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Rocky road to replacing #VladimirPutin

Rocky road to replacing #VladimirPutin

| April 19, 2019

The transition to Putin’s constitutionally scheduled replacement as president of Russia may be rougher than currently expected. Sir Andrew Wood Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Soldiers drill for the Victory Day parade in front of a portrait of Vladimir Putin. Photo: Getty Images. The prevailing assumption outside Russia is that an ordered […]

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Putin’s ever tightening grip on Europe

Putin’s ever tightening grip on Europe

| April 17, 2019

It is another five years before Vladimir Putin is due to stand down from his now seemingly permanent place as Russian head of state (although who would bet against him finding a way to cling to power). Western Europe, however, should not be popping champagne in celebration just yet – write Louis Auge. For these […]

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EU urged to help #Ukraine counter Russia disinformation campaign

EU urged to help #Ukraine counter Russia disinformation campaign

| April 11, 2019

The EU supported by the international community has been urged to help Ukraine counter an ongoing “disinformation campaign” being waged by Russia. The appeal comes with concern about the impact of Russian “cyber and hybrid warfare” against the Ukrainian population, particularly in the eastern part of the country where war has claimed the lives of […]

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Russian management hurting business for AB InBev

Russian management hurting business for AB InBev

| April 10, 2019

  The Moscow Arbitration Court held a session on a high-profile case in which one of the world’s largest beer companies, Anheuser-Busch, and a number of its Russian distributors participated. The company’s share in the global beer market is estimated at 28%, brewers produce such brands as BUD, Stella Artois, Corona Extra, Leffe, Hoegaarden, Löwenbräu, […]

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Why is the Black-and-Yellow “Baba Vanga” silent about #Khatanga?

Why is the Black-and-Yellow “Baba Vanga” silent about #Khatanga?

| April 8, 2019

On April Fool’s Day, the head of Rosneft, Igor Sechin, at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, asked for support in creating an Arctic cluster with the prospect of extracting 100 million tons of raw materials by 2030 – writes James Wilson. The situation is quite comical, as, according to the businessman, “the cluster […]

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Is #GermanGorbuntsov a political refugee?

Is #GermanGorbuntsov a political refugee?

| April 4, 2019

Who is German Gorbuntsov (pictured)? Is he a Russian agent living in London? Is he in the pay of the British Intelligence services? Or, is he just an unprincipled rogue playing the British off against the Russians as a double agent, writes James Wilson? For the past eight years German Gorbuntsov, a former banker, born […]

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Oleg Deripaska – an apology

Oleg Deripaska – an apology

| March 28, 2019

On 19th March 2019 we published an article containing a number of factual inaccuracies relating to the Russian businessman, Oleg Deripaska and which wrongly inferred that Mr Deripaska has been an agent of the Kremlin in his business dealings. We have taken down the offending article and we apologise unreservedly to Mr Deripaska for publishing […]

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