Category: Analyse

Not exactly a Consulate: controversial opening of a representative association of so-called Donetsk People’s Republic in Marseille

“I am very glad to be here. I am very glad you are here. We received many letters of support from different political figures. It proves that we exist. It proves that the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) exists. This representation is here for this purpose”. On 25th September, 4.30 p.m., Hubert Fayard had won his ...

BMB: Russia – In Search of the Unexpected – The September 10th elections in the regions

Article published on the Bear Market Brief on September 19, 2017. The electoral success of the United Democrats in Moscow on 10 September was the most widely commented upon after the more than 6,000 local and regional elections held across Russia that day (see this report by the Moscow Times). Surprises were harder to find in the ...

BMB: Russia – The September 10th gubernatorial elections – What’s the Deal?

Bear Market Brief / On September 10th, 16 Russian regions will hold gubernatorial elections. Nearly all of the leading candidates were named acting governors by Vladimir Putin either this year or last, and there is little doubt that they will secure victory. But the vote, less than a year before the presidential election, will represent ...

Ukraine: 26 ans après l’indépendance, l’émigration reste en débat

“A chaque fois que je passe la frontière, je me pose les mêmes questions: est-ce que je ne pourrais pas faire mieux, pour moi-même, pour mes parents, pour mes enfants, pour l’Ukraine, si j’étais installée à l’étranger?” L’interrogation hante la jeune militante civique Iryna Ozymok. Et avec elle, des millions d’Ukrainiens, tentés par l’émigration. Alors ...

Donbass Blockade: Quo Vadis?

Arsen Avakov kept his word. On 13th March, the Minister of Interior did send his police forces against the activists running a blockade of railroads in the area of Toretsk (former Dzerzhinsk). At least 43 armed persons were arrested on the spot. The move has sparked anger across Ukraine. Several demonstrations were organised in different ...