Two years ago Azerbaijani army showed off Czech howitzers and rocket launchers in a promotional video — despite the fact Czech Republic did not officially export military equipment to the country. How the weapons end up in the country immersed in a deadly conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh?
In November 2018, several Polish activists and journalists from a leftist website joined Russia’s CIS-EMO delegation on a trip to Madagascar to monitor the country’s presidential election. The group of observers included people with links to the Kremlin. Yet instead of acting as observers, they secretly funded the campaigns of several presidential candidates.
Máté Hegedűs was walking on Deák tér, one of the busiest areas of Budapest recently. His long hair, his earring, flower-patterned shirt and colorful shoes made him stand out from the crowd. Someone suddenly shouted at him ’look, there goes a gay guy!’. He actually used a very vulgar expression. ’I don’t mind being stared […]
Many Western allies of Hungary are worried about Russia’s International Investment Bank (IIB) having moved its seat to Budapest. In the meantime the government of Hungary and IIB’s management are arguing that this is only a regular international bank and cannot even be categorized as ‘Russian.’ However, VSquare and its partners reveal how IIB’s head […]
The management board of the Russian-led International Investment Bank (IIB) held its first meeting in its new headquarters, Budapest, this week. The move of IIB from Moscow to Budapest has been controversial since it was announced: experts, historians and the media have been worried that the bank would be a tool for the Kremlin to […]
The parliamentary elections in the fall in Poland will be crucial. We’ve already seen in Hungary what eight years in power can mean both for the governing party and its loyalist structures and the opposition — says Zselyke Csaky form Freedom House in intervew with Vsquare