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Russian Transneft Working to Resolve Oil Quality Crisis

On Tuesday, April 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin received Nikolai Tokarev, the president of monopoly oil transit operator Transneft, to hear the latter’s report on the Druzhba pipeline situation (, April 30). Five days earlier, Germany, Poland, Czechia (the Czech Republic) and Slovakia all halted... MORE

Radicalization of Russian Youth on the Rise

Last year’s October 31 bombing of an Arkhangelsk Federal Security Service (FSB) office (see EDM, November 9, 2018) triggered an investigation, which recently released its final report. The conclusions of the report reveal that a participant in an online “insurgent speech” chat room, writing under... MORE

Pension Reform in Russia: Far From Forgotten

Much of the recent focus on Russia has been on the World Cup and the Helsinki Summit, but Russians domestically have not forgotten about the government’s controversial ongoing pension reform plan. The population is extremely unhappy with the proposal to raise the pension age from... MORE