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...
Sechin accused by a defendant

Sechin accused by a defendant

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 16 August 2017 Sechin accused by a defendant Altought it is not him, but his victim, that has been accused, more is being said about Igor Sechin than Alexey Ulyukayev. Former minister, charged of bribery, pointed finger at the Rosneft’s chief and...
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...
Russia saves Maduro

Russia saves Maduro

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 9 August 2017 Russia saves Maduro For the Kremlin, Venezuela is becoming in the western hemisphere the same as Syria in the Middle East. The Russians cannot afford to fall back on a friendly regime if they want to retain any significant influence...