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OSW Studies | | Witold Rodkiewicz

Russia’s policy in the Middle East is part of a broader strategy aimed at creating an international order in which Russia would be protected against Western interference in its…

Point of View | | Jolanta Darczewska

Russia’s Cossacks evoke extreme opinions among observers: some see them as a marginal social phenomenon, a kind of political folklore; others as a morally and physically healthy part of the nation, a pillar of the modern paramilitary…

OSW Commentary | | Maria Domańska

2017 has seen a wave of dismissals of the heads of Russia’s regions – the largest in the past five years. This is linked primarily to the preparations for the presidential election.

Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska

On 15 December, the district court in Moscow found Alexey Ulyukaev, the former Russian minister for economic development, guilty of accepting a bribe of US$2 million.

Analyses | | Witold Rodkiewicz

Vladimir Putin visited Cairo on 11 December. The main effect of the visit was the signing of four contracts linked to the construction of the El Dabaa nuclear power plant. 

OSW Commentary | | Maria Domańska

On 6 December Vladimir Putin announced that he will run in the presidential election to be held  on 18 March 2018.

Analyses | | Katarzyna Chawryło Jarzyńska

On 28 November, President Vladimir Putin announced the implementation of a programme for assistance to families.

OSW Commentary | | Szymon Kardaś, Iwona Wiśniewska

Much seems to indicate that the Ulyukaev case is an element of the rivalry of opposing groups of interest inside the Russian ruling elite.

Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska

Suleiman Kerimov, a Russian senator (representing Dagestan) and billionaire, was arrested on 20 November at Nice airport.

Analyses | | Józef Lang, Marek Menkiszak

On 22 November the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran, Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Hasan Rouhani, met in Sochi.