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US could be alone in its attempt to isolate Russia over Georgia

With the change in the White House and excruciating impacts of the global crisis, U.S. anti-Russia hawks will now find it difficult, if not impossible, to isolate Russia...

Ambitious Putin begins his hard-won de-facto third term in Kremlin

President Putin has triumphantly returned to the Kremlin after a "4-year self-imposed exile" in the White House to continue his unfininshed jobs during the past terms...

Issue: June 2012, Vol.7, No.6     Author: Inga Friedelhaus
Tags: Putin
 

The assessment of President Medvedevs four-year rule in the Kremlin

While analyzing Medvedevs performance, one needs to start from the fact that he did not even have his own team, as he inherited a kind of slightly reformatted Putin's cabinet...

Putins absolutization of incumbency powers nullifies his rivals' chances for the Russian presidency

With the huge resources at his disposal and the incumbent president refusing to seek a legal second term, Putin easily scored a landslide victory...

 

Kremlin launches radical overhaul of state corporations boardroom compositions

Announcing the new policy, President Medvedev noted that the move was aimed at winning back the trust and whipping up the interest of investors in the economy...

Kremlin outlines five criteria for a bonafide democracy for the 21st century

Explaining the need for such a set of universal criteria, Medvedev noted that the issue of whether Russia is democratic or not stems from different views on democracy...

 

With the Golden jubilee behind, Nigeria now en-route to its first statehood centennial

Speaking at his country's 51st independence anniversary, the Nigerian ambassador to Russia highlighted the occasion as another milestone in his nation's history...

Public opinion poll highlights Russians expectations from upcoming elections

The poll studied Russians' sentiments ahead of the upcoming State Duma election slated for Dec. 4 2011 and the next presidential election slated for March 4, 2012...

 

Putin appoints new cabinet to oversee pressing reforms

The new faces in the new cabinet, apart from the prime minister, previously the head of the country’s federal tax agency and a technocrat devoid of any political ambitions, also include the new ministers for justice, sport, education, health and economic development.

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Issue: January 2020, Vol. 8, 1     Author: Christopher Kenneth
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Incumbent Putin wins a largely expected presidential election landslide victory

A total of over 56.43m Russians voted for Putin, according to CEC’s data, which put the total number of votes cast at almost 73.63m. This represented a turnout of 67.54% among all the eligible Russian voters, CEC Chairperson Ella Pamfilova said.

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Issue: March 2018, Vol. 6, 3     Author: Christopher Kenneth
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Putins presidency bid supporters begin signature collections

The collected signatures have to be submitted not later than 30 January 2018 and the Central Electoral Commission (CEC), the official agency overseeing the election processes in the country, has to verify the authenticity of the signatures ...

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Issue: January 2018, Vol. 6, 1     Author: Christopher Kenneth
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Russia outmaneuvers the West in its own game by playing the Crimea gambit

Putins arguments are etched in fundamental truths and axiomatic beliefs, while the counterarguments from Brussels and Washington blatantly defy common human logic...

Issue: June 2014     Author: Alex Freedmann
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Mandela and South Africans deserve apology from the West

The world, according to US President Barack Obama, is unlikely ever to come across the likes of Nelson Mandela again...

Putin shows global leadership to trump Wests lust for blood

Today Putin seems the only sane politician of international caliber still capable of logical reasoning after the tragic events of 9/11 changed the modus operandi...

Issue: October 2013, Vol. 10     Author: Christopher Kenneth
Tags: Putin
 

State-sponsored cyber warfare and espionage assuming global threats

The recent accusations against China of hacking U.S. companies have brought the fast-increasing incidences of government-funded cyber attacks and industrial espionage to the forefront of issues facing global economy and international diplomacy...

Issue:     Author: Alex Freedmann
Tags: Cyber warfare

The Kremlin and opposition are at crossroads in search for exits out of political deadlock

The end of the elections has not only failed to resolve the deep ideological and political conflicts between the opposition and the government, but has even fueled them...

Issue: May 2012, Vol.7, No.5     Author: Alex Freedmann
Tags: Putin
 

The pluses and minuses of Moscows expansion at the expense of Moscow Region

Moscow is en-route to doubling its area, thanks to a new expansion policy that Kremlin strategists say will elevate the Russian capital a new level of development...

A review of Russia-Africa relations. New challenges & new opportunities

Kremlin now has a very clear foreign policy objective in Africa, which is to ensure the success of Russian firms' operations on the 'Black' continent...

 

Strident anti-corruption advocate under palpable threat of official vendetta

In his signature caustic criticism of the government, Navalny noted that corruption has eaten so deep into the society that there are now two parallel economies in the country...

Matviyenko to make history as Senates first female speaker and third official in Russia

Supporting Matviyenkos candidacy, President Medvedev said the appointment of a woman to one of the government's key posts will only contribute to Russia's rapid modernization...

 

Russian-Mongolian negotiations end with penning of new strategic agreements

Among the vital documents signed at the meeting was an Intergovernmental Agreement on Mutual Protection of Intellectual Properties...

Trust-based partnership and growth-focused course elevate Russian-Austrian ties to a new level

In his reply, the Austrian president said he fully shared the view that the bilateral ties are developing very well...

 

Russia and Brazil outline new projects and areas for future strategic cooperation

In his response, Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer called the outcomes of his talks with Putin fruitful...

Medvedev in Hong Kong for advanced expertise in financial market and state governance

President Medvedev says Hong Kongs best practices in patent rights protection and commercialization of scientific inventions are very important for Russia's economy...

 

Russia and Sweden outline key spheres for further deepening of bilateral cooperation

According to official data, bilateral trade has surged by 600% in the last decade, a trend that has made Sweden one of the 10 largest and direct investors in Russia...

Russia and Jordan compare notes on directions of bilateral strategic partnership

Specifically, the Jordanian monarch noted that he very much appreciates the highly productive ties between Moscow and Amman and the opportunities for deepening them further...

 

Russias rosy future as depicted in Prime Minister Putins State Duma report

A successful realization of the Strategy-2020 programs is expected to leapfrog Russia in terms of the volume of GDP into top five leading global economies by 2020...

Issue: May 2011, Vol.6, No. 4     Author: Christopher Kenneth
Tags: Putin

Russian tandems conflicting presidential ambitions put the elite on edge

The uncertainty over the tandem's plans for 2012 has forced the elite to sit on the fence, fearing to making a fatal false start by backing the wrong horse in the race...

Issue: May 2011, Vol.6, No. 4     Author: Christopher Kenneth
Tags: Putin
 

Reset initiative author says the policy benefits Russia, U.S. and the world

Citing new data highlighting the palpable thaw in the Russian-U.S. ties, Biden said the reduction in political tension has led to dramatic softening in bilateral relations...

Events on the African Continent are a reflection of Big Game maneuvers

The current events in North African Arab states that have changed political courses and even prompted a civil war are defining the continent's collective future destiny...

 

Russia and Turkey boost their bilateral trade and economic relations

One of the main topics on the agenda of the Second Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council was further development of bilateral trade and economic relations...

Moscow and Amsterdam confirm mutual desire to further broaden bilateral ties

Russia and the Netherlands have once again reiterated their mutual interest in further strengthening of their bilateral strategic cooperation in the economic and other areas...

 

Serbia and Russia enrich strategic partnership with new joint projects

The talks between Russian Premier Vladimir Putin and Serbian President Boris Tadic focused on Serbia's role in the 'South Stream' gas pipeline estimated millions of euros...

Status parity nature of the last U.S.-China summit underscores Beijings rising global clout

This fact reflects the ongoing tectonic shifts in global power hierarchy that will propel communist China to the pinnacle of global affairs in the 21st century...

 

Economic and political consequences of regime change in Moscow

Experts say the political changes in Moscow masterminded by Kremlin are aimed at enabling the federal government exert more control over the citys economy, generating over 20% of the countrys GDP...

Issue: Our Yearend Report     Author: Marianna Romanova
Tags: Luzhkov

Golden jubilee is an occasion to reflect on past successes and future goals

In this interview, HE Timothy M. Shelpidi, the Nigerian ambassador to Russia, talked about his countrys progress since independence and its robust relations with Moscow...

 

Russia and Iceland searching for new ways of boosting cooperation in new spheres

Iceland's prime minister noted his countrys longstanding friendship with Russia that has developed over decades, which have created a formidable foundation for cooperation...

Russia and Norway demarcate spheres of interest in Barents Sea and Arctic Ocean

From his part, Stoltenberg called the agreement a landmark in both countries histories...

 

Russia and South Korea confirm adopted course on building strategic partnership

The South Korean president, from his part, noted that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Moscow and Seoul...

Russia and Yemen agree to use their economies as basis for mutual cooperation in other spheres

The Russian prime minister and Yemeni president called for making interactions in their economies the new basis for the development of mutual beneficial relations in all other aspects of their countries' bilateral cooperation...