Putin forever? The operation has started

Putin forever? The operation has started

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 23 April 2018 Putin forever? The operation has started According to the current constitution Vladimir Putin is to leave the Kremlin in 2024. If he wants to govern after that time, as everything suggests, he will have to change the law. Either by...
Post-electoral price shock

Post-electoral price shock

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 23 April 2018 Post-electoral price shock Russians are paying more for petrol from day to day. Fast increase in prices has started almost the day after the presidential elections. The record was set in March – last such a high fuel price was in...
Syrian Civil War. Who is afraid of mercenaries

Syrian Civil War. Who is afraid of mercenaries

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 19 April 2018 Syrian Civil War. Who is afraid of mercenaries Messages pointing to the presence of Russian mercenaries in Syria are still coming. After the massacre in Euphrates Valley in early February, Moscow did not change its policy and is...
Medvedev Pacified

Medvedev Pacified

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 14 April 2018 Medvedev Pacified A current PM would probably remain in function but his political influences would be much smaller. If earlier any political camp focused around Dmitry Medvedev existed, now it is a thing of the past. In last days,...
Gazprom not relishing the Novatek’s LNG

Gazprom not relishing the Novatek’s LNG

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 14 April 2018 Gazprom not relishing the Novatek’s LNG A next stage of the Russian liquefied gas sector development has begun. With the beginning of April, an export terminal of Yamal LNG started fulfilling long-term contracts – mainly with...
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