushilin in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, steps have been taken to eliminate “Zakharchenko’s group”. Some of his people have already managed...
Putin surprises Japan: a trick in Vladivostok

Putin surprises Japan: a trick in Vladivostok

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 13 September 2018 Putin surprises Japan: a trick in Vladivostok On September 12, the Russian president announced that he would like to make a peace treaty with Japan by the end of this year without any preconditions. The surprising proposal was...
Russia’s Oil Maneuver Costly for Lukashenko?

Russia’s Oil Maneuver Costly for Lukashenko?

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 9 September 2018 Russia’s Oil Maneuver Costly for Lukashenko? Moscow has recently threatened Minsk with limiting Russian oil supplies while the Belarusian authorities are able to buy raw material on preferential terms, process it in their...
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