Oil, Iraq and the Kurds

Oil, Iraq and the Kurds

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 31 October 2017 Oil, Iraq and the Kurds Russia signs next oil contracts with Kurdish autonomy in northern Iraq, at the same time maintaining excellent relations with Baghdad. Just after the beginning of Iraqi military operation against the Kurds,...
Volodin In Retreat, Enemies Take the Party

Volodin In Retreat, Enemies Take the Party

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 30 October 2017 Volodin In Retreat, Enemies Take the Party Chairman of the Russia’s State Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, is gradually losing his importance. Such a claim is strongly evidenced by the resignations of the Kremlin, the exchange of...
Putin Threatens with Nuclear Triad

Putin Threatens with Nuclear Triad

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 29 October 2017 Putin Threatens with Nuclear Triad Russia has recently conducted annual exercises of its strategic nuclear forces. The drills took place at night, which was a novelty in comparison to their previous editions. Also the personal...
Rosgvardiya will guard the bridge

Rosgvardiya will guard the bridge

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 27 October 2017 Rosgvardiya will guard the bridge Russian National Guards will form a naval brigade. Viktor Zolotov, the chief commander of Rosgvardiya, has announced that the task of the newly established unit will be to safeguard the bridge...