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2. Paul Robinson, Putin is broke? Biden the latest American leader to publicly expose the dangerous lack of genuine Russia expertise in Washington –
3. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Biden encourages intelligence with cutting remark against Russia.
5. Intellinews: Chris Weafer, Buckle up, August is coming. The war between Russia and Georgia over South Ossetia broke out in August 2008.
6. Russia’s economic recovery reaches pre-pandemic level with higher-than-expected growth of 4.6% –
7. China Daily: Russian virologist debunks Western COVID origin claims –
8. Washington Post: Want to skip the vaccine in Russia? You could be suspended from work.
9. RFE/RL: The Russian State Takes Ominous Steps To Bolster ‘Foreign Agents’ Law.
10. Moscow Times: Why Russia Can’t Compete in the Tokyo Olympics, But Its Athletes Can.
11. AFP: U.S. Sees ‘Substantive’ Talks with Russia Amid Tensions.
12. TASS: Izvestia: Russia, US agree to create working groups on strategic stability.
13. Russia International Affairs Council: Elena Alekseenkova, Can the “Green” Dialogue Become a Driver for Restoring the Dialogue Between Russia and the EU? –
14. Carnegie Moscow Center: Alexander Baunov, Why Everyone’s a Winner in the Nord Stream 2 Deal. The agreement between Germany and the United States, which at first glance appears to be to Russia’s advantage, is in fact beneficial to all parties—even Ukraine.
15. The American Conservative: Robert Merry, Biden Is Correct On The Nord Stream 2 Pipeline. His predecessors fought a pointless battle to no avail, asserting America’s preferences where intervention is unwarranted.
16. TASS: Russia’s regional clout to strengthen further amid post Afghan exit turmoil, says envoy –
17. Interfax: U.S.’ attempts to settle in Central Asia after leaving Afghanistan won’t do any good – Shoigu
18. Asia Times: Pepe Escobar, The Taliban go to Tianjin. China and Russia will be key to solving an ancient geopolitical riddle: how to pacify the ‘graveyard of empires’
19. Dany Sjursen, Nakhichevan: Corridor to the Next Round of Nagorno-Karabakh Combat –
20. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, 41% of Ukrainians Agree They and Russians Are One People –
21. Kyiv Post: Poll shows 41% of Ukrainians agree with Putin’s ‘one nation’ claim, but question was tweaked.
22. Ukraine is rightful heir to historic Kievan Rus & ‘distant relatives’ like Russia should not claim it as their own, says Zelensky –
23. Financial Times: Crimea ‘water war’ opens new front in Russia-Ukraine conflict. Moscow’s struggle to supply peninsula annexed in 2014 has become latest flashpoint.
24. Kommersant: William Browder has been removed from the list of victims. Switzerland drops money laundering case linked to Sergei Magnitsky –
25. Publisher of controversial ‘Putin’s People’ agrees to edit book, admits ‘no evidence’ for claims against Russian banking tycoons –

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