Tag: Russia

Russian Patriarch Kyrill (left) ordains Belarussian metropolitan Veniamin (right) @patriarchia.ru

Religioscope: En Biélorussie, des confessions religieuses face aux enjeux géopolitiques

Si la plupart des prélats, notamment chrétiens orthodoxes, se contentent d’appels au calme et au dialogue dans leurs communications publiques, la sphère religieuse est bel et bien en ébullition. Au-delà des incertitudes actuelles, certains équilibres structurels pourraient être remis en cause.

BMB Russia: Weekly Columns #13

Fabrice Deprez is a weekly columnist on Russian politics for BMB Russia. Following are the columns published in BMB Russia’s weekly newsletter from May to early July 2020. Subscribe to BMB Russia & Ukraine here. July 7 One week of voting on the 206 amendments to the Russian constitution concluded as the Electoral Commission announced 77.92% of ...

L’Invité D&B: The perspective of Russia, China and the EU on the political crisis in Belarus – between intervention, support and influence

Given that the political crisis is already geopolitical, the Belarusian opposition must capitalize on geopolitical factors in its favor, just as Lukashenko does...

Russian Patriarch Kyrill (left) ordains Belarussian metropolitan Veniamin (right) @patriarchia.ru

Geopolitics of Christian Orthodoxy & the Belarussian crisis

It was time to have "at the head of the Belarusian Church a man who was born in Belarus, knows Belarusian and was raised in a Belarusian milieu" - how Russian patriarch Kyrill understands the national question in the mid of Belarussian protests

BMB Russia: Weekly Columns #12

Fabrice Deprez is a weekly columnist on Russian politics for BMB Russia. Following are the columns published in BMB Russia’s daily newsletter from March to May 2020. Subscribe to BMB Russia & Ukraine here. May 7 Between a raging coronavirus epidemic, a sick Prime minister, low oil prices and polls pointing at rising skepticism towards ...

BMB Russia: Weekly Columns #11

Fabrice Deprez is a weekly columnist on Russian politics for BMB Russia. Following are the columns published in BMB Russia’s daily newsletter from January to March 2020. Subscribe to BMB Russia & Ukraine here. March 12 In January 2020, Vladimir Putin told the Federal Assembly (both the Duma and Federation Council) that constitutional changes should ...

BMB Russia: Weekly Columns #10

Fabrice Deprez is a weekly columnist on Russian politics for BMB Russia. Following are the columns published in BMB Russia’s daily newsletter from October to December 2019. Subscribe to BMB Russia & Ukraine here. December 19 The traditional end-of-the-year wave of gubernatorial resignations started, as we reported in the Monday issue. Let’s look at one ...

BMB Russia: Weekly Columns #9

Fabrice Deprez is a weekly columnist on Russian politics for BMB Russia. Following are the columns published in BMB Russia’s daily newsletter from July to October 2019. Subscribe to BMB Russia & Ukraine here. October 17 The Kremlin is looking at the potential creation of a “green party” as an answer to the rising ecological ...

L’Invité D&B: The EU’s conditionality and fighting Euroscepticism in Eastern Partnership

The variety of Euroscepticism in the EU's Eastern Neighborhood is growing as political contacts intensify, and European practices expand. The increased visibility of the EU in the region accentuates various forms of Euroscepticism. These stem from the reactions of authoritarian or hybrid regimes to European intentions to democratically reform its Eastern European neighbors. However, the most visible Euroscepticism arises from Russian geopolitical discourse, amplified by Russian disinformation. By Dionis Cenusa

L’Invité D&B: The Eurasian Union and the health crisis: lacking integration and geopolitical ambitions

L'Invité D&B This crisis is testing both the advanced European and underdeveloped Eurasian supranationalisms. By Dionis Cenusa