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On 20 July, President Dmitri Medvedev signed an amendment to the law on state regulation of the production and distribution  of alcohol, introducing restrictions on its consumption, sale and advertising; and on 21 July, he signed…
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On 22 July, Gazprom agreed to reduce the price of Russian gas purchased by the Italian energy company Edison. This is the first ever case of the Russian monopoly approving the revision of a long-term contract’s conditions. Gazprom's…
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On 25 July, a militant website announced that Hussein Gakayev and Aslambek Vadalov, two commanders who last year renounced their allegiance to Dokku Umarov (the leader of the armed underground in the North Caucasus), had reconciled…
Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska
On 18-19 July the 13th German-Russian intergovernmental consultations were held in Hanover. A dozenor so ministers from each country participated in the consultations along with Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Dmitri…
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In 2010 Gazprom recorded better results than in 2009 during the crisis but it did not manage to rebuild its position in Europe, as is revealed in the report for 2010 approved on 30 June by its annual General Shareholders Meeting. The…
Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
A ban on imports – an instrument often employed by Russia – is being used not only for the protection of domestic consumers but above all as a tool of foreign policy.
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The deadline for Bulgaria to conclude a new long-term gas supply contract with Russia, which was set last year as a result of arrangements between Gazprom and Bulgargaz, expired on 1 July. The lack of a new contract and Sofia’s…