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Russia’s New Energy Accords: Are They for Real?

July 1, 2015 05:12 PM

Given the centrality of energy to the Russian economy and the withering impact of continuing low energy prices and sanctions, Russia has ample reason to promote energy deals with anyone it can find. The annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum has historically served as a venue for announcing major deals, and this year’s event (June 18–20) was no different. Reportedly, Russia signed 205 agreements totaling 293 billion rubles ($5.4 billion). But although Russian companies reached 30 more agreements this year than in 2014, the monetary sum of all these deals was actually $2 billion...


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Russian Counter-Terrorism Operations Return to Ingushetia

July 1, 2015

After months of relative quiet, there have been unexpected reports in recent weeks of battles with militants in Ingushetia, Russia’s smallest republic. Among other reported incidents, police officers were apparently wounded during a special operation in the republic’s foothills in May (Echo.msk.ru, May 23), and a car was fired on from a hideout in Ingushetia in June (Newsru.com, June 19). Since...

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

Net Setback for Moldova and Its Reforms in the Latest Elections

July 1, 2015

Moldova would not be the country of procedural democracy it is, were it not to suffer from the syndrome of permanent elections, dictated by government crises and calendar dates in combination.

Moldova held country-wide local elections in two rounds, June 14 and June 28, under an interim government. Prime Minister Chiril Gaburici and his government resigned on June 12 and 16, respectively, after...

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

Belarus’s National Survival Formula

June 30, 2015

Belarus’s survival and further development in a tough neighborhood is conditioned by the economy, a sense of nationalism, and geopolitical maneuvering between the major centers of power, Russia and the collective West.

According to Yury Drakakhrust of Tut.by and Radio Liberty, the new geopolitical situation in Europe is a source of both danger and opportunities for Minsk. Thus, a statement made...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Foreign Policy, Europe, Belarus

Moscow Appears to Be Playing a Most Dangerous Game With the Islamic State

June 30, 2015

In the wake of terrorist attacks by the Islamic State (IS) across the Middle East and Europe, Russian diplomats and the Kremlin-controlled media have been working overtime to suggest that the West will not be able to contain IS unless it secures Moscow’s cooperation. And Western countries will, presumably, only be able to achieve such cooperation by first lifting sanctions and making other...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Terrorism, Foreign Policy, Middle East, Syria, Iraq, Russia

Moscow Tries to Tighten Grip on North Caucasus’ Economic Life

June 30, 2015

Deputy Russian Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin made a surprising statement earlier this month (June) about impending sweeping changes in how Moscow subsidizes the North Caucasus. “Instead of subsidies for the republics we will be developing ‘anchors’—key projects in which federal budget funds will be invested even if the general government funding decreases,” he said. According to Khloponin,...

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

Putin’s Use of the ‘Nuclear Card’

June 30, 2015

President Vladimir Putin continues to use strong rhetoric not only linked to what he sees as Kyiv’s “responsibilities” to adhere to Minsk II but also in an increasingly controversial area of Russia’s military modernization: namely the future role of the country’s nuclear deterrent. Moscow has also claimed that Kyiv’s ceasefire violations are not as widely reported as those on the part of the...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Military/Security, Russia

France Is Prepared to Supply Advanced Air Defense Infrastructure to Georgia

June 29, 2015

On June 15, during the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, where important deals for arms supplies are often agreed, Georgia signed its first ever large contract with France on supplies of defense military equipment (Civil Georgia, June 16).

The description of the equipment is quite unclear, since no one, with the exception of a narrow circle of officials, knows exactly what equipment France will...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, The Caucasus, Georgia, Europe, France, Russia, Featured

North Caucasians May Turn Into Third-Class Citizens in Russia

June 29, 2015

A Russian publication has alleged that the “Stop Feeding the Caucasus!” slogan, which is popular among ethnic Russians, was invented by Vladimir Putin’s enemies to undermine his authority and ultimately destroy him politically. This is an unusual attempt to construct a collective identity of all citizens of Russia. The “enemies of Putin” are designated as the common enemy of both the Russian...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, North Caucasus Analysis, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Foreign Policy, The Caucasus, North Caucasus , Europe, Ukraine

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Vladimir Socor is a senior fellow of The Jamestown Foundation and regular writer for Eurasia Daily Monitor.

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