Persona non grata

January 4, 2017 Thomas Armbruster 0

Being declared “persona non grata” is the diplomatic equivalent of being shown the “red card” in soccer. It’s game over. However, in some situations, it can also be a badge of honor. […]

What’s Moscow Planning For 2017?

October 23, 2016 Sergey Denisov 0

In a country where almost everything is owned and managed by the Government which in turn is essentially run by the office of the President, the outcome of the next Presidential campaign is going to be both about survival and maintenance of the status quo. […]

Russian Parliamentary Elections : Changes Are Unlikely

September 14, 2016 Sergey Denisov 0

Given the relative weakness of the “opposition” political parties, no matter how the popular vote is eventually split on election day among these parties, the overall election results will be in favor of the current establishment, with United Russia party still dominating the election defying all possible political alignments among the opposition. […]

Russia’s Upcoming Fiscal Crisis

August 4, 2016 Sergey Denisov 0

The numbers are not on the right side for Kremlin. Russian treasury’s coffers may well be enough for just another year. Some estimates suggest, by the end of 2017 the Russian Government, the biggest employer […]