Libya: Moscow’s diplomatic offensive

Libya: Moscow’s diplomatic offensive

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 13 October 2017 Libya: Moscow’s diplomatic offensive Russia is modifying its policy towards Libya. It does not put everything on General Khalifa Haftar anymore, but rather tries to take the position of an arbiter. This can be observed not...
“Soft power” budget cuts

“Soft power” budget cuts

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 12 August 2017 “Soft power” budget cuts At the end of July, Russian and foreign media informed about cuts to state funding for organizations and foundations which promote Russian foreign policy and support the Russian diaspora in the...
Moscow Insists on the Dacha Issue

Moscow Insists on the Dacha Issue

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 19 July 2017 Moscow Insists on the Dacha Issue Refraining from reacting after the expulsion of more than 30 Russian diplomats from the United States seems to be one of the strongest arguments for how much the Kremlin had hoped for fruitful...
Moscow’s Diplomatic Wars

Moscow’s Diplomatic Wars

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 2 June 2017 Moscow’s Diplomatic Wars Russia’s relations with Central and Eastern European, as well as Balkan countries are looking increasingly gloomy. The list of countries Russia is in conflict with continues to grow. Crises on the...
Moldova Expels Russian Diplomats

Moldova Expels Russian Diplomats

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 30 May 2017 Moldova Expels Russian Diplomats 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....