Russia’s GRU: New Chief, Same Goals

Russia’s GRU: New Chief, Same Goals

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 10 December 2018 Russia’s GRU: New Chief, Same Goals Vice Admiral Igor Kostyukov is the first naval officer nominated to head the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. He was appointed the...
Rosneft Afraid of Sanctions

Rosneft Afraid of Sanctions

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 27 November 2018 Rosneft Afraid of Sanctions Russia’s largest oil firm is looking for solutions to minimize the potential impact of new sanctions. Starting from 2019, Rosneft would want its Western clients to accept new terms of cooperation...
More Russian Bases in Central Asia?

More Russian Bases in Central Asia?

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 25 November 2018 More Russian Bases in Central Asia? Russia to a large extent provides military protection to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Both republics border Afghanistan, which makes them potentially vulnerable to Islamist aggression. Yet the...
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