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OSW Studies | | Witold Rodkiewicz

Russia’s policy in the Middle East is part of a broader strategy aimed at creating an international order in which Russia would be protected against Western interference in its…

Point of View | | Jolanta Darczewska

Russia’s Cossacks evoke extreme opinions among observers: some see them as a marginal social phenomenon, a kind of political folklore; others as a morally and physically healthy part of the nation, a pillar of the modern paramilitary…

OSW Commentary | | Maria Domańska

2017 has seen a wave of dismissals of the heads of Russia’s regions – the largest in the past five years. This is linked primarily to the preparations for the presidential election.

OSW Commentary | | Maria Domańska

On 6 December Vladimir Putin announced that he will run in the presidential election to be held  on 18 March 2018.

OSW Commentary | | Szymon Kardaś, Iwona Wiśniewska

Much seems to indicate that the Ulyukaev case is an element of the rivalry of opposing groups of interest inside the Russian ruling elite.

Point of View | | Maria Domańska

The Kremlin’s foreign policy is subordinate above all to the domestic political aims of the ruling elite.

OSW Commentary | | Katarzyna Chawryło Jarzyńska

Despite the fact that more than 60 years have passed since the death of Joseph Stalin, the leader of the USSR from 1922 to 1953, the memory of him remains alive. 

OSW Commentary | | Andrzej Wilk

The Russian-Belarusian Zapad-2017 exercises, scheduled for 14–20 September, have for many months been the core of an information war between Russia and NATO. 

OSW Commentary | | Jan Strzelecki

The annexation of Crimea and Russia’s military action in the Donbas in 2014 have revealed a major potential for a revival of nationalist sentiments in Russian society.

OSW Studies | | Szymon Kardaś

Although in the 1990s the Russian Far East was not an important region in Russian central government’s internal policy, when Vladimir Putin assumed the presidency it was declared strategically significant.