Vladislav Surkov and Vladimir Putin
CORPORATE

Liberal democracy is closing down – time has come for Lithuania’s Putinisation

“Foreign politicians accuse Russia of meddling in elections and referendums around the world. In reality, everything is more serious. Russia is meddling with people’s minds and those same people do not know what to do with their altered consciousness”, – writes the creator of Putinism ideology and the term “sovereign democracy”, Vladislav Surkov. […]

Yandex.Taxi car
Defence

Lithuania’s SSD advises against using Yandex.Taxi app

Lithuania’s State Security Department recommends people who might be of interest to Russian special services not to use the Yandex.Taxi ride-sharing app. […]

Vladimir Putin
Opinion

Upcoming presidential election in Russia and Putin 4.0 System

The Russian presidential election will take place in a month, but the winner is already clear. The only candidate capable of receiving wider support from voters, Alexey Navalny, has been banned from registering as a candidate due to his criminal record, stemming from a fraud conviction he views as illegitimate. Accordingly, the question now is not about what kind of elections these will be, but what they will mean for Vladimir Putin’s fourth term. In other words, what will the Putin 4.0 system look like? What challenges will it face? […]

Vladimir Putin
CORPORATE

The Baltic states in Russian military strategy

Today, it is generally accepted inside NATO that the events of 2014 marked Russia‘s turn towards an avowedly revisionist course, whose ambit extends well beyond Ukraine itself. Were it not for Moscow’s justification of its […]

Russian ship Kaliningrad
Defence

Lithuania closely watching Russia-China military maneuvers in Baltic Sea

Lithuania’s defense officials say they are keeping a close eye on the joint Russian-Chinese military exercise gaining momentum in the Baltic Sea. […]

Mindaugas Bastys
CORPORATE

PM’s Bastys Russian contacts and connections

Social Democrat Mindaugas Bastys was refused to be granted access to classified information due to his suspect relations with individuals linked to Russia. In other words the State Security Department (VSD) suspects that due to […]