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On March 24, the Court of Arbitration in Stockholm blocked this January’s transaction between Rosneft and BP to exchange shares and start the joint exploitation of energy resources in the Russian Arctic. The court found that the…
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On 28 March, the Russian Statistics Office (Rosstat) announced the preliminary results of last year's census. Since the previous census in 2002, the population of Russia has fallen from 145.2m to 142.9m people (a fall of 1.6%).…
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On 25 March, the Russian government commission for supervising foreign investments approved the relaxation of restrictions on foreign capital’s access to the extraction sector. This is another decision by the Russian government in…
Analyses | | Marcin Kaczmarski
Russia has agreed to the use of force against Libya because of the position the Arab countries had taken, and because of its own strategic relations with France, but the well-publicised difference of opinions between Prime Minister…
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On 19 March in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin offered to undertake a number of activities which would bring about an increase in exports of Russian energy resources to Japan, in connection with the damage to the…
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On 17 March, the head of the Belarusian Central Bank Piotr Prokopovich stated that the Belarusian government hopes to obtain US$1 billion of Russian credit in the first half of this year, and around US$2 billion from the
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On 21 March, Gazprom and the BASF group signed a memorandum on the German company Wintershall’s (a daughter company of BASF) participation in constructing the marine section of the South Stream gas pipeline. The association of another…
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On 9 March, foreign shareholders in several Russian regional energy holdings which produce electricity – Germany’s E.On, Italy’s Enel and Finland’s Fortum – wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin protesting against the…
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On 13 March, local elections were held at various levels (including 12 regional parliaments) in 74 regions of Russia. These may be regarded as a test before December’s elections to the Duma. All the elections were won by the ‘party of…
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On 11 March, the state-owned Sbierbank, Russia’s largest bank, signed an agreement to acquire the Russian private investment bank Troika Dialog. The acquisition of this bank is another transaction which strengthens the state’s…