Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal provokes more protests in Armenia

Peace deal that was signed in the evening of November 10 by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, took effect as of 01:00 local time November 11 (21:00 GMT November 10). Under the deal, Armenian forces will withdraw from Nagorno-Karabakh, and Russian peacekeepers will take control of the line of contact between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.

Putin Seeking to Impunity for his Inner Circle, Claims Expert

Russia’s former Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who is much younger than Putin, is also the only living former president of Russia, recalls the political expert Fyodor Krasheninnikov.

Vladimir Putin to Announce Political Transition in January, Says Political Expert

Recently political expert Valery Solovey has begun to give more details about the future political transition in Russia. For example, not long ago he said that “Putin will announce the transition in January.”

Telegraph Sheds Light on Grounds for Rumors on Putin's «Illness»

It seems that the Russian President has really squandered his former enthusiasm and has also lost confidence and influence over the government, the British news analyst Mark Galeotti said in a recent opinion piece in the Daily Telegraph. “But we still don't know anything for sure,” he continued. “Instead, we can only rely only on some allusions."

Putin’s Colossal Defeat, Political Scientist Says on US Elections

The U.S. presidential race in 2020 was something akin to the election held four years ago when the victory went to republican billionaire Donald Trump.

Russian “gay Lobby” Might Make Putin Tolerant to Tikhanovskaya and Opposition, Says Political Scientist

“Compromise has to be found,” Belkovsky said. “Chances are gay lobby will also play an important mediating role in this situation. It has quite a lot of power and influence [all over the world,] including in Russia. For example, the Russian gay lobby might make Vladimir Putin tolerant to Tikhanovskaya and the opposition.”

Officials and Oligarchs are Growing Stout, Says CPRF Leader

Recently, some political scientists have discussed the emblematic results of a survey conducted by the Romir holding company and the rating of Russians’ trust in a number of politicians and media personalities based on its results.

Vladimir Putin is Leaving Supreme Power, Says Political Expert

In recent years, the transit of power in Russia or extension of Vladimir Putin's term of office is one of the most popular subjects for a huge number of political scientists. It should be said that experts have many reasons to continue this discussion.

Khrushchev Surprised World With His Speech and His Shoe at UN Assembly

On October 12, 1960, Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, delivered a speech at the 15th session of the General Assembly of the UN, which was held in New York. The very emotional words of Khrushchev holding a shoe in his hand received wide publicity and made it in the history of diplomacy.

Betrayal of Port Arthur

On October 13, 1954 Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, surrendered the oldest and most important Soviet military base in the Pacific without a fight. It is common knowledge that at the end of the XIX century, in order to counteract the rapidly militarizing Japan, Russia leased Port Arthur, the deep-water port at the tip of the Liaodong Peninsula in Manchuria, from China for 25 years.

Fight for Right to Become Putin's Successor Begins, Says Political Expert

“This even looks like a squabble, not a political fight,” said Valery Solovey. “The competition for the right to take over Putin's powers has already started. It is taking place right now. In total, there are about twelve candidates for the role of his successor. Timchenko, Sechin, Patrushev, Kovalchuks, Sobyanin, and Medvedev are among them.”

Russians Might be Deprived of Their Pensions, says Russian Economist

In the past, the Russian authorities have made every effort to persuade residents that freezing their pension savings was only a forced and temporary measure and it would be abolished a bit later. Then the pension savings diligently accumulated by the working population would be returned to their accounts.

Moscow City Duma Shaken by Scandal Around CPRF Faction

Oleg Sheremetyev, the Moscow City Duma lawmaker and a member of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF,) became a figure in the criminal case under Part 3 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code that cites gross fraud committed by a person using the official position.

Kiev, Washington Might be Pondering Deterioration in Crimea

In the past few years, the number of dubious incidents involving military aircraft and warships at the Russian borders near the Crimean peninsula has increased significantly.

State Coup Attempt in Kyrgyzstan

On Sunday, October 4, Kyrgyzstan held elections of deputies for the parliament. Voter turnout was 56.6 %. According to preliminary data, four parties got seats in parliament. The opposition failed to clear the 7 % threshold. After that, its representatives reported violations in the vote counting procedure.