Russia Monitor Articles
On the occasion of the recent security conference in Munich and Sergey Lavrov’s visit to Germany, a meeting has been held between the head of Russian diplomacy and his German counterpart.
Another opinion poll conducted by the Levada Centre, an independent research centre, has confirmed the decline in Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings.
Moscow is increasing its military presence in Central Asian countries. What it all boils down to is air defence.
Moscow has accused Oslo of discriminating against Russian activity on the Svalbard archipelago.
After the recent meeting of the presidents of Russia and Belarus in Sochi, it has become clear that the existing model of cooperation between the two countries is a closed chapter in their common history.
The FSB, Russia’s military counter-intelligence service, has detained the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, and a court has sentenced him to two months in prison.
A German newspaper reported that the United States seeks to introduce further restrictions against the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany.
Four FSB special forces officers reportedly died on February 1 while performing special tasks in Syria, after having fallen into the hands of militants.
Minsk and Moscow failed to reach a new oil deal after lengthy negotiations over an increase in the tariff on oil transit via the territory of Belarus.
Held in a warm atmosphere, the U.S. top diplomat’s meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has come as a vital signal of Washington’s support for sovereign Belarus.
The second reading of the draft bill on Russia’s constitutional amendments was scheduled to take place as early as February, followed by a nationwide vote in April.
Russian gas giant Gazprom plans to maintain gas exports to European countries at the record-hitting level of previous years, Elena Burmistrova, the head of Gazprom’s exporting arm Gazprom Export, was quoted as saying.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on January 29 said Russia had violated agreements to reduce the fighting in Syria’s Idlib region.
In early February, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will leave for Latin America to visit Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela.