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Analyses | | Marek Menkiszak, Jadwiga Rogoża
On 24 September, during the United Russia party congress, President Dmitri Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced their election scenario: Putin will be the party's candidate in the presidential elections in March 2012,…
Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk
Between 16-22 September, the biggest joint military exercises by the Russian and Belarusian armies this year were held on testing grounds in the European part of the Russian Federation, under the codename Union Shield 2011. 12,000…
Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża
On 14 September, the Pravoye Delo (Right Cause) political party's leader, billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, was removed from his position in an atmosphere of scandal. The pretext for Prokhorov's exclusion was his refusal to remove…
Analyses | | Artur Ciechanowicz
On 16 September at the Investment Forum in Sochi, Russia's Gazprom, Italy's ENI, France's EdF and Germany's Wintershall (a daughter company of BASF) concluded an agreement to found a company for South Stream Transport (SST), the…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
The negotiations between Ukraine and the European Union on the Association Agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) have reached the final stage. Russia is opposed to Ukraine signing this agreement.…
Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki, Marek Menkiszak
Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to Moscow on 12 September – the first in several years at this level – fits in with the efforts his government has been making for a year or so to improve mutual relations. Although it failed to…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak
In recent weeks, Ukraine made yet another attempt to renegotiate the unfavourable gas contracts with Russia which were signed by Yulia Tymoshenko in 2009. The chances of success appear to be illusory, because without far-reaching…
Analyses | | Wojciech Konończuk
The agreement is similar to the one between Rosneft and BP which was signed in January this year, but which was not implemented and has now expired. However, this new agreement does not provide for any exchange of shares between the…