St. Petersburg’s Window to the West

St. Petersburg’s Window to the West

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 5 June 2017 St. Petersburg’s Window to the West Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, used the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum for political purposes again. In the face of the conflict with the West, removing Russia from such...
The Red and White Tradition of Putin

The Red and White Tradition of Putin

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 1 June 2017 The Red and White Tradition of Putin Putin’s state has been characterized by ideological eclecticism. It draws on ideals and traditions from various periods of Russian history, however based on a single criterion: the goal is to build...
Putin’s Stalinist Guard

Putin’s Stalinist Guard

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 31 May 2017 Putin’s Stalinist Guard When establishment of the Russian National Guard was decided, references included American models. However, the Russian Guard rather resembles the Stalinist formation used to suppress behind-the-front areas...
The Succession Mystery

The Succession Mystery

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 31 May 2017 The Succession Mystery Vladimir Putin has still not revealed whether he will stand in the presidential elections in March 2018. His silence gives rise to a growing number of rumours about the president’s health and speculations that he...
Navalny Reveals Corruption (once again)

Navalny Reveals Corruption (once again)

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 29 May 2017 Navalny Reveals Corruption (once again) The Anti-corruption Foundation of Alexei Navalny published new discrediting information about the ruling elite, business, and corruptive links between them. This time it is about companies owned...
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