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Exiled Oligarch Vladimir Gusinsky and his “special” Kremlin deal

Exiled Oligarch Vladimir Gusinsky and his “special” Kremlin deal

| September 22, 2019

Many see Vladimir Gusinsky as a victim – a man forced out for his liberal beliefs and strength to stand up to Vladimir Putin and his henchmen. But others believe that is far from the truth. Some say Gusinsky is still “welcomed” in the Kremlin – indeed, he has made hundreds of millions of dollars […]

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Vice-President Šefčovič chairing the 3rd round of political trilateral gas talks with #Russia and #Ukraine

Vice-President Šefčovič chairing the 3rd round of political trilateral gas talks with #Russia and #Ukraine

| September 19, 2019

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Old ways linger – Can one do business in Europe the #Russia way?

Old ways linger – Can one do business in Europe the #Russia way?

| September 9, 2019

Late in 2018, bad news came in for DIA Group, a Spanish supermarket chain and Europe’s third largest food sector franchiser. As reported by the FT, by December the chairwoman and chief executive had resigned, the head of finance had been fired, the company’s shares fell 80% just over a year, and dividends plummeted. In […]

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On #Russia, #Macron Is Mistaken

On #Russia, #Macron Is Mistaken

| September 6, 2019

The French president may well be standing tall over his European counterparts, but his overtures toward the Kremlin are repeating the mistakes of so many other Western leaders, past and present. James Nixey Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @jamesnixey Mathieu Boulègue Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme @matboulegue Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin […]

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AQAP and ISIS fill vacuum in #Yemen

AQAP and ISIS fill vacuum in #Yemen

| August 25, 2019

The recent upsurge of violence in Yemen between forces loyal to the legitimate government of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and groups seeking the secession of southern Yemen has opened up renewed space for terrorist groups, including ISIS and AQAP, to operate in the country. According to the spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR), […]

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#AkademikLomonosov – World’s first floating nuclear power station set for launch this week

#AkademikLomonosov – World’s first floating nuclear power station set for launch this week

| August 19, 2019

A floating nuclear power plant will this week be towed via the Northern Sea Route to its final destination in the Arctic, marking a “historic milestone” in Arctic exploration. On 23 August the Russian company Rosatom will start towing its first floating nuclear power plant from Murmansk to Pevek in Chukotka. Called Akademik Lomonosov (pictured), […]

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Protests in #Russia show how political environment has changed

Protests in #Russia show how political environment has changed

| August 19, 2019

Nikolai Petrov (below) speaks to Jason Naselli (below) about a new wave of protests against Vladimir Putin’s government and what it means for the future of the Russian system. Nikolai Petrov Senior Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Jason Naselli Senior Digital Editor LinkedIn Protesters at a rally in central Moscow on 10 […]

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