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Putin’s Cossacks

Russia’s Cossacks evoke extreme opinions among observers: some see them as a marginal social phenomenon, a kind of political folklore; others as a morally and physically healthy part of the nation, a pillar of the modern paramilitary formations which defend the national and cultural borders of the Russian Federation. 

Point of View
2017-12-18
Jolanta Darczewska

The annexation of Crimea and Russia’s military action in the Donbas in 2014 have revealed a major potential for a revival of nationalist sentiments in Russian society.

OSW Commentary
2017-08-08
Jan Strzelecki

On 6 December Vladimir Putin announced that he will run in the presidential election to be held  on 18 March 2018.

OSW Commentary
2017-12-13
Maria Domańska

2017 has seen a wave of dismissals of the heads of Russia’s regions – the largest in the past five years. This is linked primarily to the preparations for the presidential election.

OSW Commentary
2017-12-15
Maria Domańska
Ulyukaev is sentenced to 8 years in a penal colony

On 15 December, the district court in Moscow found Alexey Ulyukaev, the former Russian minister for economic development, guilty of accepting a bribe of US$2 million.

Analyses
2017-12-15
Iwona Wiśniewska
Russia: growing influence in Egypt

Vladimir Putin visited Cairo on 11 December. The main effect of the visit was the signing of four contracts linked to the construction of the El Dabaa nuclear power plant. 

Analyses
2017-12-13
Witold Rodkiewicz

Much seems to indicate that the Ulyukaev case is an element of the rivalry of opposing groups of interest inside the Russian ruling elite.

OSW Commentary
2017-12-01
Szymon Kardaś
Iwona Wiśniewska

On 28 November, President Vladimir Putin announced the implementation of a programme for assistance to families.

Analyses
2017-12-06
Katarzyna Chawryło (Jarzyńska)

Suleiman Kerimov, a Russian senator (representing Dagestan) and billionaire, was arrested on 20 November at Nice airport.

Analyses
2017-11-29
Iwona Wiśniewska
The meeting in Sochi: the illusion of an end to the Syria conflict

On 22 November the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran, Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Hasan Rouhani, met in Sochi.

Analyses
2017-11-29
Józef Lang
Marek Menkiszak

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