The Russian press this week focused mostly on domestic issues, including “Black Tuesday” and Vladimir Putin’s annual press conference. But the media also picked up on the detente in relations between Havana and Washington
At Vladimir Putin’s final press conference of 2014, the Russian president answered reporters’ questions on a range of topics from the fall of the ruble, the Ukraine crisis and relations with the United States to the size of his salary
With Russia losing traditional partners in Europe, it is trying to find new ones in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Yet can these “new allies” replace the partners Russia has lost over its schism with the West?
While Russia's Central Bank increased its interest rate to 17 percent, the steep depreciation of the ruble and the oil prices drop have negative implications for Russia’s economy and its ability to integrate with other nations in the Eurasian Union
A recent treaty sighed with Abkhazia signals Moscow’s strategic priorities in the region. The more that Georgia leans toward NATO and the West, the more that Moscow will engage Abkhazia and South Ossetia
With Russia and the EU still trading barbs over the Ukraine crisis, the necessity to build Cooperative Greater Europe remains an issue for international expertise. RIAC's Program Director Ivan Timofeev sheds light on three major obstacles in the creation of a Greater Europe and highlights the options to solve them