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Analyses | | Arkadiusz Sarna

On 22 February President Viktor Yanukovych, during the TV show “Dialogue with Society” announced that it would be possible to sign a gas deal with Russia in the first half of the year. The deal would involve Ukrainian transit gas…

Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża

On 20 February Vladimir Pyekhtin, the head of the parliamentary ethics committee and a prominent member of United Russia, together with three other State Duma deputies, resigned their mandates as members of parliament. This came a week…

Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś

On 13 February, representatives of the Russian company Rosneft and the US company ExxonMobil signed an agreement extending the scope of bilateral cooperation agreements which they agreed to in August 2011 and April 2012.

Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz

On 12 February, President Vladimir Putin signed a new Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation. This is the fourth consecutive document of this kind in post-Soviet Russia. The previous Foreign Policy Concept was announced in…

Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

Russian MFA special representative for the resolution of the conflict in Transnistria, Sergei Gubarev, paid a visit to Tiraspol on 6 February. His visit preceded a round of negotiations concerning the status of Transnistria to be held…

Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki

On 8 February, Federal Security Service forces and special police units blocked off the Apraksin Dvor market halls in St. Petersburg, where an unofficial mosque was located. The official purpose of this large-scale action was to search…

Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża

On 6-7 February – exactly one year before the Winter Olympics start in Sochi – President Vladimir Putin visited the city and inspected the Olympic venues construction. The president sharply criticised the state of preparations, and…

Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk

On two separate occasions (25 January and 5 February), the Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the military-industrial complex, questioned the sense of Russia buying Mistral amphibious assault ships from France.

Analyses | | Andrzej Sadecki, Andrzej Sadecki
On 31 January, at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán paid a working visit to Moscow, where he focused primarily on energy issues (specifically the development of the Paks…