November 25, Russia’s first presidential museum opened, a monument to Boris Yeltsin’s presidency. The inauguration of the museum in Yekaterinburg gathered a wide group of guests, from President Putin to opposition activists.

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In World Affairs Vladimir V. Kara-Murza writes that the upper house of Russia’s Parliament will shortly consider a request to extend the list of so-called “undesirable foreign organizations” that supposedly threaten state security and constitutional order and are prohibited from operating in the country. The list, adopted unanimously by the Federation Council in July, currently includes 12 foreign and international NGOs, among them the National Endowment for Democracy, the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, and Freedom House.

Read Vladimir V. Kara-Murzas article below, or at World Affairs website.


Anders Åslund, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and author of the book “Ukraine: What Went Wrong and How to Fix It.” writes about the Russian proposal to restructure the $3 billion Eurobond lent to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych as well as how Putin has changed the G-20 agenda from being dominated by Ukraine to having been taken over by Syria.

Article by Anders Åslund

Thursday, November 19, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation arranged the conference Russia’s Direction – Putin’s Objectives & the European Response. The conference was well attended and received high rating from the participants.

Stephen Nix, Göran Lennmarker, Olga Shorina and Olof Ehrenkrona

Stephen Nix, Göran Lennmarker, Olga Shorina and Olof Ehrenkrona


Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation has the pleasure of welcoming you to the conference Russia’s Direction – Putin’s Objectives & the European Response at Clarion Hotel Sign in Stockholm, Thursday, November 19. Read more about the programme and how to participate below. (more…)

Lukashenka’s refusal to building a contentious air base on Belarusian territory may have an impact on the upcoming Belarusian election and future.

Read the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty article here

The Russian politician Leonid Gozman describes the developments in Russia and what life might be like after Putin, in an article published by Atlantic Council.

Read “To Prevent Global Catastrophe, Putin Must Go”

”The task of the opposition now is education and truth. And the truth is that Putin equals war and crisis.”
Boris Nemtsov, Facebook post, January 31, 2015

I en artikel i Vedomosti skriver Leonid Gozman om Putins roll i Ryssland.

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In this Bertelsmann Foundation publication, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Anders Åslund argues that Western sanctions are having a significant impact on Russia’s economy.

Read the report here.