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1. Russia Matters: Robert Legvold on Russia: Insights and Recommendations.
2. The Independent (UK): Oliver Carroll, Five years on, Ukrainians ask if the Maidan revolution was really worth it. On 21 November it will be five years since a group of activists in Kiev’s Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) demonstrated for a different future for their country. No one could have predicted the quagmire that followed.
3. Ivan Katchanovski’s unique work on the Maidan snipers.
4. Awful Avalanche: Ukraine Crisis Deepens: Fresh Water Supply At Risk. [awfulavalanche.wordpress.com/2018/11/21/ukraine-crisis-deepens-fresh-water-supply-at-risk/]
5. Rob Slane’s unique work on the Skripal case.
6. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, Russian Diplomacy Is Winning the New Cold War. Washington’s attempt to “isolate Putin’s Russia” has failed and had the opposite effect.
7. RFE/RL: One-Fifth Of Russians Live In Poverty, 36 Percent In ‘Risk Zone,’ Study Finds.
8. TASS: Poll shows more than 20% of Russians tightening belts.
9. Facebook: Anatoly Karlin, Russian healthcare system.
10. Paul Goble: Russia Today is Not Where USSR was in 1991 in Three Important Respects, Two Bloggers Say.
11. TASS: Western sanctions have positively impacted Russian companies, says VTB Capital CEO.
12. Sputnik: Central Bank Reveals Why New US Sanctions to Have Less Effect on Russian Economy.
13. www.rt.com: Sanctions? Russian economy jumps 2.5% in October thanks to robust agricultural & industrial results.
14. Reuters: Russian economy expands in October but consumption slows.
15. TASS: Izvestia: Washington’s Russophobia not dampening US tourism to Russia.
16. TASS: OPCW split: Experts comment on plan to allow identifying chemical attacks perpetrators.
17. Moscow Times: Mark Galeotti, Interpol Wasn’t at Risk of Becoming Putin’s Plaything. But the West should still be relieved.
18. Interfax: Russia strengthening presence in Arctic – Putin.
19. Valdai Paper: Glenn Diesen, China’s Geoeconomics and the ‘New Cold War’
20. Al-Monitor: Yekaterina Chulkovskaya, Putin, Erdogan boost Russia-Turkey ties with TurkStream.
21. Indian Punchline: M. K. Bhadrakumar, Russo-Japanese peace treaty is doable.
22. Washington Post: To avoid sanctions, Kremlin goes off the grid. How a breakaway region near the Black Sea is helping Russia support rebels in eastern Ukraine. (excerpt)
23. www.rt.com: Five years on from Euromaidan: Did ordinary Ukrainians benefit from the Western-backed ‘revolution’? [rt.com/news/444538-five-years-on-from-euromaidan/]
24. TASS: Over 6.4 mln tourists visit Crimea in 2018.
25. Russia Insider: Paul Kindlon, Crimea’s 3000 Year History Holds Many Secrets of the Past, and the US Gov’t Doesn’t Want You to Study Them. [russia-insider.com/en/crimeas-3000-year-history-holds-many-secrets-past-and-us-govt-doesnt-want-you-study-them/ri25438]
26. The Hill: John Solomon, Questions grow about FBI vetting of Christopher Steele’s Russia expertise.
27. Wall Street Journal: Holman Jenkins, The Scapegoating of Facebook. Liberals at Harvard show, with data, why liberals elsewhere are wrong about 2016.

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