Truth about Russian Military Budget

Truth about Russian Military Budget

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 May 2018 Truth about Russian Military Budget The latest news from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) about a drastic drop in Russia’s military spending has caused a great stir in the country. However, it seems to be...
Putin’s Surprising Inauguration

Putin’s Surprising Inauguration

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 May 2018 Putin’s Surprising Inauguration The beginning of the Vladimir Putin’s new presidential term may mean a shift in the Kremlin’s policy. Swearing-in was of technical, rather than “tsarist” nature and in his speech, Mr Putin focused on...
Populist Decree or Putin’s Intrigue

Populist Decree or Putin’s Intrigue

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 May 2018 Populist Decree or Putin’s Intrigue Just after his inauguration for another six years, Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Russia’s socio-economic development. In the document, he has determined a long list of extraordinarily ambitious...
Temporary Government: Medvedev and His Deputies

Temporary Government: Medvedev and His Deputies

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 11 May 2018 Temporary Government: Medvedev and His Deputies As expected, the new Russian government will consist of majorly the same people as the old one; prime minister, as well as many ministers and a part of deputy PMs remain the same. But the...
Qatar saves Rosneft from Chinese fiasco

Qatar saves Rosneft from Chinese fiasco

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 8 May 2018 Qatar saves Rosneft from Chinese fiasco State fund of Qatar decided to buy almost 19 percent of Rosneft shares after the failed attempt of selling them to a company from China. Even though Russia will portray this as a success and...
Russia and Pakistan to Strengthen Cooperation

Russia and Pakistan to Strengthen Cooperation

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 7 May 2018 Russia and Pakistan to Strengthen Cooperation In addition to its increased activity in Afghanistan, Moscow keeps improving relations with Pakistan, its Cold War era foe. Worse relations between Islamabad and Washington mean warmer ties...
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