Donbass: Controlled Escalation

Donbass: Controlled Escalation

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 21 December 2017 Donbass: Controlled Escalation Moscow’s decision to withdraw from a Ukrainian-Russian ceasefire control group, along with the intensified attack on Ukrainian positions conducted by the Russians supported by pro-Russian rebels,...
Syrian War Is Not Over Yet

Syrian War Is Not Over Yet

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 12 December 2017 Syrian War Is Not Over Yet En route to Egypt, Vladimir Putin stopped in Syria where he declared victory against “terrorists” in Syria and announced a troop withdrawal. His statement constitutes a part of the presidential campaign...
Giennadij Ziuganow. Is This His Last Battle?

Giennadij Ziuganow. Is This His Last Battle?

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 December 2017 Giennadij Ziuganow. Is This His Last Battle? This will be the last presidential election in which Putin, Zyuganov and Zhirinovsky may run for office even if the communist leader has many more opponents in the party. At its...
Sistema Still Fights Against Rosneft

Sistema Still Fights Against Rosneft

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 December 2017 Sistema Still Fights Against Rosneft There is no end to the legal battle between the oil giant Rosneft and Sistema, the Russian conglomerate controlled by oligarch Vladimir Yevtushenkov. The former is trying to obtain a...
Vladimir Putin, a Soviet-Style Leader

Vladimir Putin, a Soviet-Style Leader

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 8 December 2017 Vladimir Putin, a Soviet-Style Leader As predicted, Vladimir Putin finally announced that he would run for office next year. And it is obvious that he will win the election. However, there are two questions. First of all, why did...
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