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  1. Paulweber

    How Russia Uses the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The whole world is affected by a pandemic caused by the new virus COVID-19. Cases of infection have been reported in more than 150 countries. About 200,000 cases have been reported, 80,000 of which have recovered and more than 8,000 have died of complications caused by the infection. Many...
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    What will be Russian response to Saudi oil intervention?

    World markets are still jeopardized by the consequences of quick downsize of oil prices, as the result of failed negotiations between the Russian Federation and OPEC+ partners and following decision of Saudi Arabia government to decrease oil prices and to increase amounts of oil mining alongside...
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    MH-17 trial: will guilty persons be revealed?

    6 years have passed since the Malaysian Boeing MH-17 was crashed in the sky over Donbas region, 298 people (citizens of Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia) died in this catastrophe. For all these years the relatives of victims were searching for the answer, who is in charge of deaths of their...
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    Will Ukraine pour water on a Russian mill?

    After Brexit, the authorities of certain parts of the United Kingdom seriously considered whether it would be profitable for them to remain under the British "Union Jack" outside the European Union or to try to improve their situation by altering their status. And, if Northern Ireland, for...
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    Military parade in Moscow: the triumph of cynicism

    On May 9, 2020 the military parade to tribute the 75th anniversary of victory in World War II is going to take place in Moscow. But even now it is obvious that it would be not the celebration of the victory over Nazism and honoring the veterans of World War II, but the celebration of vanity of...
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    Modern Russia: imaginary greatness and real aggression

    When there are no meaningful achievements to demonstrate victories of the past become their substitute. This is how Kremlin ideologists work. That is why in modern Russia the victory of USSR in WW II is raised to some ideological absolute. During the last two decades the cult of Victory Day...
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    Political odour of coronavirus disaster

    On February 20, a small eight-thousand Ukrainian town Novy Sanzhary attracted attention of international media. It’s all the fault of the clashes and protests initiated by citizens opposing return of Ukrainians from Chinese Wuhan to stay for two-week quarantine. Facilities were provided by the...
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    The Munich Conference: 12 steps towards Russia

    The Munich Conference is the most representative realpolitik forum throughout the world. Russia has not snatched the opportunity to use this international platform to strike a hybrid blow at Ukraine. On February 14, a document entitled "Twelve Steps Toward Greater Security in Ukraine and the...
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    The moral dilemma for President Macron

    The President of France has the ambition to return to his state its former grandeur within the European continent and turn it into the new leader of a renewed United Europe. To this end, he set about to reconcile the European Union and Russia in order to secure peace and partnership from Brest...
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    Russia’s comeback to PACE – challenge for the united Europe

    The return of Russian delegation to PACE appeared to be serious test not only for this organization, but for the whole system of European partnership in general. It is well known that Russia was banned from taking part in PACE meetings as the result of brutal violations of international law...
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    Russia’s trace in PS752 crash

    Almost a month (on 8 January 2020) ago the airspace above Iran has become the place for terrible accident that took many lives and divided many families’ lives into ‘before and after’. PS752 (UIA-752) was shot down by the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) shortly after takeoff from Tehran...
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    Pro-Russian demarche of PACE member

    Ukraine has returned to PACE. One of the reasons for that comeback was the necessity to oppose the aggressive strategy of Russia in general and inside PACE in particular. Returning its delegation back to PACE, Ukraine is going to use all international law instruments to protect its sovereignty...
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    The prominent beneficiary of air crash in Iran?

    Iran has officially recognized the fact of downing of Ukrainian Boeing-737 in the sky above Tehran. However, there are a lot of blind spots remained in this tragedy. In particular, according to the statement of the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ aerospace division, the downing of...
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    Russian-Hungarian energy partnership – Trojan horse for Europe?

    The relations between Hungary and Europe cannot be characterized as friendly for the recent years. The latest evidence of that was the appeal of Hungarian parliament addressed to the State Duma of Russia to combine forces “to protect national minorities in Ukraine”. However during the 12th UN...
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    Nord Stream 2 is not the way to downsize natural gas prices in Europe

    Though Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is expected to be run in 2020, it is highly unlikely it can change gas prices. Likewise the construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline faces another legal problem when Denmark’s Energy Agency requested Nord stream developer to submit the third permit application for...
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    Meeting of Czech President with Crimean collaborators

    The recent meeting of Czech President Milosh Zeman and representatives of organization “Kyrym Birligi” during the 101th anniversary of Czechoslovakia establishment provoked a lot of questions, and the world community will barely see answers on. Obviously it is not surprise that absolutely...
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    Another man-triggered disaster in Russia: Moscow’s tactics are predictable - silence and denial

    We are increasingly witnessing all kinds of environmental disasters around the world, but more often it is about Russia, where the causes of loss of lives and ecosystem damage are not industrial, but negligence and irresponsibility of people. In Russia, such events occur with enviable...
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    Why is Steinmeier formula beneficial for Russia?

    Russian experts, political scientists, members of the State Duma and the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation are involved in the discussions on the Steinmeier formula for Donbass. Most experts believe that implementation of this formula is impossible, however backing it, Russia ensures...
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    Russian network to down the MH-17 investigation results

    Ukrainian internet platform ‘Myrotvorets’ that gathers personal data of persons who threaten the state security announced that several foreign citizens were added to database because of attempts to influence on MH-17 case investigation. One of them is Russian journalist of the State TV company...
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    Parliamentary elections in Poland: will Europe face changes?

    The political map of Europe is facing serious test – on Oct.13th there will be elections to Lower house and Upper house of Polish parliament. Ability of Prawo i Sprawiedliwość to keep its leadership may influence not so much the internal political situation in Poland as the relations inside the...