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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2020-#213 :: Saturday, 28 November 2020
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1. Sarah Lindemann-Komarova, COVID Second Wave in Siberia: “Who By Fire”
2. CBC (Canada): Chris Brown, Russia says its COVID vaccine is 95% effective. So why is there still Western resistance to it? Despite issues about transparency, Russia’s vaccine appears to work well, say experts.
3. Covid-19-driven recession may see Russian economy contract by 4.5% & a million plunged into poverty, says finance guru Kudrin –
4. The Barents Observer (Norway): Top official: This is what Arctic climate change will cost Russia. Direct damage on buildings and infrastructure will be up to €99 billion, says Deputy Minister of the Far East and Arctic Aleksandr Krutikov.
5. Moscow Times: Russia to Close Down Barents Region’s Biggest Air Polluter.
6. Russia working on MASSIVE oil project to boost country’s position in Arctic.
7. Reuters: Russia’s Nord Stream 2 to resume pipe-laying work this year.
8. Russia Beyond: Migrant outflow is BAD news for Russia … or is it? –
9. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, THE RUSSIAN BREXIT PLOT THAT WASN’T –
10. Wall Street Journal: Russia’s Role in Enforcing Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh Stirs Hopes, Bitterness. As part of the Armenia-Azerbaijan peace deal, Russia will deploy around 2,000 troops to the region for at least the next five years.
11. AFP: Karabakh Rivals Adjust to Life Along New Borders.
12. Awful Avalanche: Back To Karabakh, Nightmares And Illusions – Part IV –
13. Lukashenko drops bombshell by announcing intention to leave Belarusian presidency once new constitution is adopted.
14. Paul Robinson, Driving Russia further into China’s arms: Incidents like ‘John McCain’ warship incursion near Vladivostok counterproductive for US –
15. Johanna Ross, Biden Proclaims ‘America Is Back’ as the US Makes Provocations on Russia’s Borders. The incoming president’s words have coincided with several military maneuvers targeting Russia this week. –
16. Reuters: Biden urged to extend U.S.-Russia arms treaty for full 5 years without conditions.
17. Kit Klarenberg, Ex-Moscow high-roller & yarn-spinner-supreme Bill Browder now claims Russians tricked a British bank into closing his account –
18. READ: From hormone treatment to punishment in solitary, Maria Butina’s book lays bare her US prison horror and what she saw there –

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