21.4 C
Vienna
Monday, June 17, 2024

Russia: Weekly Report (23.10 – 29.10)

This report describes the key events that significantly impacted Russia’s political, economic, and social processes.

Based on the results of the past week, the following trends can be summarised:

  • Putin is demonstrating in every possible way the importance of the Latin American direction for the further development of relations between Russia and the Global South. In this case, Lula da Silva is a highly desirable ally today, not only because of Brazil’s presidency of the UN Security Council. Also, Brazil and Russia could potentially form an “internal front” within BRICS, which would allow Putin to gain new allies within the organisation and reduce dependence on China.
  • Russia is becoming more and more actively involved in the conflict in the Middle East, which intensifies communication with Türkiye. Both Russia and Türkiye morally support the Palestinians and accuse Israel of failure to implement the Oslo Accords (regarding the creation of an independent Palestinian state). For Türkiye, the situation is all the more significant since the conflict around Hamas and Israel unfolded on the historical lands of the Ottoman Empire, exactly on the eve of the centenary of the creation of the Turkish Republic. This is perceived painfully by conservative Turkish circles, which are considered Erdogan’s support. Putin is trying to act as Erdogan’s ally in the Middle East to redirect his activities from Syria and the South Caucasus.
  • The events in Dagestan that unfolded over the weekend were clearly pre-planned. Although a large number of Jews traditionally live in Dagestan, they play an essential role in the life of the republic. Versions regarding the provocation of anti-Jewish protests by subversive centres on the territory of Ukraine or Turkey, as well as the attempt to link oppositionist Ilya Ponomarev to organising the protests, look too far-fetched. At the same time, it is worth assuming that serious personnel changes may soon occur with a shift in the main groups of influence in the region.

This report highlights the following topics that were most relevant for Russia during 23rd – 29th of October:

1. Telephone conversation between Vladimir Putin and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva;

2. Meeting of Vladimir Putin with Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov;

3. Telephone conversation between Vladimir Putin and Türkiye President Recep Tayyip Erdogan;

4. Training of strategic deterrent forces with practical launches of ballistic and cruise missiles;

5. Meeting of Vladimir Putin with members of the Government;

6. Meeting of Vladimir Putin with Grigory Yavlinsky;

7. Statement by the Russian Ministry of Defense on the interception by Russian air defence systems of a Ukrainian drone near the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant;

8. Sergei Lavrov’s visit to Tehran and participation in the “3+3” format meeting on the South Caucasus;

9. Visit of Sergei Lavrov to Minsk;

10. Visit of the HAMAS delegation to Moscow;

11. Anti-Israeli protests in Dagestan.

This Content Is Only For Subscribers

Please subscribe to unlock this content. Enter your email to get access.
Your email address is 100% safe from spam!

This report describes the key events that significantly impacted Russia’s political, economic, and social processes.

Based on the results of the past week, the following trends can be summarised:

  • Putin is demonstrating in every possible way the importance of the Latin American direction for the further development of relations between Russia and the Global South. In this case, Lula da Silva is a highly desirable ally today, not only because of Brazil’s presidency of the UN Security Council. Also, Brazil and Russia could potentially form an “internal front” within BRICS, which would allow Putin to gain new allies within the organisation and reduce dependence on China.
  • Russia is becoming more and more actively involved in the conflict in the Middle East, which intensifies communication with Türkiye. Both Russia and Türkiye morally support the Palestinians and accuse Israel of failure to implement the Oslo Accords (regarding the creation of an independent Palestinian state). For Türkiye, the situation is all the more significant since the conflict around Hamas and Israel unfolded on the historical lands of the Ottoman Empire, exactly on the eve of the centenary of the creation of the Turkish Republic. This is perceived painfully by conservative Turkish circles, which are considered Erdogan’s support. Putin is trying to act as Erdogan’s ally in the Middle East to redirect his activities from Syria and the South Caucasus.
  • The events in Dagestan that unfolded over the weekend were clearly pre-planned. Although a large number of Jews traditionally live in Dagestan, they play an essential role in the life of the republic. Versions regarding the provocation of anti-Jewish protests by subversive centres on the territory of Ukraine or Turkey, as well as the attempt to link oppositionist Ilya Ponomarev to organising the protests, look too far-fetched. At the same time, it is worth assuming that serious personnel changes may soon occur with a shift in the main groups of influence in the region.

This report highlights the following topics that were most relevant for Russia during 23rd – 29th of October:

1. Telephone conversation between Vladimir Putin and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva;

2. Meeting of Vladimir Putin with Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov;

3. Telephone conversation between Vladimir Putin and Türkiye President Recep Tayyip Erdogan;

4. Training of strategic deterrent forces with practical launches of ballistic and cruise missiles;

5. Meeting of Vladimir Putin with members of the Government;

6. Meeting of Vladimir Putin with Grigory Yavlinsky;

7. Statement by the Russian Ministry of Defense on the interception by Russian air defence systems of a Ukrainian drone near the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant;

8. Sergei Lavrov’s visit to Tehran and participation in the “3+3” format meeting on the South Caucasus;

9. Visit of Sergei Lavrov to Minsk;

10. Visit of the HAMAS delegation to Moscow;

11. Anti-Israeli protests in Dagestan.

This Content Is Only For Subscribers

Please subscribe to unlock this content. Enter your email to get access.
Your email address is 100% safe from spam!

More articles

Latest article