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Russia’s Refusal to Restructure Debt Hinders Assistance Plan for Ukraine

April 27, 2015

Ukraine has to generate $15.3 billion over four years with the help of a debt restructuring plan agreed, last March, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The IMF, which approved a new $17.5 billion loan for Ukraine and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Grozny-Moscow Dispute May Have Grave Consequences for Chechnya

April 27, 2015

The ruler of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, is embroiled in a dispute with the Russian Ministry of Interior. On April 19, law enforcement agents conducting a special operation in Grozny shot and killed a suspect after he reportedly...

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

Gazprom Must Compromise on EU Charges, but Putin Cannot

April 27, 2015

The European Commission delivered, on April 22, a “statement of objections” resulting from its probe launched back in September 2012, which amounts to charging Gazprom with abusing its dominant position on the gas market in...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Energy, Economics, Europe, Russia

Racism in Russia and the 2018 World Cup

April 24, 2015

Adolf Hitler’s birthday, April 20, is traditionally a time when the Russian Far Right (along with extremist organizations all over the world) “celebrate” by attacking those who are ethnically and culturally different (see EDM,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Russia

Russian Company That Illegally Operates in Abkhazia Is Coming to Georgia

April 24, 2015

Abkhazia, a former autonomous region of Georgia, was recognized as an “independent state” by Russia following the five-day Russian-Georgian war in August 2008. A couple weeks ago (April 10), the “prime minister” of Abkhazia,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Economics, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, South Caucasus , Georgia, Russia

Caucasus Emirate Amir Killed in Dagestan

April 24, 2015

Observers who have followed the evolution of Russia’s campaign against the Islamic armed resistance in the North Caucasus over the past 16 years probably noticed that Moscow has no strategy in the region, but only a set of...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Caucasus Emirate Amir Killed in Dagestan

April 24, 2015

Observers who have followed the evolution of Russia’s campaign against the Islamic armed resistance in the North Caucasus over the past 16 years probably noticed that Moscow has no strategy in the region, but only a set of...

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

Putin Outlines Current Policy Toward Ukraine (Part Two)

April 24, 2015

Addressing Russia’s populace and, implicitly, Ukraine in his annual phone-in dialogue (see Part One in EDM, April 23), Russian President Vladimir Putin torpedoed the Minsk Two agreement beyond repair: “I say outright and...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Fight Between Authorities and Islamist Militants Intensifies in Kabardino-Balkaria

April 23, 2015

Against the backdrop of the simmering conflict in Kabardino-Balkaria, President Vladimir Putin replaced the interior minister of the republic, Sergei Vasiliev, with a police major-general, Igor Romashkin. Vasiliev had been in...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Fight Between Authorities and Islamist Militants Intensifies in Kabardino-Balkaria

April 23, 2015

Against the backdrop of the simmering conflict in Kabardino-Balkaria, President Vladimir Putin replaced the interior minister of the republic, Sergei Vasiliev, with a police major-general, Igor Romashkin. Vasiliev had been in...

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

Putin Outlines Current Policy Toward Ukraine (Part One)

April 23, 2015

In his annual phone-in conversation with Russia’s populace and in follow-up interviews, President Vladimir Putin has expounded at length on Russia’s current policy objectives regarding Ukraine (Interfax, Kremlin.ru, April 16,...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vlad’s Corner, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Europe, Ukraine, Russia

Russia Paying Steep Price for Annexing Crimea

April 23, 2015

This week (April 21), Russian prime minister and former president Dmitry Medvedev spent several hours presenting to the State Duma (lower house of parliament) the annual government report on policies and achievements in 2014, as...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Domestic/Social, Economics, Europe, Ukraine, Crimea

Politically Independent Cossacks Warned About Becoming Labeled ‘US Agents’

April 22, 2015

Mikhail Vederinkov, the presidential plenipotentiary for the North Caucasus Federal District, told a meeting of senior Cossack officials that they must clear any candidates for the position of ataman (chieftain) with him in...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Moscow May be Unimpressed by Cossacks’ Performance as Protectors of Russian Interests in North Caucasus

April 22, 2015

The process of electing the Terek Cossack ataman (chieftain) has been quite public and scandalous this year. Moscow’s envoy to the North Caucasus, Sergei Melikov, outlined the views of the government on the future of the...

Category: North Caucasus Analysis

Ukraine’s Ineffectual Information Ministry: Underfunded or Misconceived?

April 22, 2015

Informational warfare has been a critical part of Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine. As Russian military reporter and veteran of the Russia’s two wars in Chechnya, Arkadiy Babchenko, argues, “I believe this [the ongoing...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Featured, Cyber, Info Warfare/Media, Military/Security, Foreign Policy, Europe, Crimea, Ukraine

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