Creative Accounting of Energy Champions

Creative Accounting of Energy Champions

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 30 May 2017 Creative Accounting of Energy Champions Russian economy is experiencing a crisis, incomes of ordinary citizens are falling, there is not enough money for the planned expenses, and reserve funds are diminishing dangerously fast. In some...
One More Victim of Sechin

One More Victim of Sechin

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 16 May 2017 One More Victim of Sechin The man frequently referred to as the second one after Putin, continues his aggressive business expansion. Using his political influence and his connections in special services, this time he’s selected AFK...
Medvedev Under Fire

Medvedev Under Fire

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 27 April 2017 Medvedev Under Fire The pressure on Vladimir Putin to dismiss his chief of government is mounting. The poll by Levada Center, released on April 26, shows a growing dissatisfaction of Russians with their prime minister. As much as 45%...
The Position of Kadyrov Is Getting Weaker

The Position of Kadyrov Is Getting Weaker

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 25 April 2017 The Position of Kadyrov Is Getting Weaker There are signals indicating that Ramzan Kadyrov is experiencing problems. The leader of Chechnya has for a long time been in serious conflict with federal siloviki and he has many enemies in...
Oil War between Kadyrov and Sechin

Oil War between Kadyrov and Sechin

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 15 April 2017 Oil War between Kadyrov and Sechin The news about a conflict between Igor Sechin and Ramazan Kadyrov, published by The Financial Times, produced nervous reactions in Russia. Both heroes of the article promptly responded with denials,...