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Analyses | | Katarzyna Chawryło (Jarzyńska)
On 16 December, the Russian Statistical Office released the first detailed results of the census carried out in Russia in October 2010. These confirm a dramatic drop in the population, as well as ongoing structural changes, such as…
Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża
On 10 December, unprecedented protests were held in many Russian cities against fraud during the parliamentary elections. The protests’ numbers reinforce the opposition’s mandate to continue the political struggle, as they confirm…
Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża
On 4 December elections to the Russian State Duma were held. They were won by United Russia, the 'party of power', even though it achieved a much inferior result to that of four years ago. Meanwhile, the elections have strengthened…
Point of View | | Jadwiga Rogoża
Dmitry Medvedev’s presidency was an experiment carried out by the Russian ruling elite. Even though the new president has been a loyal member of the ruling camp, this decision involved certain risk that the extensive constitutional…
Analyses | | Marcin Kaczmarski
On 23 November, President Dmitry Medvedev issued a statement in which he accused the United States and other NATO member states of a lack of readiness to consider Russian proposals regarding the missile defence.
Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga
On 18 November in Moscow, the presidents of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan – Dmitri Medvedev, Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Nursultan Nazarbayev – signed documents designed to lead to the creation of a Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
Analyses | | Katarzyna Chawryło (Jarzyńska), Wojciech Górecki
On 8 November, the Tajik court of first instance handed down jail sentences of eight and a half years to two pilots (one a citizen of Russia, the other of Estonia) who were working for the Russian company Rolkan Investment Ltd. They…
Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
Details of the initialled agreement, which was signed on 9 November, have not yet been published. From official reports, it is known that the parties have agreed to monitoring and an electronic data exchange system for trading goods…
Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz, Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga
The idea that he should give up was directly expressed on 13 October by the head of Russian Presidential Administration Sergei Naryshkin. A campaign against Smirnov is also being waged in the Russian media, popular in Transnistria. On…
Analyses | | Marcin Kaczmarski
Russian policy towards the Korean Peninsula has been intensifying for several months. In August 2011 the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Il, paid a visit to Russia; the main topic was the construction of the trans-Korean pipeline. In…