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...
Putin and Kadyrov. Together in life and death

Putin and Kadyrov. Together in life and death

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 29 November 2017 Putin and Kadyrov. Together in life and death Ramzan Kadyrov’s most recent declaration about his dream of leaving the office of the Chechen President has caused a political firestorm in Russia and abroad. This was just a...
Why Does Putin Need War Communism

Why Does Putin Need War Communism

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 24 November 2017 Why Does Putin Need War Communism Domestic war with the “whites”, military intervention of the Western states, war with Poland, economic crisis – once the Bolsheviks had come to power, they had to struggle for...
Putin Threatens with Nuclear Triad

Putin Threatens with Nuclear Triad

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 29 October 2017 Putin Threatens with Nuclear Triad Russia has recently conducted annual exercises of its strategic nuclear forces. The drills took place at night, which was a novelty in comparison to their previous editions. Also the personal...
Same Trick Again

Same Trick Again

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 26 October 2017 Same Trick Again Making comfortable rivals running for president has had a long tradition in Putin’s Russia. This time, a person who is going to stand against Vladimir Putin is Ksenia Sobchak, a socialite and journalist, who...