The Cost of Putin’s Social Promises

The Cost of Putin’s Social Promises

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 2 March 2019 The Cost of Putin’s Social Promises Vladimir Putin’s presidential address to Russia’s Federal Assembly paved his way to make social promises intended to improve the standard of living in the country. This came as a...
Less roubles for the army, in fact means more

Less roubles for the army, in fact means more

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 27 October 2017 Less roubles for the army, in fact means more Reducing the share of GDP in Russia’s defence spending by 2020 does not mean that budget spending on the military will actually decrease. The budget can be amended during the...
Donbass Leaks

Donbass Leaks

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 10 October 2017 Donbass Leaks By 2019, Moscow may cease to subsidise the occupied areas of Donbass, or at least it may change the nature of financial support for so-called separatist people’s republics. Such a news leak on the idea of...
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