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...
How does Russia escape sanctions?

How does Russia escape sanctions?

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 30 November 2017 How does Russia escape sanctions? A new draft bill that will limit the negative effects of the implementation of the new US law on sanctions against Russia has been introduced in the Duma. The Russian government has already...
Putin and Kadyrov. Together in life and death

Putin and Kadyrov. Together in life and death

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 29 November 2017 Putin and Kadyrov. Together in life and death Ramzan Kadyrov’s most recent declaration about his dream of leaving the office of the Chechen President has caused a political firestorm in Russia and abroad. This was just a...
Russia’s Regions Rise Up

Russia’s Regions Rise Up

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 29 November 2017 Russia’s Regions Rise Up Theoretically, Russia is a federal country. After taking over the government, Vladimir Putin has repressed the aspirations of republics for their greater autonomy and took over the actual control over the...
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