Purges in Luhansk

Purges in Luhansk

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 3 January 2018 Purges in Luhansk Once Igor Plotnitsky was removed from power after the November coup, many important people have been sacked in the purges. Those who had any connections with the overthrown leader are now being removed from their...
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...
FSB Head’s Ominous Theories

FSB Head’s Ominous Theories

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 21 December 2017 FSB Head’s Ominous Theories On the occasion of the centenary of the founding of Lenin’s secret police, the Cheka, the director of Russia’s FSB security service, its most direct heir, Alexander Bortnikov gave an interview to...
Ulyukayev’s Trial and Purges in the FSB

Ulyukayev’s Trial and Purges in the FSB

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 8 December 2017 Ulyukayev’s Trial and Purges in the FSB The trial of Alexey Ulyukayev, former economy minister, is coming to an end. It is the same trial that has already severely damaged the political position of Igor Sechin, the key...
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