Final Test before the Presidential Elections

Final Test before the Presidential Elections

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 22 September 2017 Final Test before the Presidential Elections The course and results of local and regional elections in Russia provided the authorities with a lot of material for analysis. It was a mistake, at least in Moscow, to play for the...
Demolition worth billions of dollars

Demolition worth billions of dollars

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 2 July 2017 Demolition worth billions of dollars Vladimir Putin has recently signed the law on the basis of which Moscow’s Soviet-era housing is set to be torn down starting in September. Since the very beginning, this idea has caused some...
Setting Macedonia on Fire

Setting Macedonia on Fire

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 8 June 2017 Setting Macedonia on Fire In recent years, Russia has noticeably increased its activity in Western Balkans. Moscow attempts to undermine the EU and NATO aspirations of some former Yugoslavian countries. Towards this end, it uses its...
Moldavian Scores, a Russian Link

Moldavian Scores, a Russian Link

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 12 April 2017 Moldavian Scores, a Russian Link On April 7, seventeen people were detained at the same time in Chisinau and Kiev. Moldavian and Ukrainian authorities claim that they had planned to assassinate Vladimir Plahotniuc, a Moldovan...
GRU Conspiracy in Montenegro

GRU Conspiracy in Montenegro

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 26 March 2017 GRU Conspiracy in Montenegro One of chief suspects in the attempted coup d’etat in Montenegro, a Serbian nationalist Aleksandar Sindjelic, admitted that he had been recruited by Eduard Shishmakov, an agent for GRU military...