Russian Repression
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Russian Repression

On 1 July 2020, Putin introduced a new time system for Russia. He began the “chronicle of the new time” with the “new” year 1937. Having reset presidential term limits to zero, the now “lifelong”…
Putin–Biden Meeting Results
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Putin–Biden Meeting Results

On 16 June, U.S. President Joe Biden and President of Russia Vladimir Putin met in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of a bilateral summit. The meeting was held behind closed doors and ended at about 17:05…
Weeding Out Russian Opposition
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Weeding Out Russian Opposition

Putin’s regime cleans familiar oppositionists out of the realm and thus prepares the ground for new figures. Putin can no longer pretend to be a “democrat.” He has neither time nor opportunity to do so. The…
Russia Starts to Fill Nord Stream 2 with Gas
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Russia Starts to Fill Nord Stream 2 with Gas

Nord Stream 2 will start to be filled with gas on 11 June as the offshore section of the gas pipeline’s first string is technically complete, Russian media reported with reference to the Nord Stream 2 operator. “The offshore part of one line…
Belarus Starts Trade War against Ukraine
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Belarus Starts Trade War against Ukraine

The Belarusian authorities imposed an individual licensing regime for the import of a number of Ukrainian goods. According to the press service of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, the sanctions will affect confectionery, chocolate,…