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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2020-#174 :: Thursday, 24 September 2020
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1. Russia Matters: Levada Poll: 1/2 of Russians Support Idea of ‘Russia for Russians,’ About 1/5 Would Not Let in Chinese, Ukrainians.
2. TASS: Russia held highly-competitive elections, Putin says.
3. Meeting with elected regional heads –
4. Vedomosti: Russian article views population decline as means of improving quality of life.
5. Vedomosti: Aleksey Firsov: Money Generates Power. Will Entrepreneurs Be Allowed Into Politics?
6. Moscow Times: Mark Galeotti, Putin’s UN Speech Masks Decline in Confident Rhetoric. While presenting Russia as a world leader in everything from vaccine research to controlling cyberweapons, Putin was actually rehearsing the defense of a nation in decline.
7. Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS): Robert Person, Four Myths about Russian Grand Strategy.
8. TASS: Putin unwilling to return to restrictions imposed in spring 2020.
9. Officials insist second coronavirus lockdown in Russia ‘unlikely,’ say recent growth in cases was predicted & is ‘manageable’ –
10. Meduza: Tricky data. ‘Sputnik V’ developers respond to Western critics, but the debate might overlook the vaccine’s biggest problem.
11. TASS: Izvestia: Russians’ debt burden drops for the first time since 2015.
12. Russia projected to dominate global wheat exports for years to come –
13. Dances With Bears; John Helmer, RUSSIA IS NOW THE BIG CHEESE. (excerpt) –
14. History Today: The Western Gaze. Russian history through western correspondents –
15. European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS): RUSSIAN FUTURES 2030. The shape of things to come.
16. TASS: Izvestia: Strategic ultimatum – US insists on involving China in New START.
17. Sputnik: Eskimo Effect’: Putin Explains Avangard Hypersonic Glide Vehicle’s Operating Principle –
18. CNSNews: Russia, China, Iran, and Others Begin Joint Military Drills in Southern Russia.
19. TASS: Kommersant: Navalny discharged from Berlin hospital.
20. ‘Absolutely incorrect’: Kremlin spokesman ridicules Le Monde report suggesting Putin told Macron that Navalny poisoned himself –
21. Russia calls upon OPCW to release data on Navalny ‘poisoning’ to all member states; says Germany failing to provide answers –
22. Komsomolskaya Pravda: What is known about Maria Pevchikh: Navalny’s mysterious companion – connected with his foreign customers? The trail of Maria Pevchikh begins in London and seems to lead to the shadow curators of the Anti-Corruption Foundation.
23. Wall Street Journal: Alexei Navalny Supporters Probe How the Russian Opposition Leader Was Poisoned. Team scoured his hotel room and found a water bottle they say has traces of Novichok, a nerve agent.
24. Intellinews: A dozen countries refuse to recognise Lukashenko’s inauguration. Spontaneous protests broke out in the evening following Alexander Lukashenko’s secret inauguration for a sixth term.
25. Russian International Affairs Council: Tony Kevin, Why History Matters in Belarus –
26. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Ruslan Grinberg, Belarusian Lessons for Russia: Lukashenko Has a Short Time Left.
27. Russian International Affairs Council: Vyacheslav Sutyrin, Perestroika Belarusian-Style: The Logic of the Systemic Crisis –
28. Komsomolskaya Pravda: Russian tabloid looks at protest sentiments in Russia, Belarus.
29. ‘Bizarre & deeply disturbing’: MSM think that RT’s Trump deepfake parody is ADMISSION he is ‘Putin’s pawn’ –
30. Interfax: Moscow not going to interfere in U.S. domestic political processes – Russian Foreign Ministry
31. Scott Ritter, The American deep state revives its tired allegations of Russian interference in November’s presidential elections –
32. Comments on Stephen Cohen.

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