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#Georgia overtures to #Abkhazia and #SouthOssetia are flawed

#Georgia overtures to #Abkhazia and #SouthOssetia are flawed

| November 20, 2018

In its latest ‘peace initiative’, the Georgian government has failed to engage with important political questions that cannot be sidestepped. Rustam Anshba Academy Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @rerikovich LinkedIn In April, the Georgian government made a new attempt to formulate a policy towards the disputed territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, publishing […]

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Managed confrontation: UK policy towards #Russia after the Salisbury attack

Managed confrontation: UK policy towards #Russia after the Salisbury attack

| November 1, 2018

The UK government’s words and deeds are still not synchronized. That is a recipe for trouble. Duncan Allan Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House The nerve-agent attack on Sergey and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury on 4 March 2018 was not just a brazen violation of UK sovereignty. It was also a UK policy […]

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Protection sought for #RussianWhistleblowers in UK

Protection sought for #RussianWhistleblowers in UK

| October 26, 2018

As a Russian opinion poll emerges indicating just 3% of Russians surveyed believe that their nation’s security services were responsible for the attempt to assassinate ex-spy Sergei Skripal, concerns have been raised about the risks to another Russian exile (pictured) in the UK. The British Home Office has been asked what protection is being provided […]

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#NordStream2

#NordStream2

| October 5, 2018

The 8th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum took place last week in the Russian northern capital, providing a platform for substantive dialogue between leaders of gas industry, government and industry experts. The forum is a unique gas industry event in Russia: besides an extensive exhibition programme, it gives a wide opportunity for open and frank […]

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UK exposes #Russia #CyberAttacks

UK exposes #Russia #CyberAttacks

| October 4, 2018

Today (4 October), the UK and its allies can expose a campaign by the GRU, the Russian military intelligence service, of indiscriminate and reckless cyber attacks targeting political institutions, businesses, media and sport. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has identified that a number of cyber actors widely known to have been conducting cyber attacks […]

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Russia’s #Vostok exercises were both serious planning and show

Russia’s #Vostok exercises were both serious planning and show

| September 20, 2018

Russia’s massive drills were two things at once: a military drill where troops tested their combat preparedness, and a diplomatic exercise highlighting relations with China and aimed at the West. Mathieu Boulègue Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme @matboulegue LinkedIn Russian, Chinese and Mongolian troops and military equipment parade during the Vostok-2018 military drills. Photo: […]

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#Russia – Government criticizes Putin for treatment of #JehovahsWitnesses

#Russia – Government criticizes Putin for treatment of #JehovahsWitnesses

| September 18, 2018

In a surprising move, a branch of the Russian government has called out the actions of their government’s police and judicial forces in the enforcement of the ban of Jehovah Witnesses, writes Derek Welch. The ban occurred last year when the Russian Supreme Court labeled the religious denomination an “extremist organization.” This has led to […]

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