“Coup” in Lugansk

“Coup” in Lugansk

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 22 November 2017 “Coup” in Lugansk After a provocation on the so-called “November 5th Revolution”, about which we wrote a dozen or so days ago, the FSB, feeling threatened by the growing strength of competing power...
Less roubles for the army, in fact means more

Less roubles for the army, in fact means more

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 27 October 2017 Less roubles for the army, in fact means more Reducing the share of GDP in Russia’s defence spending by 2020 does not mean that budget spending on the military will actually decrease. The budget can be amended during the...
Zapad-17. The first myth

Zapad-17. The first myth

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 10 September 2017 Zapad-17. The first myth One of the main theses in the Russian information offensive accompanying the Zapad-2017 exercises is a statement that they do not jeopardise the security and stability of the region, because they are...