Moscow’s Kurdish Dilemma

Moscow’s Kurdish Dilemma

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 3 October 2017 Moscow’s Kurdish Dilemma Russia’s position towards the independence aspirations of Iraqi Kurds shows the weakness of the Kremlin’s Middle East policy. It is another problem where the Russians try to take double...
Changes in Lubyanka

Changes in Lubyanka

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 29 September 2017 Changes in Lubyanka The trial of Alexei Ulyukaev, the former Russian minister, can be used in internal FSB feud. So far, General Oleg Fieoktistov, previously known as one of key people in Lubyanka, has been taken down by this...
Putin Changes His Governors

Putin Changes His Governors

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 28 September 2017 Putin Changes His Governors Autumn purges in the regions. A few governors have been dismissed over a few days. But that’s not all. More changes should be expected in the near future. What may be surprising is the fact that...
Russian General Killed in Syria

Russian General Killed in Syria

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 25 September 2017 Russian General Killed in Syria Lieutenant-General Valery Asapov was killed in the operation for the liberation of the city of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria. It is a serious blow not only to the Russian military operation in...
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