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Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński, Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

On 22 November, the head of the Russian company Gazprom. Aleksei Miller, paid a visit to Belarus. He opened the upgraded Zapadnaya gas distribution station in Minsk and met members of the Belarusian government. In his talks with…

Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

On 9 November, the Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka announced that a large part of current Belarusian exports through ports in Lithuania and Latvia will be redirected to Russian ports in the Leningrad oblast. The decision was…

Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

On 20-23 October, elections were held to the Coordination Council of the Russian opposition movement, which began to organise as a result of massive street protests ongoing since the end of 2011. Over 170,000 people registered to…

Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża, Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

On 14 October, local elections at various levels were held in Russia, including the elections of governors in five oblasts. The governors were elected for the first time in eight years. Direct election at this level was reintroduced by…

Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

On 11-12 September, the Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat met Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev and President Vladimir Putin. The main topic of conversation was the supply of Russian gas to Moldova. For the first time, Russia…

Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

In recent months, an increase in Russian activity aimed at maintaining its military presence in the CIS has been noted. On 20 August, the Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Salamatin signed a…

OSW Studies | | Jadwiga Rogoża, Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga, Iwona Wiśniewska

The Kaliningrad region can be called a 'captive island', because of its specific geopolitical location - it is part of the Russian legal, political and economic space, yet it is geographically separated from the rest of the Russian…

Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga
President Vladimir Putin has decided not to attend the G8 summit at Camp David, which is held on 18-19 May; this also means the cancellation of his planned meeting with Barack Obama. Russian president will not meet the President of…
Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

The Prime Ministers of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, the member states of the Common Economic Space established at the initiative of Russia, issued a joint statement on 11 March in which they deemed unacceptable the sanctions against…