The truth about Russian defence spending

The truth about Russian defence spending

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 May 2018 The truth about Russian defence spending The latest news from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) about a drastic decrease in defence spending in Russia has caused a great stir. However, it seems to be...
Surprising Putin’s inauguration

Surprising Putin’s inauguration

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 May 2018 Surprising Putin’s inauguration The beginning of the Vladimir Putin’s new presidential term may mean a shift in the Kremlin’s policy. Swearing-in was of technical, rather than “tsarist” nature and in his speech Putin focused on...
Decree on reforms, Putin’s intrigue

Decree on reforms, Putin’s intrigue

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 May 2018 Decree on reforms, Putin’s intrigue Vladimir Putin, on the day of his swearing-in for his forth presidential term, issued a decree on Russia’s social-economic development. In this decree, he determined a long list of extraordinarily...
Temporary government: Medvedev and his deputies

Temporary government: Medvedev and his deputies

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 May 2018 Temporary government: Medvedev and his deputies As expected, the new Russian government will consist of majorly the same people as the old one. The same PM, as well as many minsters and part of deputy PMs. But the positions of PM’s...
Qatar saves Rosneft from Chinese fiasco

Qatar saves Rosneft from Chinese fiasco

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 8 May 2018 Qatar saves Rosneft from Chinese fiasco State fund of Qatar decided to buy almost 19 percent of Rosneft shares after the failed attempt of selling them to a company from China. Even though Russia will portray this as a success and...
Russia and Pakistan to Strengthen Cooperation

Russia and Pakistan to Strengthen Cooperation

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 7 May 2018 Russia and Pakistan to Strengthen Cooperation In addition to its increased activity in Afghanistan, Moscow keeps improving relations with Pakistan, its Cold War era foe. Worse relations between Islamabad and Washington mean warmer ties...
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