Moscow’s Kurdish Dilemma

Moscow’s Kurdish Dilemma

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 3 October 2017 Moscow’s Kurdish Dilemma Russia’s position towards the independence aspirations of Iraqi Kurds shows the weakness of the Kremlin’s Middle East policy. It is another problem where the Russians try to take double...
Italians with Gazprom again

Italians with Gazprom again

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 1 September 2017 Italians with Gazprom again Saipem is to take part in the construction of Nord Stream 2. The Italian company has announced that it has been awarded a contract to build the last section of the pipeline connecting Russia and Germany...
Gazprom suffers losses

Gazprom suffers losses

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 10 August 2017 Gazprom suffers losses Information that Gazprom has monopolized the OPAL pipeline as well as the declaration of two German companies that they will participate in the Nord Stream 2 despite the recent US sanctions have overshadowed...
Turkish Stream or South Stream

Turkish Stream or South Stream

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 20 July 2017 Turkish Stream or South Stream A threat of the new sanctions to be imposed is hanging like the sword of Damocles and it forces Russia to speed up work on the gas pipeline construction to Turkey. However, it is not known whether...