When establishment of the Russian National Guard was decided, references included American models. However, the Russian Guard rather resembles the Stalinist formation used to suppress behind-the-front areas during the last world war.
Vladimir Putin has still not revealed whether he will stand in the presidential elections in March 2018.
Russian economy is experiencing a crisis, incomes of ordinary citizens are falling, there is not enough money for the planned expenses, and reserve funds are diminishing dangerously fast.
A conflict between the government of Moldova and Russia has been growing for months. Expelling as many as five diplomats from the Russian embassy in Chisinau means that the conflict is getting fiercer.
The Anti-corruption Foundation of Alexei Navalny published new discrediting information about the ruling elite, business, and corruptive links between them.
Russia, next to Iran, is one of the countries most strongly dissatisfied with Trump’s first foreign trip. The NATO and G-7 summits as well as the signals coming from Washington promise more problems for Moscow.
Russia continues its creeping annexation of Georgian territories, even though in 2008 it recognized them as independent states.
Russian consul general and another consul in the town of Narva must leave Estonia by the end of May. The government in Tallinn give no reasons for declaring the two Russians as personae non gratae.
There have been unexpected turns of events in the case of RUSNANO’s managers accused of embezzlement.
Recent performance figures of the gas giant, both the official ones and those computed by market analysts, point to a durable financial slump of the company.
The first “shock” units have been established in Russian Airborne Troops (VDV), boasted the command of this military branch, considered as the most elite one in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
Moscow’s attitude to North Korean nuclear crisis is consistent with the strategy of geo-political competition with the US, pursued by Kremlin.
Russian government consistently pursues the line adopted half a year ago and sends to Syria, first of all, soldiers who profess Islam. Troops of Muslims from Caucasus have stationed in Aleppo and Palmyra for months.
Modernisation of the “atomic” part of the air force was to be one of the key elements of the ambitious modernisation plan of the military forces of the Russian Federation initiated a few years ago.
Russian National Guard is getting more and more powerful. This formation, established to protect Putin against all kinds of revolutions and putsches, gains more and more powers and keeps growing in number.
Another country adopts a bill establishing sanctions against Russian officials who abuse human rights.
In State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, a special body will appear keeping guard on “moral climate in society”.
The man frequently referred to as the second one after Putin, continues his aggressive business expansion.
Hackers sponsored by Moscow attack western democracies one by one during elections.
On one hand Moscow argues that Sergey Lavrov’s visit in the White House is a proof of increasing chances for a breakthrough in the recently rather low relations between Russia and the US, but on the other hand…