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Analyses | | Maria Domańska

On 16 April, the Russian State Duma passed a bill on the ‘sovereign Internet’ with the votes of the  ‘party of power’, United Russia. The…

Analyses | | Jan Strzelecki

The elections in Ukraine are currently the focus of interest among the political elite and media in Russia. Moscow hopes that the elections for president and parliament in Ukraine (the latter scheduled for this autumn…

Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz

Since 2015, when the Russian Contact Group for Intra-Libyan Settlement was established, Russia has been actively rebuilding its political influence in that country. The…

Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś, Jan Strzelecki

On 22 March a meeting took place in Moscow between the Russian prime minister Dmitri Medvedev and the chairman of Gazprom Aleksei Miller and the pro-Russian Ukrainian…

Analyses | | Maria Domańska, Jadwiga Rogoża

On 7–13 March, the Russian parliament passed two acts, thus marking another stage in restricting the freedom of speech in the Russian Internet (Runet).

OSW Commentary | | Jadwiga Rogoża

In 2018, a distinct downward trend began to emerge in public support for the Russian authorities – the president, government, and other political institutions…

Analyses | | Agata Łoskot-Strachota

On 20 February, the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the EU Council (COREPER) endorsed a compromise version of the amendments to the gas directive which had been agreed a week earlier during the tripartite ‘…

Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska, Jadwiga Rogoża, Witold Rodkiewicz, Maria Domańska

On 20 February, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his annual address to the Federal Assembly (the combined chambers of parliament). The President’s speech was short and…

OSW Commentary | | Jan Strzelecki

Russia is among the countries with the highest number of prisoners. Hundreds of thousands of inmates are supervised by an elaborate apparatus of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN). This extended system is used as a tool for…

Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska

The growing internal crisis in Venezuela, which could lead to a change of power in the country, has placed Russia in a difficult situation. Under the populist dictatorship…