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  Will Kaliningrad become the European Hong Kong?

Česlovas Iđkauskas, political analyst
2008 01 31

Kaliningrad Region is the Russian enclave, which has become its part according to the Potsdam Treaty and is probably the most heavily militarized place in Europe. It has the only ice-free Russian port in the Baltic Sea with about 90 percent of the world‘s amber. Kaliningrad Region is sort of the Russian gate to the West, therefore it attracts foreign investors. The Region has the Baltic fleet facilities of the Russian armed forces, huge shipbuilding and repair capacities, as well as facilities  for vehicle assembly and production of electronic devices.

 
 
  Internet in Russia– threat to the official authorities or weapon of propaganda?

Viktor Denisenko
2007 12 17

Good standing of the Internet media provides a possibility to compete not only with the press and television. It made authorities of certain countries to consider Internet as a space of new opportunities and, sometimes, threats. The information freedom of Internet first of all is dangerous to the authoritarian regimes, therefore they seek introduction of censorship regarding Internet.

 
 
  Russia‘s withdrawal from the Conventional Forces Treaty in Europe: is ita military or political step?       

Valentinas Mitë
2007 12 13

Last week the Council of the Russian Federation approved V.Putin's Decree on suspension of its participation in the Conventional Forces Treaty in Europe (CFE).  If NATO does not agree to make concessions sought by the Kremlin, the suspension would come into force on 12 December.

 
 
  Idols of the Russian revolution are alive

Valentinas Mitë
2007 12 06

Ninety years have passed since the bolshevik revolution in Russia on November 7, 1917. Millions of people died during the revolution not only in Russia, but in all the countries directly related to bolshevism.

If bolsheviks were still in power in Russia, the anniversary of revolution would have been celebrated pompously.

 
 
  Game for Iran: Putin‘s move

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2007 12 04

Some time ago V.Putin paid a visit to Iran and took part in the Summit of leaders of the Caspian Sea states. However, the world community was more interested in the meeting of V.Putin and president of Iran Ahmadinejad and in its possible consequences.

 
 
  Kasparov vs Putin. Who will get the mate this time?

Evaldas Mikutis
2007 11 16

Coalition „The Other Russia“ announced the former World Chess Champion G.Kasparov its candidate to the presidential elections of 2008, however, the majority of political analysts consider that his political capacities are week.

According to G. Kasparov, V.Putin and his regime are the main causes of Russia‘s problems.

 
 
  Xenophobia is prospering in Russia

Auđra Radzevičiűtë
2007 11 05

Xenophobia, racism, anti-Semitism and Islamphobia has become an ordinary phenomenon in Russia, although this country publicly declares its multi-nationality and respect to various religions. However, today the margin separating xenophobia from the Russian patriotism has nearly vanished.

 
 
  New Russian government has been formed

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2007 11 01

On 24 September the new Russian Government has been formed.  Minor changes in the composition disappointed political analysts of Russia and Western countries, however, several changes should be analyzed in a more detail.

First of all it is worth while emphasizing family connections of members of the Government.

 
 
  Rattles of glory

Boris Tumanov
2007 10 24

The list of the military demarche of Moscow of the recent months worries the observers: gas „wars“ with Ukraine and Belarus, pressure of Georgia, threats on termination of the CFE Treaty and direction of the missiles towards European countries, claims to the natural resources of the Arctic, resumption of regular flights of the strategic aviation, insinuations on a possibility to review the issue of Crimea’s belonging to Ukraine and even a threat to deploy the strategic nuclear weapon in Belarus.

 
 
  „Naphthalene‘s“ smell  in the air

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2007 10 09

Some time ago president Vladimir Putin said that Russia permanently resumed long-range patrol flights of strategic bombers, which were suspended in 1992. The response of the United States to the Russian actions was quite interesting: press representative of the State Department announced that „...Russia decided to take part of the old aircraft from naphthalene… ”.

 
 
  To run away from Russia on time

Viktor Denisenko
2007 09 27

One more element added to the symptoms of reversion to the soviet times in Russia - the wave of ideological emigration. Events of 2007 revealed a trend the key principle of which can be described in several words: „to run away from Russia on time“.

This phrase has become especially relevant after the murder of the journalist A.Politkovskaya. Even being aware of huge threat to her life, she did not leave the country and proceeded with her political activity.

 
 
  Why there was no celebration of the Moscow putsch anniversary?

Valentinas Mitë
2007 09 13

By the end of August 2007, 16 years have passed after the failed putsch in the Soviet Union. There are a lot of theories, explaining its goals and what was behind this event. Some people say that M.Gorbachev organized the putsch and that his supposed arrest in Crimea and return to Moscow was a well organized play. However, a more important fact is that the putsch collapsed and this meant the end of the Soviet Union, officially registered in December of 1991 in the Belovezh forest. Fifteen soviet republics were given an opportunity to become civilized states. How did they use this opportunity?

 
 
  "Street democracy" in Russia

Viktor Denisenko
2007 09 10

Political manifestations are part of the recent political life of Russia. Their tradition comes back to the turbulent last decade of 20th age, and their current activity was predetermined by the policy of the current official authorities of the country. This has become the way for certain political and public actors of the current Russia of presenting own position and increasing their popularity.

 
 
  The Kremlin on the Air! (II)

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2007 08 06

The Russian media is famous for its negative attitude towards the Western world and especially the policy of the United States. The opposite opinion practically is not presented. This negative attitude is especially clearly expressed in the newspapers  Твой день, Комсомольская правда, Известия and TV channel Первый канал.

 
 
  The Kremlin on the Air! (I)

Vadim Volovoj, Doctor in Political Sciences
2007 08 01

In the modern world the relationship of media with the political discourse is of a fundamental nature. Theoretically, in democratic states the means of communication are independent, however, in reality TV channels, newspapers and internet websites of the Western states broadcast and publicize either single-sided or tendentiously interpreted information.

 
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Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice for terrorism and racism

2017 01 19


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the UN International Court of Justice against Russia within the framework of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, says the site of the Foreign Minister. This is done on the instructions of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, issued on 16 January.


National Armed Forces (NAF) of Latvia will deploy additional military units in three cities (1)

2017 01 18


For effective complex defence of Latvia, the establishment of a permanent division of the National Armed Forces has started in Latgale, reported the official website of the Ministry of Defence.

 



In Lithuania the amount of 110 thousand Euros was collected at a concert in support of the ATO fighters and residents of Donbass

2017 01 17


On 13 January a concert "Together to the victory" was held in Lithuania, where the audience decided to support Ukraine's defence and donated 110 thousand Euros.

 



Belarus has established a visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries

2017 01 10


Alexander Lukashenko on 9 January signed a decree № 8 "On the establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals." The document establishes visa-free entry to Belarus for a period not exceeding 5 days at the entrance through the checkpoint "National Airport Minsk" for citizens of 80 countries, - reported the press service of the President of Belarus.




The European Parliament approved the recall of visas for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia

2016 12 19


 

The European Parliament approved the granting of a visa-free regime for short-term trips to the citizens of Ukraine and Georgia, RIA Novosti reported.

 



The US House of Representatives approved actions against the influence of Russia

2016 12 08


The US House of Representatives approved a bill on establishing an inter-departmental body, the purpose of which would be to resist Russian attempts of "influencing the people and the governments" of other countries, - reported the Associated Press.


Alexander Parkhomenko. The pro-Russian (not already) President of Moldova, who was seated by the Russian Federation, stated about the way towards the EU

2016 12 02
Techno HUNDRED

"I back up": networks got surprised with the unexpected statement of the pro-Russian President Dodon about the EU.

The newly elected president of Moldova Igor Dodon, known for his pro-Russian views, stated that his country is not going to refuse from the cooperation with the European Union.

 

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