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Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

Vladimir Putin visited Baku on 13 August. The most important effect of the visit was the framework co-operation agreement signed by Rosneft and the Azeri energy company SOCAR. The deal indicates that Russia, in exchange for refraining…

Analyses | | Katarzyna Chawryło, Wojciech Górecki

There have been a number of ethnic incidents over the past few weeks in the Russian regions bordering the Northern Caucasian republics: in Rostov Oblast, Stavropol Krai and Krasnodar Krai., where Sochi, the host of the 2014 Winter…

Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga, Tadeusz Iwański

Both the actions and statements made by the Russian government indicate that Russia will not accept Ukraine signing the Association Agreement with the EU, and is determined to prevent this from happening. On the other hand, the attitude…

Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński

On 29 July, a Russian company producing potash fertilisers, Uralkali, decided to withdraw from its cooperation with the BKK, which it established together with the Belarusian potash producer Bielkali. Uralkali’s exit from BKK should…

Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz

On 1 August, the Russian government granted temporary asylum to Edward Snowden. Moscow’s decision will not cause the Obama administration to abandon its ‘reset’ policy in relations with Russia. It will however, make implementation of…

Analyses | | Katarzyna Chawryło, Tadeusz Iwański

On 27-28 July, President Vladimir Putin took part in celebrations commemorating the 1025th anniversary of the conversion to Christianity of Kyivan Rus. The political exploitation of the celebrationis characteristic of the Kremlin’s…