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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2021-#3 :: Tuesday, 5 January 2021
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1. Financial Times: Russia says Covid vaccinations pass 1m mark. Questions remain about Moscow’s ability to supply Sputnik V jab outside big cities
2. Observer Research Foundation (India): The future beckons: What 2020 revealed for Russia in the long-term. It is the ongoing changes in the international system and impact of global recession that have laid bare the challenges before Russia.
3. Moscow Times: Russia in 2021: Looming Elections Dominate the Domestic Scene. The vote to elect deputies for Russia’s lower house of parliament, the Duma, must be held by September.
4. The FSU Brief: The Mobilisation of Mikhail Mishustin. Tougher economic times may bolster the Russian PM’s position.
5. Paul Goble: Five Developments in Russia during 2020 Likely to Play Out in and Define 2021, Serenko Says.
6. Meduza: Hey, teacher, leave them kids alone –
8. Aryyom Lukin, The end of civil wars? –
9. TASS: US breaks all rules in international politics – Kremlin.
10. Asia Times: M.K. Bhadrakumar, Biden’s security adviser gives a foreign policy preview. Incoming National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan suggests shifts in China and Iran policies and more engagement with Russia.
11. Brian Cloughley, Biden, China and Russia. The big question concern’s Biden’s intentions. Does he really consider that President Putin “has no soul” and is “the biggest threat” to America? –
12. The National Interest: What Is the Purpose of American Foreign Policy?. Several experts debated what is the purpose of America and U.S. power. (Excerpt)
13. The Kennan Institute: Robert Kutler, The Second Karabakh War and Western Strategic Thinking.
14. Brookings: Daniel L. Magruder Jr. and Rodrick H. McHaty, Reframing US Syria policy: The road to Damascus runs through Moscow –
15. The Spectator (UK): Mark Galeotti, What Boris should do about a problem like Putin’s Russia
16. Facebook: Vladimir Golstein, Russia’s Unrequited Love for the West.
17. Paul Goble: Russians in US Should Form ‘Slavic Lives Matter’ Movement, Some Americans and Russians Say.
18. Head of Ukrainian doctors’ group accuses government of ‘lying’ over refusal to register Russian Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine –
19. The “Russian hacking” NATO psyop has finally been solved
20. Moscow Times: 2020: The People Russia Lost.

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