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Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz, Piotr Żochowski

On July 8-9, a three-member delegation of the Taliban (who consider themselves the government of the so-called Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan) visited Moscow, where they held consultations with the Russian President’s…

Analyses | | Maria Domańska

12 July 2021 saw the publication of an article by President Vladimir Putin, entitled ‘On the historical unity of Russians and Ukrainians’, which had been announced on 30…

Analyses | | Marek Menkiszak, Witold Rodkiewicz

In Geneva on 16 June, the new US President Joe Biden and the Russian President Vladimir Putin met for the first time. The talks, in a narrow group and with an expanded…

Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś

On 4 June, during the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the pipe-laying of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline’s first line (line B) had been completed. He also…

Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk

On 31 May, the head of the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Defence, General Sergei Shoigu, speaking at the ministry’s college, announced that by the end of this year around 20…

Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz

At the Arctic Council meeting in Reykjavik, held on 19–20 May 2021 at the foreign-minister level, Russia took over the rotating chairmanship of this intergovernmental forum…

OSW Commentary | | Szymon Kardaś

Expansion on the liquefied natural gas market has become one of the priority areas in Russia’s energy policy in recent years. This has been reflected in the statements made…

Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk

On 22 April, the so-called active phase of the combat readiness test of the Southern and Western Military Districts…

Analyses | | OSW team

On 21 April, President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual address to the Federal Assembly (the joint chambers of parliament).

Analyses | | Mateusz Gniazdowski, Martyna Wasiuta

At a press conference on 17 April, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamáček announced the expulsion of 18 employees (16 percent of the staff) from…