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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2021-#133 :: Thursday, 1 July 2021
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1. Global warming is hitting Russia faster than most countries & government must be prepared for serious consequences, says Putin –
2. Moscow Times: Skepticism to Acceptance: How Putin’s Views on Climate Change Evolved Over the Years.
3. Valdai Discussion Club: Andrey Gubin, Were Shots Fired? Similarities and Differences Between the Situation in the South China Sea and the Incident off the Russian Cape Fiolent –
4. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Grand Illusions: The Impact of Misperceptions About Russia on U.S. Policy.
6. TASS: Putin does not underestimate the danger of West’s provocations — Kremlin spokesman –
7. TASS: Vedomosti: US, Russia embark on strategic weapons talks.
8. American Committee for US-Russia Accord: David C. Speedie, Promoting Rational Discussion On Russia Can Be A “Sisyphean” Task –
9. Counterpunch: Melvin Goodman, The Case for Negotiating With Adversaries –
10. Russia’s economic growth speeds up to nearly 11% in May –
11. Intellinews: Russia’s business confidence at record highs, consumer confidence improving.
12. Interfax: Putin signs into law bill on ‘grounding’ Google, Facebook, other IT giants in Russia.
13. Glenn Diesen, Spreading ‘human rights’ at the tip of a bayonet: the LGBT agenda has now become a tool in Western foreign policy across the globe. –
14. Responsible Statecraft: James Carden, Why Ostpolitik with Russia runs along East-West Euro divide. France and Germany are disenchanted with U.S. sanctions, but Poland and the Baltic states are far from ready for rapprochement.
15. Scott Ritter, The NATO-Ukraine Sea Breeze exercise could ultimately help create the circumstances for real conflict with Russia in the Black Sea –
16. TASS: Media: Putin connects Russia and Ukraine through Direct Line.
17. TASS: Hatred for Russians instilled in Ukraine is ruinous for the country — Kremlin spokesman –
18. Intellinews: Ben Aris, Russians had over 2mn questions for the Direct Line with Vladimir Putin.
19. Gilbert Doctorow, Vladimir Putin’s favorite book –
20. Wall Street Journal: Russia’s Putin Challenges U.S. Leadership, Asserts Military Might. Russian president seeks to portray the U.S. as a waning power during an annual event at which he answers questions from ordinary citizens.
21. Meduza: ‘Direct line’ 2021. Putin discusses Sputnik V, local issues, and more in annual call-in show.
22. Moscow Times: Ilya Shepelin, Putin: The Man With All the Answers. Putin’s annual call-in show is meant to show everyday Russians that there is no problem in the country that escapes his all-encompassing vision.
24. Direct Line with Vladimir Putin. (transcript continued) –

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