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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Russian Military and Paramilitary Forces Preparing to Suppress Internal Dissent
    Apr10

    Russian Military and Paramilitary Forces Preparing to Suppress Internal Dissent

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings are sky-high, and his aggressive anti-Western policies enjoy wide support. Over 50 percent agree “Russia is moving in the right direction,” despite its present economic doldrums (Interfax, February 26). Only 13 percent of Russians disapprove of Putin’s work record—not that a small...

    Poroshenko Goes Hunting for Oligarchs
    Apr09

    Poroshenko Goes Hunting for Oligarchs

    Ukraine won an important battle in the war against the oligarchs with the removal of Dnipropetrovsk Governor Ihor Kolomoyskyi last week. But Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the Ukrainian parliament are just getting started. On April 7 the government challenged billionaire Rinat Akhmetov’s grip on energy companies. Some...

    Can Gazprom Really Cut Out Ukrainian Transit Post-South Stream?
    Apr09

    Can Gazprom Really Cut Out Ukrainian Transit Post-South Stream?

    Despite an unceremonious end to the controversial South Stream mega-pipeline, Russia remains outspoken and determined in its effort to carve Ukraine entirely out of its European natural gas deliveries which accounted for 62 billion cubic meters (bcm) of Gazprom’s European-bound exports in 2014. Formally announced in 2007, South Stream had...

    More Pressure on Ukrainian Oligarchs, Russia Tightens Conditions for Migrants
    Apr09

    More Pressure on Ukrainian Oligarchs, Russia Tightens Conditions for Migrants

    Plus, Moldovan authorities seek more than $1 billion in missing bank loans and a Dutch museum challenges Crimea’s claim on Scythian gold artifacts. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Tsipras and Putin strike positive tone but agree little of substance
    Apr09

    Tsipras and Putin strike positive tone but agree little of substance

    Tsipras and Putin strike positive tone but agree little of substanceFollowing a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow yesterday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke of a new “Spring” in the relations between the two countries and stressed Greece was a “sovereign state” and had the right to pursue a “multifaceted foreign...

    Ukraine Rapidly Dismantling Gazprom’s Supply Monopoly
    Apr08

    Ukraine Rapidly Dismantling Gazprom’s Supply Monopoly

    Quantitative indicators show a dramatic reorientation of Ukraine’s natural gas supply strategy. Dependence on Gazprom has become a thing of the past. Kyiv demonstrates political resolve to pursue supply diversification and adapt to changing market conditions with the European Commission’s backing. Along with supply diversification,...

    State Duma Members Call on Russian President to Abolish Federal Districts
    Apr08

    State Duma Members Call on Russian President to Abolish Federal Districts

    On April 4, the Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta reported that a group of State Duma deputies are preparing to call on the country’s president and government to reform or even abolish the federal districts in the Russian Federation. Removing the federal districts from the Russian administrative map would save the government about $50...

    His Master’s Voice: Lavrov Tours Latin America
    Apr08

    His Master’s Voice: Lavrov Tours Latin America

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s recent tour of Latin America aimed to build on Moscow’s previous successes among pro-Russian regimes there—Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela—as well as to establish stronger ties with pro-US countries like Colombia. But beyond bilateral relations, Lavrov also endeavored to enhance Russia’...

    Ukraine Crisis: Tension Over Rise Of Nationalist Yarosh
    Apr08

    Ukraine Crisis: Tension Over Rise Of Nationalist Yarosh

    April 8, 2015 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Russian Bishop: Stalin Fans Need to ‘Sober Up’
    Apr08

    Russian Bishop: Stalin Fans Need to ‘Sober Up’

    HilarionMetropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, a high ranking bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church, commented on a new poll that showed a growing number of Russians are viewing the rule of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin in a positive light. Hilarion’s comments amount to a verbal cup of black coffee for those intoxicated with Stalin...

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