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Analyses | | Katarzyna Chawryło

In recent weeks a dozen of members has left the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, an advisory body to the President of the Russian Federation. Most of them are people of liberal sympathies:…

Analyses | | Katarzyna Chawryło

On 13 June, President Vladimir Putin endorsed the concept of a national migration policy for the Russian Federation until 2025. This is the first comprehensive document defining the goals, directions and mechanisms for implementing a…

Analyses | | Ewa Paszyc

On 15 June, Vladimir Putin signed a decree establishing the President’s Commission for the Strategic Development of the Fuel & Energy Complex and Environmental Safety. Putin himself has become chairman of the committee, and the…

Analyses | | Katarzyna Chawryło
On 9 June, restrictive new amendments to the laws on administrative offences and public gatherings came into effect in Russia. The State Duma promptly adopted these amendments at the second and third readings on 5 June, and…
Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
On 1 June, the British energy company BP announced that it had received a non-binding proposal to purchase its shares in the Russian oil company TNK-BP, but did not reveal the name of the potential investor. This information has…
Analyses | | Marcin Kaczmarski
Between 31 May and 7 June, President Vladimir Putin paid his first visits abroad since his re-election, to visit Belarus, Germany, France, Uzbekistan, China and Kazakhstan in succession. He also took part in the Russia-EU summit in…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Strachota
The twelfth summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) took place on 6-7 June in Beijing. The summit was attended by the presidents of the organisation’s member states: China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan…