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...
Oil, Iraq and the Kurds

Oil, Iraq and the Kurds

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 31 October 2017 Oil, Iraq and the Kurds Russia signs next oil contracts with Kurdish autonomy in northern Iraq, at the same time maintaining excellent relations with Baghdad. Just after the beginning of Iraqi military operation against the Kurds,...
Sechin’s apogee

Sechin’s apogee

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 29 August 2017 Sechin’s apogee Russia’s Igor Sechin has been recently been at the top and thus he may become the target of numerous enemies he had made. Among them, there are liberals in the Medvedev’s government, oligarchs such...
Russia’s German Advocate

Russia’s German Advocate

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 14 August 2017 Russia’s German Advocate Gerhard Schroeder will take another important post at the top of Russian energy sector. And this is not just a reward for Schroeder’s unswerving loyalty to Vladimir Putin’s regime. The nomination of former...