Unclear maneuvers

Unclear maneuvers

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 26 August 2017 Unclear maneuvers The Zapad 2017 joint military exercise of Russia and Belarus may play a key role in Moscow’s preparations for a possible war with NATO. On one hand, the maneuvers test whether Russians are able to put up...
Moscow enters the Libyan game

Moscow enters the Libyan game

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 21 August 2017 Moscow enters the Libyan game Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar’s recent visit to Moscow has confirmed that Russian participation in the Libyan conflict is still growing. The general met the foreign and defense ministers....
Shoigu and Turks on Syria

Shoigu and Turks on Syria

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 16 August 2017 Shoigu and Turks on Syria The introduction of ceasefire in Idlib Governorate, currently under Turkish control, is entering into its final phase. Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu will visit Turkey and he is expected to finally...
Sechin accused by a defendant

Sechin accused by a defendant

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 16 August 2017 Sechin accused by a defendant Altought it is not him, but his victim, that has been accused, more is being said about Igor Sechin than Alexey Ulyukayev. Former minister, charged of bribery, pointed finger at the Rosneft’s chief and...
More Control before Elections

More Control before Elections

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 14 August 2017 More Control before Elections Presidential campaign in Russia is gaining momentum. Of course, in Russia, all is not about candidates but rather about activities of the whole state apparatus whose aim is to guarantee Putin’s...
Air is Getting Crowded before Zapad

Air is Getting Crowded before Zapad

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 14 August 2017 Air is Getting Crowded before Zapad As the anxiously expected military exercise Zapad 2017, to be held jointly by Russia and Belarus, is getting closer, tension in the Baltic Sea region is mounting. In the first five days of August,...
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