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1. Mark Galeotti: Re: 2021-#19-Johnson’s Russia List (Irrussianality)
2. TASS: Pandemic in Russia slowly receding, Putin says –
3. Interfax: Russian population down almost 0.5 mln to 146.24 mln over 2020, lowest level since 2014.
4. Intellinews: Ben Aris, Putin strikes a conciliatory tone in his World Economic Forum speech but warns of an “all against all” fight if tensions are ignored.
5. Intellinews: Ben Aris, OUTLOOK 2021 Russia. Russia weathered the corona storm better than most, but that was a function of its underdeveloped nature of its economy and huge financial reserves rather than doing something clever.
6. Valdai Discussion Club: Sail Away Tomorrow: Where Should We Sail? Sooner or later, the world will somehow return to globalisation. Or rather, sooner or later, the world will create a new model of globalisation, which will be as different from the old model at the beginning of the century, as the modern Formula 1 car is incomparable to the first Ford Model T, writes Andrey Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). –
7. Carnegie Moscow Center: Alexander Baunov, The Pandemic Has Failed to Unite Russia and Europe –
8. TASS: Russia has many more Putin supporters than opponents, says Kremlin.
9. Moscow Times: Navalny Kept in Custody Ahead of Sunday Protests.
10. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Russian authorities to consider Navalny’s ‘technical release’
11. Paul Goble: Navalny’s Supporters have Tripled since 2013 but his Opponents Still Consolidated Behind Putin, Levada’s Denis Volkov Says.
12. Postsocialism: Jeremy Morris, Navalny, political protest and opposition in Russia –
13. Washington Post: Russia arrested opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Widespread protests reveal the cracks in Putin’s support. What’s happening in the country, part 1. (PONARS scholars)
14. Washington Post: Alexei Navalny’s return to Russia — and his arrest — have upended Russian politics. What’s happening in the country, part 2. (PONARS scholars)
15. Russia to slash oil exports to curb rising domestic fuel prices – report.
16. Moscow issues hefty fines to US state-run media RFERL for failure to declare ‘foreign agent’ status on material aimed at Russians –
17. Washington Times: Edward Lozansky, Can the CIA resuscitate U.S.-Russian relations?
18. AP: Renewed US-Russia nuke pact won’t fix emerging arms threats
19. Russian International Affairs Council: The Fallout of the US-Iran Confrontation for Russia: Revisiting Factors in Moscow’s Calculus –
20. Francis Moore, The US and Russia. A bulwark of democracy and a totalitarian regime –
21. Moon of Alabama: More Cyber Crimes, Attributed To Russia, Are Shown To Have Come From Elsewhere –
22. Bloomberg: Far-Right Twitter Influencer Accused of 2016 ‘Vote Theft’
23. Matt Taibbi, The Echo Chamber Era. Trust in media is down, but if journalists don’t listen to critics anyway, why should they care? (except) –
24. The Unz Review: The Saker, With “Biden” in the White House, the Kremlin Now Needs to Change Gear. (excerpt) –

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