Unclear maneuvers

Unclear maneuvers

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 26 August 2017 Unclear maneuvers The Zapad 2017 joint military exercise of Russia and Belarus may play a key role in Moscow’s preparations for a possible war with NATO. On one hand, the maneuvers test whether Russians are able to put up...
Moscow enters the Libyan game

Moscow enters the Libyan game

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 21 August 2017 Moscow enters the Libyan game Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar’s recent visit to Moscow has confirmed that Russian participation in the Libyan conflict is still growing. The general met the foreign and defense ministers....
More Control before Elections

More Control before Elections

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 14 August 2017 More Control before Elections Presidential campaign in Russia is gaining momentum. Of course, in Russia, all is not about candidates but rather about activities of the whole state apparatus whose aim is to guarantee Putin’s...
Air is Getting Crowded before Zapad

Air is Getting Crowded before Zapad

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 14 August 2017 Air is Getting Crowded before Zapad As the anxiously expected military exercise Zapad 2017, to be held jointly by Russia and Belarus, is getting closer, tension in the Baltic Sea region is mounting. In the first five days of August,...
To Bypass and Block Ukraine

To Bypass and Block Ukraine

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 14 August 2017 To Bypass and Block Ukraine Systematically, gradually but strenuously – this is how Russia builds communication and transport routes, which bypass the territory of Ukraine. This is happening in the areas of gas pipelines,...