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Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
The main reason for undertaking the privatisation is to support public finances, while simultaneously keeping financial assets in stabilisation funds. These may be used if a crisis situation reoccurs, or if there is a need to calm public…
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On 22 October, the Russian State Duma accepted amendments to the law on public assembly, after the second and third readings. The changes limit the possibility of organising legal protests in Russia. At the same time, the new mayor of…
Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża
The new mayor of Moscow will be Sergei Sobyanin, currently the deputy prime minister in the Russian government. On 15 October his candidacy was announced by President Medvedev, and on 21 October a vote on the matter will be held in the…
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On 19 October, several armed attackers broke into the government buildings in the capital of Chechnya, Grozny, and attempted to attack the Chechen parliament, killing at least three people and wounding at least ten more. The spectacular…
Analyses | | Łukasz Antas, Wojciech Konończuk
Rosneft’s takeover of shares in five German refineries is an element of the expansion of Russian firms into the EU oil market and will improve the security of Russian oil supplies to Germany.
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On 18 and 19 October, Deauville, France saw the first trilateral meeting of the leaders of Russia, Germany and France since 2006. After a meeting a joint statement was issued, and the Russian president Dmitri Medvedev announced that he…
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Representatives of Russia’s Gazprom and of Romania’s gas pipeline operator Transgaz signed on 13 October in Bucharest a memorandum on co-operation in the development of a feasibility study for the Romanian section of the South Stream gas…
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On 10 October elections to regional parliaments, city councils and mayoralties of cities took place in 77 subjects of the Russian Federation. In all the elections, the ‘party of government’, United Russia, won: smaller parties linked to…
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On 7 October, the head of Rostiekhnologii, Sergei Chemyezov, stated that the contract to deliver S-300 missile systems to Iran had been cancelled. This decision closes one of the most contentious issues in Russia’s relations with both the…
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During his visit to the Russian Far East on 29 September, President Dmitri Medvedev announced a visit to the Kuril Islands, which he described as “a very important part of the territory of Russia.” The announcement brought forth strong…