Black Clouds over Bastrykin

Black Clouds over Bastrykin

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 3 January 2018 Black Clouds over Bastrykin In the last days of December, officers of the Investigative Directorate of the FSB detained another important person in the case against Zakhar Kalashov aka Shakro Molodoy. As a result, a former colonel...
Shoygu’s Troubles

Shoygu’s Troubles

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 4 October 2017 Shoygu’s Troubles Severe losses in Syria, some errors committed during the Zapad-2017 military drills, and, most of all, the loud corruption scandals in the army: Minister of Defense, Sergey Shoygu, has recently had a horrible...
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