Donbass: Controlled Escalation

Donbass: Controlled Escalation

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 21 December 2017 Donbass: Controlled Escalation Moscow’s decision to withdraw from a Ukrainian-Russian ceasefire control group, along with the intensified attack on Ukrainian positions conducted by the Russians supported by pro-Russian rebels,...
Vladimir Putin, a Soviet-Style Leader

Vladimir Putin, a Soviet-Style Leader

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 8 December 2017 Vladimir Putin, a Soviet-Style Leader As predicted, Vladimir Putin finally announced that he would run for office next year. And it is obvious that he will win the election. However, there are two questions. First of all, why did...
Ulyukayev’s Trial and Purges in the FSB

Ulyukayev’s Trial and Purges in the FSB

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 8 December 2017 Ulyukayev’s Trial and Purges in the FSB The trial of Alexey Ulyukayev, former economy minister, is coming to an end. It is the same trial that has already severely damaged the political position of Igor Sechin, the key...
How does Russia escape sanctions?

How does Russia escape sanctions?

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 30 November 2017 How does Russia escape sanctions? A new draft bill that will limit the negative effects of the implementation of the new US law on sanctions against Russia has been introduced in the Duma. The Russian government has already...
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