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Putin Hovering on the Brink of a Massive Invasion of Ukraine

April 17, 2014 09:41 PM

The Ukrainian crisis and the “reunification” of Crimea with the rest of Russia dominated President Vladimir Putin’s almost four-hour-long televised national phone-in—an annual PR performance that had been previously dominated by discussion of pensions, utility payments, inflation, wages and other internal “bread and butter” issues. Putin vigorously defended the decision to “reunify Crimea with Russia,” insisting all the members of Russia’s Security Council “fully supported [his] plan of action that was executed swiftly and professionally.” Russia, according to Putin, “did not plan to annex...


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The Olympic Truce Between Russia and Georgia

April 18, 2014

The chief of the Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB), Alexander Bortnikov, stated at an April 9 meeting of the Russian security services and law enforcement agencies that the FSB thwarted a terrorist attack during the Winter Olympics in Sochi. “The prevention of the attack was possible thanks to the FSB’s cooperation with the security services of the United States, France, Germany, Austria...

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Victory Over North Caucasus Insurgency Remains Elusive for Moscow

April 18, 2014

The Russian authorities have admitted that the situation involving the insurgency in the North Caucasus has no clear positive outlook for the government. The Main Directorate of the Russian Ministry of Interior in the North Caucasus Federal District confirmed this assessment in a report on its counter-insurgency campaign in the region in the first quarter of 2014. According to the report, 36...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Russia

Further Rapprochement in Russo-Chinese Relations? Opportunities Versus Roadblocks

April 18, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit China for a summit in May. In advance of that meeting, Russian sources are again claiming that an agreement on a gas pipeline will be reached between Gazprom and its Chinese partners. Allegedly, both sides have agreed to the pricing formula and the volume of deliveries, though the actual price has yet to be decided. Russia will apparently...

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Azerbaijan’s Approach to the Crimean Crisis

April 17, 2014

The Ukrainian crisis and Russia’s annexation of Crimea have focused the attention of all the post-Soviet states. But especially concerned have been all the countries in the region that have their own internal unresolved conflicts as well as those neighboring states that maintain relations with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union. The former Soviet republic of...

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Signs of Inter-Ethnic Conflict Reappear in Disputed Border Area of North Ossetia

April 17, 2014

Tensions have recently spiked not in the Republic of Ingushetia itself, but in the border area of neighboring North Ossetia, which is populated by ethnic Ingush. Residents of the village of Maiskoe rose up in protest after the law enforcement agencies of North Ossetia–Alania arrested two Ingush. The Ingush contest the ownership of North Ossetia’s Prigorodny district. Prior to their deportation in...

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Ideological Arguments in Belarus: Is the Cold War Back?

April 16, 2014

President Alyaksandr Lukashenka gave an interview to the Russian TV channel NTV on April 13. In it, he assigned most of the blame for the current crisis in Ukraine to its previous government—specifically, to its lack of attention to the Ukrainian economy and to combatting pervasive corruption. “One should not attribute these phenomena to Americans, to the West at large or to Russia,” said...

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Circassians Say Russian Citizenship Should Be Equal for All Ethnic Groups

April 16, 2014

On April 4, Russia’s State Duma passed a law that simplifies the process of acquiring Russian citizenship. The new legislation enables people to obtain a Russian passport if they speak Russian and their immediate ancestors lived on the territory of the Russian Federation, Russian Empire or the Soviet Union. The applicants must move to Russia and renounce their foreign citizenship to qualify. If...

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Pro-Russia Paramilitaries Seize Ground in Eastern Ukraine Ahead of International Negotiations

April 16, 2014

Pro-Russia armed groups fanned out during April 11–14 across Donetsk oblast, capturing the seats of authority in town after town: Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Makiyivka, Mariupol, Horlivka, Khartsyzk, Yenakiyeve, Zhdanivka, and several others.  This is a conflict coordinated from Moscow, designed to create faits accomplis on the eve of international negotiations on Ukraine (see below). The Kremlin...

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Pro-Russia armed groups fanned out during April 11–14 across Donetsk oblast, capturing the seats of authority in town after town: Slovyansk, Kramatorsk, Makiyivka, Mariupol, Horlivka, Khartsyzk,...


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