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Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

The Customs Union summit revealed crisis of the Russian project of integration instead of success, which is so desired by the Kremlin before EaP summit in Vilnius

Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki

On 21 October, a bomb was detonated on a bus in Volgograd in southern Russia. According to the Russian Investigative Committee, the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber from Dagestan, 31-year-old Naida Asiyalova. Six people were…

Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża

On 16 October the regional court in Kirov handed down its sentence to the opposition leader Aleksei Navalny. The court upheld the sentence of five years’ imprisonment, but suspended the sentence for that period of time. The trial of…

Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz

The conflict between The Hague and Moscow is an illustration of how strongly the differences in mentality and political culture can exacerbate conflicts in EU-Russia relations. In the case of the row between Russia and Netherlands,…

Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś

On 11 October, the CEOs of the state-controlled companies Rosneft and Transneft signed an agreement which sets out the rules for the co-financing of the development of pipelines used for exporting oil to China. Although the deal between…

Analyses | | Katarzyna Chawryło

On 13 October, the Moscow district of Western Biriulevo saw protests by the local community in response to the murder of a young Russian by an immigrant from Azerbaijan. The riots are a sign of the social tensions which have been rising…

OSW Studies | | Marek Menkiszak

On several occasions since 2001 Vladimir Putin has raised the concept of ‘Greater Europe’, a partly-integrated common space comprising mainly Russia and the European Union. In recent years Moscow has undertaken a number of initiatives…

Analyses | | Kamil Całus

A spokeswoman for the Russian Federal Immigration Service has announced that 190,000 Moldovan nationals were currently staying in Russian territory in violation of the immigration laws. The news concerning repressive measures towards…