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Analyses | | Marek Menkiszak

On 2 August, the US Department of State informed that a second round of US sanctions had been imposed on Russia due to the Russian chemical attacks on the Skripal family in Salisbury in the United Kingdom in March 2018…

Analyses | | Maria Domańska

On 27 July, people took to the streets in the centre of Moscow in protest against preventing opposition candidates from taking part in the election to the Moscow City Duma (a local legislative authority) scheduled for…

Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś, Jadwiga Rogoża

On 17 May, during a two-day meeting in Helsinki, the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers (the organisation’s key decision-making body) adopted a declaration in which it supported the restoration of full voting…

Analyses | | Marek Menkiszak

Mike Pompeo paid his first visit as Secretary of State to Russia on 14 May. He had a three-hour conversation in Sochi with the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov; he met…

Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński, Jan Strzelecki, Piotr Żochowski

On 30 April, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin dismissed Mikhail Babich from the position of ambassador in Minsk and replaced him with Dmitry Mezentsev, a member of the…

Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś, Wojciech Konończuk

On 19 April, the Belarusian oil company Belneftekhim reported a significant deterioration in the quality of Russian oil transmitted to Belarus via the Druzhba pipeline. The…

Analyses | | Jan Strzelecki, Krzysztof Nieczypor

On 24 April, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin signed a decree introducing a simplified procedure for granting citizenship to the residents of the separatist republics in the Donbas (DNR/LNR). In its rationale for the…

Analyses | | Jan Strzelecki

Moscow’s official reaction to Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s victory in the presidential elections in Ukraine has so far…

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…