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OSW Commentary | | Agata Łoskot-Strachota, Szymon Kardaś

On 10 September, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) annulled a decision issued by the European Commission on 28 October 2016 allowing the Russian Gazprom to send greater volumes of gas through the OPAL…

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…

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…

OSW Commentary | | Witold Rodkiewicz

Russia’s relations with Iran are almost entirely based on geopolitical assumptions. Both states are interested in weakening the position the United States holds in the region; both have a common enemy in…

OSW Commentary | | Szymon Kardaś, Agata Łoskot-Strachota, Sławomir Matuszak

On 21 January another round of trilateral gas talks between Russia, Ukraine and the European Union was held in Brussels. This meeting mainly concerned the new Russian-Ukrainian transit contract; the transit contract…

OSW Commentary | | Iwona Wiśniewska, Jadwiga Rogoża

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has become the most expensive World Cup in history, with its cost standing at more than US$ 13 billion.

OSW Commentary | | Jadwiga Rogoża

In recent months, Moscow oblast has seen a series of social protests against environmental problems caused by municipal waste landfills.

OSW Commentary | | Krzysztof Nieczypor

The construction and opening in May 2018 of the Crimean Bridge has contributed to a worsening of Russian–Ukrainian relations in the Sea of Azov.

OSW Commentary | | Szymon Kardaś

A deal for France’s Total to acquire a 10% stake in the Arctic LNG 2 project for US$2.55 billion was struck during the International Economic Forum in Saint Petersburg.

OSW Commentary | | Agata Łoskot-Strachota, Rafał Bajczuk, Szymon Kardaś

In recent weeks the US has stepped up its campaign against the Nord Stream 2 project.