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On 17–19 June the 14th International Economic Forum was held in Saint Petersburg where representatives of the Russian authorities promoted Russia's new image as a country that is modernising, opening up to the world and…
Analyses | | Agata Łoskot-Strachota
Complications in Russia’s gas relations with Bulgaria and Turkey causing problems in the implementation of the South Stream project
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The new Hungarian government is holding negotiations with the Russian company Surgutneftegaz about buying 21% of its shares of the MOL oil and gas company. The problem with this transaction estimated at EUR 1.5 billion is Hungary's…
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On 13 June, by a decree of President Dmitri Medvedev, the head of the federal agency for the provision of arms, equipment and materials (Rosoboronpostavka), Viktor Cherkesov, was fired. A month earlier, the agency he directed, which…
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On 8 June, Ukraine’s Ministry of Finance received a US$2bn loan from the Russian bank Vneshtorgbank (VTB). The nature of the loan indicates that it will be used to support the Ukrainian budget. The loan has a favourable interest rate…
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The Bulgarian authorities are pointing to the possibility of withdrawing from important energy investments, in which Sofia's partner is Russia. Prime Minister Boiko Borisov has announced the withdrawal from the construction of the…

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On 31 May, President Dmitri Medvedev accepted the resignation of the governor of Yakutia, Vyacheslav Shtyrov, two years before the end of the latter’s term in office. Shtyrov’s successor will probably be Aysen Nikolayev, who represents…

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Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Dmitry Medvedev met on 4–5 June in Meseberg near Berlin. The joint proposal for establishing an EU-Russia assembly for European security issues which was presented after the meeting…
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The European Commission at the beginning of June launched an investigation into the breach of the European competition law by the joint venture of Areva and Siemens, which builds nuclear reactors. The investigation was launched upon a…
Analyses | | Marcin Kaczmarski

Moscow’s actions during the Iran crisis are a sign of its efforts to provide political support to Barack Obama’s administration. Moscow recognises that Obama’s policy can bring it specific benefits, and so it is endeavouring to ensure…