Russia Monitor Articles
The decision on who was to replace Dmitry Medvedev as Russia’s next prime minister has shown Putin’s aspiration to improve the image of the government while pushing forward his social agenda more smoothly and efficiently.
Lofted sometime before by Vladimir Putin’s closest associates, trial ballons might have brought a positive outcome, as evidenced by the Kremlin’s decision to announce upcoming amendments to the Russian constitution publicly.
The Kremlin has launched his disinformation machine, this time targeting Poland.
Shares of Russia’s oil producer Surgutneftegas have attained an all-time high on Moscow’s stock exchange.
These have marked the biggest transactions made through the trading platform of the Moscow Exchange throughout 2019.
The U.S. Congress has adopted a batch of bills to increase Europe’s diversification of energy sources and reduce dependence on energy imports from Russia.
First of all, joint drills of the Russian, Chinese and Iranian navies are a showcase of force and support Beijing and Moscow have lent to Tehran in its spat with the United States.
The killing of an ethnic Chechen dissident from Georgia in central Berlin could pose a severe threat to German-Russian ties.
Natural gas transit through Ukraine will be maintained. With the help of the European Commission and Germany, Russia’s Gazprom and Ukraine’s Naftogaz signed an agreement to settle their mutual claims.
U.S. President Donald Trump did not hesitate to sign into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, a move that must have worried the Kremlin for two reasons.
Russian President Vladimir Putin held on December 19 his annual news conference. This year the Russian leader yet put on a mask of a peaceful statesman, with little aggression in what he said and a more moderate rhetoric that prevailed.
Russia’s most prominent oil firm has seen a series of personnel shake-up, a move that hints the company’s plans to strengthen its exploration and production divisions. These may also refer to Rosneft’s new gas plans.
Recent statements from Russian military and Kremlin officials corroborate Moscow’s mounting fears over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in Europe.
Russia’s overall population totaled 146.9 million in early 2019, as shown by official data. It is already known that this number will be lower next year.