6 October 2017
The Russian government is now having to respond to those who are simply following extreme ideas that the state has been encouraging for years through its propaganda
5 October 2017
While Kremlin officials themselves have to play down their support of Catalonia for diplomatic and domestic reasons, state media channels have been full of emotive coverage of the Catalan Crisis
3 October 2017
For all the strong arguments that conscription is expensive, archaic and ineffective when it comes to defending territory in a modern war, conscripted troops are seen as a useful internal political tool for Russia’s authorities
2 October 2017
Overshadowed by immigration from the Middle East and Africa in recent years, the migration of Chechens from Russia to Europe is a topic that few discuss.
27 September 2017
Russia’s Central Bank launched a recent clean-up operation to stop Russia’s largest private bank Otkritie from going bankrupt. A one trillion-rouble “hole” had been discovered in Otkritie’s assets. Almost immediately after that, the Central Bank had to bailout another – BinBank, Russia’s 12th largest. Where does this leave the country’s private banking sector?
25 September 2017
Is Moscow trying to take the lead on the Islamic issue?
23 September 2017
Despite normally wielding vast influence in Russia’s courts, Transneft fell foul of an unwritten rule: State energy businesses may attack private firms but not other state enterprises
21 September 2017
By exporting its nuclear energy expertise to the region, Moscow has won greater influence in various Middle Eastern capitals. But political risks abound, and international competitors are closing in
19 September 2017
Ideology and pragmatism go hand in hand in the relations between the German right-wing populists and the Russian elite
18 September 2017
Sanctions are effectively remodeling Russia's financial relations within the country at the same time as it redraws its financial links with the outside world