Svante Cornell was quoted in Forbes on Vardanyan and how Russia operates
February 6, 2023: Svante Cornell, Director, was quoted in a Forbes article about the energy crisis in Europe.
“I think he serves a Russian interest in that region,” says Svante Cornell. “The use of oligarchs is nothing new for Russia. They did this in Moldova. They did this in Georgia. The oligarch card is not new, so this is why people see this as a telltale sign. It is how Russia has operated in the past,” he says about Vardanyan.