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Analyses | | Ewa Fischer

On 22 October, Rosneft announced the conclusion of an agreement with BP to buy back 50% of shares in TNK-BP (which BP owns) for US$17.1 billion, as well as 12.85% of Rosneft own shares . For part of that sum ($4.8 billion) – after the…

Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

On 20-23 October, elections were held to the Coordination Council of the Russian opposition movement, which began to organise as a result of massive street protests ongoing since the end of 2011. Over 170,000 people registered to…

Analyses | | Jadwiga Rogoża, Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga

On 14 October, local elections at various levels were held in Russia, including the elections of governors in five oblasts. The governors were elected for the first time in eight years. Direct election at this level was reintroduced by…

Analyses | | Ewa Paszyc
8 October saw the opening ceremony for the second pipeline of Nord Stream, the direct route for Russian gas from Vyborg (Russia) to Greifswald (Germany) via the Baltic Sea. This action means the two pipes of the gas main have now…
Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki
Two agreements were concluded during the visit the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, made to Tajikistan on 4–5 October: one extending the term for the stationing of the Russian 201st military base in Tajikistan until…
OSW Commentary | | Marcin Kaczmarski

The APEC[1] summit in Vladivostok (8-9 September) was expected to confirm Russia’s ambitions to play a more significant role in the Asia-Pacific region (particularly in East…