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MOSCOW BLOG: Will Russia invade Belarus?

August 17, 2020

Lukashenko went on TV on August 15 to announce that he would ask Putin to help Belarus “restore order” as the protests “threaten the whole former Soviet space". Is a Russian invasion really on the cards?

MOSCOW BLOG: Does Lukashenko have enough forces to oppress the entire country?

August 13, 2020

Does Lukashenko have enough forces to oppress the entire country? The jails in Minsk are already overflowing and Lukashenko is now hanging on to power by brute force alone.

MOSCOW BLOG: Europe must act and stop the arbitrary terror Belarus President Lukashenko has unleashed on his people

August 13, 2020

The Belarusian people are suffering from “arbitrary terror” after Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko unleashed a brutal security operation against his population literally hours after the polls closed on the eve of the presidential elections

MOSCOW BLOG: It's Russia’s cheapest crisis ever and the CBR is still accumulating cash

June 10, 2020

Its Russia’s cheapest crisis ever and the country is still accumulating cash, despite the coronacrisis

MOSCOW BLOG: Russia’s rebound becomes visible as the ruble breaks below RUB70 to the dollar

June 3, 2020

The ruble broke back below RUB70 to the dollar this week and was trading at RUB68.48 to the dollar after oil prices briefly touched $40. A predicted rebound in the Russian economy appears to be underway.

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