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Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania May Be Bargaining Chips for Moscow in a Quid Pro Quo Game

July 2, 2015 05:02 PM

The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office (Genprocuratura) announced it was investigating the legality of the independence of the Baltic States—Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—which were recognized by the State Council of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in September 1991. In late June, the Genprocuratura announced as illegal the transfer, in 1954, of Crimea and Sevastopol within the Soviet Union from the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (Interfax, June 27). An unnamed Genprocuratura source told Interfax news agency: “The...


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Kadyrov Plays Down Threat of Islamic State in Chechnya

July 2, 2015

On June 26, one day after the Russian security services killed Magomed-Ali Aliev and his wife Leila in Nazran, Ingushetia (Topwar.ru, June 25; see EDM, July 1), law enforcement agencies in the Chechen capital Grozny killed two suspected terrorists. According to the Chechen government forces, the suspects shot at the police when they tried to arrest them and were killed by return fire. Two police...

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 (Part Three)

July 2, 2015

*To read Part One, please click here.

*To read Part Two, please click here.

 

Politician Renato Usatii is a native of Moldova but is a product of the Vladimir Putin era in Russia. Born in 1978, near Balti, of indeterminate ethnicity and more fluent in Russian than Moldovan/Romanian, he lived from 2004 until 2014–2015 in Russia and amassed (or so it appears) a large fortune there, presumably in...

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

Net Setback for Moldova and Its Reforms in the Latest Elections (Part Two)

July 2, 2015

*To read Part One, please click here.

 

 

The local elections, just held country-wide in Moldova (see Part One in EDM, July 1), confirm an incipient tendency toward political-territorial fragmentation of the country’s heartland, the right-bank of the Nistru River. This creeping trend became noticeable with the November 30, 2014, parliamentary elections, and is more pronounced with the local...

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

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 (Part One)

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

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

July 1, 2015

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...

Category: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Featured, Home Page, Domestic/Social, Economics, Energy, Transit, Europe, Balkans, Austria

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

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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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Net Setback for Moldova and Its Reforms in the Latest Elections (Part Three)

July 2, 2015 05:09 PM

*To read Part One, please click here.

*To read Part Two, please click here.

 

Politician Renato Usatii is a native of Moldova but is a product of the Vladimir Putin era in Russia. Born in 1978,...


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