Tag Archives: Russia

South Stream is dead. Should Hungary mourn or laugh?

12 Dec

Neither. The South Stream would not have solved much of Hungary’s problems. But neither will the country be worse-off without it. […]

Putin’s energy empire has just hit the wall

1 Dec

When a sugar-daddy goes sour… […]

This is why more Russian gas is a bad idea

28 Nov

The price of natural gas is higher in European countries where the share of Russian import is high. Most likely this is not because of import dependency, but Russian dependency. If Eastern European countries want to buy cheap gas, they need to connect to the Western-European gas market: there Russian gas has to compete with other sources, leading to much lower prices. […]

Falling barrels: Why oil prices are down 25%

20 Oct

Who will suffer and who will gain? Barrelperday blog is about to answer a lot of your burning questions below. […]

Is there a connection between Putin’s facelift and the invasion of Crimea?

18 Mar

Using plastic surgery and botox among the world’s most feared leaders: fashion or rational choice?

  The trendsetter in Moscow: Vladimir Vladimirovich (61)
Source: Celebchanges.com

Putin’s testosterone is bad for democracy – we wrote in a post on Ukraine a few weeks ago. That testosterone level has kept us thinking. […]

Putin’s testosterone is bad for democracy

7 Mar

Yanukovich’s overthrow is a warning to Putin as well: something similar may yet happen in Russia. In a post published last year we examined which countries may become more democratic in the mid-term. Ukraine was among them… and so was Russia. […]

Ukraine: The price of addiction

18 Feb

“The only free cheese is in the mousetrap.” Who profits from politicizing gas prices in Ukraine? How much is a country’s sovereignty worth?

Guest post by András György Deák, Associate Fellow at the Hungarian Institute of International Affairs. […]

Why Russians may soon travel visa-free to the USA

12 Feb

What determines whether you can travel visa-free to rich countries? It seems it is mainly economics.

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Hungary does not need new nuclear blocks

17 Jan

Hungary plans to build two new nuclear blocks in Paks. Russian Rosatom just got the deal without a tender. It will cost around 12.5 billion euros. The first block could be operational already by 2023. At least according to the intergovernmental agreement. Will it be built or not? Will it be a failure or a success? A brief analysis. […]

South Stream: Will the pipeline backfire?

18 Apr

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Bluff, empire-building or no better project?

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