Same Trick Again

Same Trick Again

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 26 October 2017 Same Trick Again Making comfortable rivals running for president has had a long tradition in Putin’s Russia. This time, a person who is going to stand against Vladimir Putin is Ksenia Sobchak, a socialite and journalist, who...
Real role of the Kaliningrad Fortress

Real role of the Kaliningrad Fortress

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 26 October 2017 Real role of the Kaliningrad Fortress Recently, some Russian military experts have claimed that the Kaliningrad Oblast was very weak as for its usual military capacities. Such a point of view differs from the Western perception of...
Libya: Moscow’s diplomatic offensive

Libya: Moscow’s diplomatic offensive

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 13 October 2017 Libya: Moscow’s diplomatic offensive Russia is modifying its policy towards Libya. It does not put everything on General Khalifa Haftar anymore, but rather tries to take the position of an arbiter. This can be observed not...
Kremlin vs. Foreign Ministry. Conflict or Game?

Kremlin vs. Foreign Ministry. Conflict or Game?

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 10 October 2017 Kremlin vs. Foreign Ministry. Conflict or Game? According to some media, as well as political analysts, the position of Sergei Lavrov is weakening. So far, the head of Russian diplomacy was considered to be one of the major...
Donbass Leaks

Donbass Leaks

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 10 October 2017 Donbass Leaks By 2019, Moscow may cease to subsidise the occupied areas of Donbass, or at least it may change the nature of financial support for so-called separatist people’s republics. Such a news leak on the idea of...
Russian Army: Autumn’s Decline in Form

Russian Army: Autumn’s Decline in Form

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 9 October 2017 Russian Army: Autumn’s Decline in Form It is known that in October and November, the Russian army’s military readiness declines and so does the military potential of the state. Such a situation is related to the rotation...
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