Russian Resurgence Timeline

Mar 02 2015

Estonia: Ruling Party Prevails In Elections

Estonia's ruling Reform Party emerged as the overall winner in the general election March 1, pulling ahead of the Centre Party that had been leading in polls, Euractiv reported March 2.
Feb 16 2015

Russia: Government Vows To Respond To EU Sanctions

Moscow said Feb. 16 that it would respond to EU sanctions, which it calls inconsistent and illogical, against several prominent figures in the country, EU Business reported.
Feb 10 2015

Ukraine's Dependence on the West Grows

The country's mounting economic and political challenges will weaken its bargaining position in talks with Russia and the West.
Feb 07 2015

U.S.: Considering Lethal Aid to Ukraine

U.S. attempts to pressure Russia to end hostilities in eastern Ukraine risk provoking an escalation.
Dec 31 2014

The Tumultuous Birth of the Eurasian Economic Union

The bloc will come into effect amid regional economic difficulties stemming from Russia's current decline.
Dec 23 2014

Russia's Economic Concerns Could Have a Calming Effect in Ukraine

Europe and Russia are both operating under economic constraints that could force both sides toward an understanding on the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
Dec 17 2014

With Ruble in Free Fall, the U.S. Pushes Putin to the Edge

A Russian collapse may have serious unintended consequences.
Dec 16 2014

Viewing Russia From the Inside

A visit to Moscow revealed Russians' reactions to economic adversity and their perspective on actions in Ukraine.
Dec 11 2014

Russia Refocuses on the Middle East

Russia's diplomatic activities in the region have less to do with bilateral relations than with keeping the United States preoccupied.
Dec 04 2014

Russia: Putin's Annual Speech Marks Dramatic Shift

The past year has brought major geopolitical and economic challenges for Russia, and Moscow's thinking has changed accordingly.
Nov 28 2014

Russia Expands Military Influence Over Georgia

Russia's military agreement with Abkhazia shows it does not need to annex breakaway regions to have influence in the former Soviet periphery.
Overview

Despite ongoing demographic, economic and geopolitical problems, Russia is using every tool at its disposal to reassert itself in the former
Soviet Union. Rather than taking back its former position as the patron state of many Central Asian, Caucasus and Eastern European countries, the Kremlin is attempting to exert softer control over its former republics.

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