Generalissimo Putin

Generalissimo Putin

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 8 August 2017 Generalissimo Putin By baring his naked torso while doing such activities as diving and hunting, Vladimir Putin tries to convince Russians that, in spite of ruling for so many years, he remains in good health and shape. A big naval...
The third de-escalation zone

The third de-escalation zone

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 7 August 2017 The third de-escalation zone The Russians managed to reach a consensus with moderate rebels on the creation of another so-called de-escalation zone in Syria. The truce covers the northern part of the province of Homs. In this area,...
“Secret prison” of FSB

“Secret prison” of FSB

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 26 July 2017 “Secret prison” of FSB The information that the Federal Security Service (the FSB) kidnaps people and then imprisons them in an unknown facility, torturing and forcing testimony prior to their official detention, should...
Russia controls, Syria bombs

Russia controls, Syria bombs

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 25 July 2017 Russia controls, Syria bombs Moscow has done the next step towards an implementation of the plan to create so-called “de-escalation zones” in Syria, which was announced in May. At the end of the previous week, Russian...