Russian Analyst Tymofeev: Being In The Kremlin List Requires a Choice: ‘You Have To Decide Whose Side You Are On, The Whites Or The Reds’

On January 29, the U.S. Treasury Department released a list of Russian political leaders and “oligarchs”, which was submitted to the Congress. The department was obligated to issue the report, known as the “Kremlin list”, under PL 115-44 (CAATSA) passed by Congress on August 2, 2…

Russian Analysts: Navalny Created A New Political Arena, But He Failed In Becoming The Leader Of It

On January 28, protest rallies were held throughout Russia to support the “voters’ boycott” called for by Russia’s most prominent opposition figure Alexey Navalny. During the protest, Navalny was arrested and released shortly after, for organizing an unauthorized protest in Mosco…

Lavrov To ‘Kommersant’: Unlike Cold War Era, Current Military Potential Buildup Not Driven By Ideological Disagreements, Russia And U.S. Both Democracies With Free Enterprise

On January 21, 2018, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gave an interview to the Russian media outlet Kommersant, discussing Russia-U.S. relations, and the Ukrainian crisis. On the topic of Moscow’s relations with Washington, Lavrov noted that the military potential of the tw…

Putin At The Expanded Meeting Of The Defense Ministry Board: The United States’ Defense Strategy Is An Aggressive Strategy

On December 22, Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the Russian Ministry of Defense’s extended board session that convened took place in the new building of the “Peter The Great” Military Academy of the Strategic Missile Forces. During the session, Russian President Vla…

Russian Analyst Timofeev: Russia Should Lower Its Profile, Accumulate Resources And Only Then Reassert Itself As A World Power

Ivan Timofeev, Program Director of the Valdai Discussion Club and Director of Programs at Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), analyzed Russia-West relations in his article, titled “Working Under the Radar: The Stealth Alternative in Russia’s Foreign Policy”. The article…