Caspian Flotilla Sails South

Caspian Flotilla Sails South

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 May 2018 Caspian Flotilla Sails South Russia’s Defence Ministry has decided to relocate the main base of the Caspian Flotilla from the city of Astrakhan at the northern end of the sea to the city of Kaspiysk in Dagestan located about 400...
Truth about Russian Military Budget

Truth about Russian Military Budget

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 May 2018 Truth about Russian Military Budget The latest news from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) about a drastic drop in Russia’s military spending has caused a great stir in the country. However, it seems to be...
Putin’s Surprising Inauguration

Putin’s Surprising Inauguration

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 May 2018 Putin’s Surprising 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, Mr Putin focused on...
Populist Decree or Putin’s Intrigue

Populist Decree or Putin’s Intrigue

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 May 2018 Populist Decree or Putin’s Intrigue Just after his inauguration for another six years, Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Russia’s socio-economic development. In the document, he has determined a long list of extraordinarily ambitious...
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...
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