Sechin’s apogee

Sechin’s apogee

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 29 August 2017 Sechin’s apogee Russia’s Igor Sechin has been recently been at the top and thus he may become the target of numerous enemies he had made. Among them, there are liberals in the Medvedev’s government, oligarchs such...
Moscow afraid of American LNG

Moscow afraid of American LNG

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 28 August 2017 Moscow afraid of American LNG Over many years, Russians have officially ignored increasing extraction of gas and oil from shale. Now it is possible that huge amounts of American liquefied shale gas will be exported to the markets...
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...