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...
Catalonia referendum: What does Russia want?

Catalonia referendum: What does Russia want?

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 5 October 2017 Catalonia referendum: What does Russia want? The fact that Spanish media has mentioned the Russian participation in the escalation of attitudes before the Catalonia referendum seems to reflect the Western tendency to exaggerate...
Shoygu’s Troubles

Shoygu’s Troubles

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 4 October 2017 Shoygu’s Troubles Severe losses in Syria, some errors committed during the Zapad-2017 military drills, and, most of all, the loud corruption scandals in the army: Minister of Defense, Sergey Shoygu, has recently had a horrible...
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...
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