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OSW Commentary | | Jadwiga Rogoża

The last month has seen a public confrontation between Igor Sechin, the president of Rosneft, and Arkady Dvorkovich, the deputy prime minister, concerning the consolidation of the energy sector. This is the latest in a series of…

Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża

The Russian government has ordered that the US development agency, USAID, leave Russia by 1 October. This means that USAID will cut its financial support for the projects it had been backing in Russia. The Russian Ministry of Foreign…

Analyses | | Józef Lang, Wojciech Górecki

A number of agreements concerning for example military co-operation and co-operation in the area of hydroelectricity were signed during the President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Kyrgyzstan on 20 September. Pursuant to these agreements,…

Analyses | | Ewa Fischer, Jadwiga Rogoża

At a meeting in Sochi on 18 September, President Vladimir Putin sharply criticised the draft budget for 2013, as publicised by the Ministry of Finance, charging that it did not include the orders contained in the presidential decrees…

Analyses | | Katarzyna Chawryło Jarzyńska

On 15 September, the third ’march of millions’ organised by the opposition (liberal, leftist and nationalist) took place in Moscow; it was the first such protest action since the summer break. The march and rally, which were agreed with…

Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

On 11-12 September, the Moldovan Prime Minister Vlad Filat met Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev and President Vladimir Putin. The main topic of conversation was the supply of Russian gas to Moldova. For the first time, Russia…

Analyses | | Kamil Kłysiński

Russia's accession to the WTO on 23 August has placed Belarus’s economy in a difficult situation. On one hand, for the next few years Minsk will be unable to complete the negotiation process for joining this organisation. On the other,…

Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś

11 September saw the publication of a decree by President Vladimir Putin concerning “measures to protect the interests of Russia in respect to the conduct of foreign economic activity by Russian legal entities”. This document covers…

Analyses | | Andrzej Wilk

In recent weeks, a discussion has been taking place in Russia on the prospects for financing a large-scale weapons programme, which in turn forms part of the wider debate on what form the Russian Federation’s budget will take if a new…

Analyses | | Szymon Kardaś

On 4 September, the European Commission announced the initiation of an antitrust investigation against Gazprom. The primary complaint relates to the abuse of its dominant position on the gas market, mainly in Central Europe, by means of…