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Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
On 15 December, the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC), which is the owner and the operator of the Tengiz–Novorossiysk oil pipeline, made the final decision to increase the pipeline’s flow capacity from the present level of 28 million…
Analyses | | Marcin Kaczmarski
On 22 December, the US Senate agreed to ratify the new Russian-US START treaty regarding the reduction of strategic nuclear arms, and appended to it a declaration which provided an interpretation of selected provisions of the treaty.…
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Yevhen Bakulin and Aleksei Miller, the heads of Naftogaz and Gazprom, have signed a memorandum establishing a joint venture formethane extraction. Both parties have also announced the establishment of a new company to extract gas from…
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The governmental commission chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov passed a final decision on 14 December to order the construction of the Moscow–Saint Petersburg motorway through the forest in Khimki near Moscow, as had…
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On 27 December, a Moscow court found Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former president and major shareholder of the oil company Yukos, and his business partner, Platon Lebedev, guilty of the misappropriation of 218 million tonnes of oil. The…
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On 23 December, the Swiss-registered Miracle company, owned by Leonid Mikhelson, bought the rights from Gazprombank to a 50% stake in the Sibur holding, which controls a significant part of Russia’s chemical and petroleum gas…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz, Kamil Kłysiński, Iwona Wiśniewska
The chances of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus creating a common market in the planned form and by the intended deadline are limited. Closer cooperation between those countries will be the result of a lengthy and difficult process.…
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With reference to Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski’s visit to the United States on 9 December, Russia has criticised the announcements that American fighter and transport aircraft will be deployed in Poland. The Russian foreign…
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At the beginning of December, the centre of Moscow saw a number of illegal demonstrations by several thousand supporters of the Moscow Spartak football club and members of nationalist organisations, after the death on 6 December of a…
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On 10 December, the US Congress ratified an agreement on civilian nuclear cooperation with Russia (the so-called 123 Agreement), which opens up the American market to the Russian nuclear industry. Thus, after a failed attempt to…