Putin-Connected Oligarch Wins Anticorruption Tender

Putin-Connected Oligarch Wins Anticorruption Tender

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 14 January 2019 Putin-Connected Oligarch Wins State Anticorruption Tender A recent decision to award a state grant to a company held by Russian oligarch Arkady Rotenberg revealed corruption and insolence of Putin’s Russia, not to mention its...
U.S. Base in Poland Flashes Hands-Off Signal to Putin

U.S. Base in Poland Flashes Hands-Off Signal to Putin

NEWS Date: 31 December 2018 U.S. Base in Poland Flashes Hands-Off Signal to Putin In the 1950s, NATO war planners pondered how to defend the nascent alliance against the Soviet war machine. On paper, the magnitude of the threat looked overwhelming. War-gaming showed...
Russia Tempts Greece with Gas Promises

Russia Tempts Greece with Gas Promises

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 26 December 2018 Russia Tempts Greece with Gas Promises Three years passed since Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras paid a visit to Moscow. Furthermore, traditional close ties between Russia and Greece have recently deteriorated; it was the...
Russia’s “Paper Divisions”

Russia’s “Paper Divisions”

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 24 December 2018 Russia’s “Paper Divisions” There is no doubt that the Russian army is getting stronger, posing an increasing threat. And yet the processes of its personal professionalization and arming do not conform to the...
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