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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2020-#198 :: Monday, 9 November 2020
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1. Moscow Times: Russia Won’t Congratulate Biden on U.S. Election Victory Before Official Results – Kremlin.
2. Facebook: Fred Weir, Re “Russian Media Is Angry and Desperate Over Biden Win”
3. TASS: US domestic political climate affects dialogue with Moscow, says source.
4. Financial Times: Moscow braced for anti-Russian rhetoric and more confrontation. While some detect a hatred for Russia in Biden camp, others foresee more pragmatic stance on arms control and Iran.
5. TASS: Kremlin: Coronavirus situation in Russia alarming, selective restrictions imposed so far.
6. The Bell: Production problems hamper Russian vaccine roll-out – thebell.io/en/production-problems-hamper-russian-vaccine-roll-out/
7. Wall Street Journal: Russia’s Covid Surge Exacts a Heavy Toll on Its Emergency Responders. A shortage of paramedics pushes wait times for ambulances to 24 hours as the virus continues to reach new highs.
8. ispionline.it: Mark Galeotti, The Communist Party of Russia: More Than Soviet Nostalgia
9. Meduza: Liberals can’t build Russia’s democratic future until they connect with its democratic past. (Alexander Tsipko)
10. rt.com: Russian economy to cope with coronavirus shock better than expected – European Commission – rt.com/business/505714-russian-gdp-forecast-covid19/
11. Moscow Times: Russian Ruble, Stocks Surge on Vaccine Optimism.
12. Russia Beyond: How Russia became the world’s LARGEST gas exporter – rbth.com/business/332975-russia-worlds-largest-gas-exporter
13. rt.com: Time to normalize US-Russian relations? Former Soviet leader Gorbachev hopes Biden will engage in ‘serious dialogue’ with Kremlin – rt.com/russia/506182-biden-constructive-dialog-kremlin/
15. rt.com: Is the outcome of US election good or bad for Russia? Western media can’t decide – rt.com/russia/506132-moscow-reaction-biden-victory/
16. Moscow Times: Steven Pifer, Trump’s Loss Not Necessarily Russia’s. If Putin and the Kremlin exercise some moderation, they can expect from the next American president a readiness for serious dialogue.
17. Voice of America: How Will a President Joe Biden Approach Russia? – voanews.com/2020-usa-votes/how-will-president-joe-biden-approach-russia
18. Moscow Times: Michele Berdy, Getting the Electoral College Right in Russian.
19. New York Times: Putin Is Mum on Biden’s Victory, Foreshadowing Tense Years Ahead. Early signs indicate that Russia’s leader is preparing for a deeply adversarial relationship with the next U.S. president.
20. Washington Post: Russia gloated over U.S. election disarray. Now, it faces Biden’s tougher line.
21. rt.com: Almost half of Russians in US have experienced discrimination alongside ‘unfair’ portrayal of country in media – survey – rt.com/russia/506028-discrimination-russophobia-presidential-election/
22. Russian International Affairs Council: International Discussion on Prospects for US-Russia Relations after the US Elections. (Video) – russiancouncil.ru/en/news/international-discussion-on-prospects-for-us-russia-relations-after-the-us-elections/
23. Russian International Affairs Council: Vladislav Belov, Russia-Germany: Crisis of Political Confidence as a Factor in Asymmetrical Relations – russiancouncil.ru/en/analytics-and-comments/analytics/russia-germany-crisis-of-political-confidence-as-a-factor-in-asymmetrical-relations/
24. Valdai Discussion Club: Andrey Sushentsov, The Risk of a Big War in the South Caucasus and Russia’s Position – valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/the-risk-of-a-big-war-in-the-south-caucasus/
25. Intellinews: Azerbaijan, Armenia ‘close to striking meaningful ceasefire’, Baku claims capture of Shusha.
26. Reuters: Analysis: Russia and Turkey keep powder dry in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
27. Asia Times: Russia, Turkey near a deal for Nagorno-Karabakh. Proposal calls for the deployment of joint Russian-Turkish peacekeeping force and allows Azerbaijan to keep recently captured territory.
28. Intellinews: A record 1,000 protesters arrested at Belarus weekend demonstration.
29. Wall Street Journal: Belarusian Leader Resists Efforts to Unseat Him. Weekly mass rallies and sanctions by Western nations fail to weaken Alexander Lukashenko’s resolve to remain in power.
30. TASS: Ukrainian president says he tested positive for coronavirus.
31. RFE/RL: More Than Just An Onlooker, Ukraine Largely Relieved At U.S. Election Result.
32. The National Interest: Melinda Haring, Ukraine’s Big Backslide Continues. Anti-corruption efforts were among the most positive results of Ukraine’s 2014 revolution. The setbacks on this front are a stark warning that progress isn’t permanent and can be lost with depressing ease.
33. rt.com: Moscow claims Navalny poisoning clearly an “amateurishly staged stunt” after EU governments ignore requests for evidence – rt.com/russia/505994-moscow-claims-navalny-poisoning/
34. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Press release on the sequence of events in the Alexey Navalny case – mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/4415769
35. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, DEFENCE TURNS THE MH17 SHOW TRIAL INTO A CIRCUS. (excerpt) – johnhelmer.net/defence-turns-the-mh17-show-trial-into-a-circus/print/
36. Responsible Statecraft: Anatol Lieven, US strategists lost empathy, along with their wars – responsiblestatecraft.org/2020/11/03/how-u-s-strategists-lost-simple-empathy-along-with-their-wars/