Publications

On 14 September, the Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church suspended its working relations with Constantinople in response to Ukraine’s expected autocephaly.

Analyses
2018-09-19
Jadwiga Rogoża

The 4th Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok was principally the setting for a meeting between Vladimir Putin and the leaders of China, Japan, Mongolia and South Korea.

Analyses
2018-09-14
Witold Rodkiewicz
Michał Bogusz
The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia – circuses instead of bread?

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has become the most expensive World Cup in history, with its cost standing at more than US$ 13 billion.

OSW Commentary
2018-09-17
Iwona Wiśniewska
Jadwiga Rogoża
Work starts on Nord Stream 2’s construction

On 5 September, the Nord Stream 2 company began laying the first pipes in the Gulf of Finland, thus marking the start of the gas pipeline’s construction. 

Analyses
2018-09-12
Agata Łoskot-Strachota

On 29 August, Vladimir Putin gave a televised address in which he presented a rationale for implementing the reform raising the retirement age.

Analyses
2018-09-05
Jadwiga Rogoża
A stinking business. Environmental issues, protests and big money in the waste business in Russia

In recent months, Moscow oblast has seen a series of social protests against environmental problems caused by municipal waste landfills.

OSW Commentary
2018-08-27
Jadwiga Rogoża

On 12 August, the leaders of all five coastal countries adopted a framework convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea during the Caspian Summit in Aktau, Kazakhstan.

Analyses
2018-08-22
Mariusz Marszewski
Putin meets Merkel in Meseberg

On 18 August, Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Vladimir Putin held a working meeting at the castle in Meseberg near Berlin.

Analyses
2018-08-22
Anna Kwiatkowska-Drożdż
Witold Rodkiewicz
Defenders of the besieged fortress. On the historical legitimization of Russia’s special service

The history of the special services and the ideas which organise them in the symbolic sphere are an important part of the reflection on their contemporary role and position. Over the centuries, the secret services defined Russia's relations with the outside world, shaped its domestic situation, and influenced the fate of the societies and nations that were part of the Russian and Soviet empires.

Point of View
2018-08-07
Jolanta Darczewska
A closely watched basin. The Russian–Ukrainian tensions in the Sea of Azov

The construction and opening in May 2018 of the Crimean Bridge has contributed to a worsening of Russian–Ukrainian relations in the Sea of Azov.

OSW Commentary
2018-08-08
Krzysztof Nieczypor

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