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Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
In recent days, more records for deaths caused by COVID-19 have been set in Russia. According to official figures, last week saw the highest numbers of new cases (over 36,000 on 21 October) and deaths (over 1000 people a day) since the…
Analyses | | Adam Michalski, Witold Rodkiewicz
The first meeting between the presidents of Turkey and Russia after a year and a half took place in Sochi on 29 September. The talks between Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Vladimir Putin were closed to the media and lasted almost three hours.…
Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś, Andrzej Sadecki
On 27 September, representatives of the Hungarian state-owned energy company MVM and the Russian company Gazprom Export (a subsidiary of Gazprom) signed two new, long-term gas contracts in Budapest. The Hungarian Minister of Foreign…
Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś
On 27 August this year, the Russian daily Kommersant reported that on 13 August, the president of Rosneft, Igor Sechin, sent a letter to the Russian president in which he requested that the largest Russian oil company be granted the right…
Analyses | | Maria Domańska
On 17–19 September, parliamentary elections were held in Russia, as were regional and local elections in some regions. 450 deputies to the State Duma (the lower house of parliament) were elected, as well as 9 governors and 39 regional…
Analyses | | Piotr Żochowski
The presidents of Russia and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Alyaksandr Lukashenka met for the fifth time this year in Moscow on 9 September. They discussed the implementation of the schedule for the integration of Belarus and Russia as part…
Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś
On 6 September, Nord Stream 2 AG, which is 100% controlled by Gazprom, announced the completion of pipe laying for the second branch of the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) gas pipeline. On 10 June Gazprom confirmed that pipeline construction had been…
Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
In recent weeks, Gazprom has stopped reserving any transmission capacities in the Yamal pipeline and the Ukrainian transit network at both the annual and quarterly auctions.
Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz
Russia, alongside Pakistan, China, Iran and others, has maintained good relations with the Taliban. It has not closed its embassy in Kabul, which has been under the Taliban’s protection since 16 August. Moscow has been urging the Taliban…
Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
More than 800 people died in Russia every day last week (August 12-17). This is the highest death toll since the beginning of the pandemic. At the same time, the number of new infections has been falling since late July (with a comparable…