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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…

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On 21 May, during a session of the Polish-Russian Inter-Governmental Committee for Economic Cooperation in Moscow, the Russian Minister of Transport Igor Levitin officially proposed that Poland could participate in…
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On 21 May, during a meeting of the heads of state of the customs union in St Petersburg, attempts to reach an agreement failed. This was to have formed the basis for the functioning of a customs union between Russia, Belarus…
Analyses | | Sławomir Matuszak

Russia has not yet succeeded in inducing Ukraine to make any important economic concessions, but Moscow has made political gains in the security sphere.

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On 13 May, President Dmitri Medvedev appointed General Vladimir Rushailo to the position of special representative for relations with Kyrgyzstan. Next day, Rushailo paid his first visit to Bishkek. The creation of this…
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On 14 May a mass protest, in which between 1500 and 3000 people took part, took place in Mezhdurechensk (Kemerovo oblast), after the disaster in the Raspadskaya mine in which 66 miners and rescue workers died (a further 24 are…
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During the Russian President Dmitri Medvedev’s visit to Turkey on 11-12 May, a range of agreements was signed, the most important concerning the construction and use by Russia of a nuclear power plant in Akkuyu. The results of…
Analyses | | Marcin Kaczmarski, Jadwiga Rogoża

Russia is modifying its historical policy; it is giving up its vindications of Stalin, while at the same time defending the concept of the USSR’s role as liberator during the Second World War.

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On 30 April, during a press conference after a session of the Russian-Ukrainian intergovernmental committee in Sochi, PM Vladimir Putin put forward a surprising proposal to merge the Russian company Gazprom with the Ukrainian…
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One person died and over 20 were injured in a bomb explosion on 1 May in Nalchik, the capital of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic in the Russian North Caucasus. This was a further symptom of the worsening of the situation over…