European Union

First months of EU’s free trade with Georgia and Moldova encouraging, Lithuanian official says

Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting on Trade took place on 7 May in Brussels. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Rolandas Kriščiūnas said that although the European Union‘s (EU) trade volume with Georgia and Moldova was growing, the benefit of free trade treaties would be revealed fully once the countries implemented economic, political and legal reforms. […]

V.Putinas, A.Duginas, H.Džemalis, D.Umarovas ir Š.Basajevas

Putin’s Russia. Do traces of KGB, FSB and GRU lead to Islamic State?

Again, this article will not be related to the structure, clans, their interrelations, and KGB basis in Putin’s current regime. This essay is a sequel of the previous piece which aimed to take another glimpse at Putin’s suspicious links with international terrorism. […]

Refugee camp in Georgia

Kremlin said to be developing plan for partitioning Georgia

Since the start of this year, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has invaded Ukraine, annexed Crimea and pushed for Ukraine’s “federalization.” The severe international concern caused by these actions was further compounded last month (August 2014) by Vladimir Zhirinovsky’s statement in Yalta that after Moscow subdues Ukraine, it will move against other post-Soviet countries in order to rebuild the Russian Empire. Not surprisingly, many countries in the region have thus been forced to consider where the Kremlin might move next and what means it might employ against them—from demands for “federalization” to open aggression. […]