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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2021-#214 :: Tuesday, 2 November 2021
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1. Valdai Discussion Club: Ivan Timofeev, Decline of the West? Pros and Cons –
2. Russian International Affairs Council: Andrey Kortunov, Fragmentary Expression. (Re G20 meeting)] –
3. TASS: Russia relying on unique resource of its forests by aiming to build carbon-neutral economy –
4. Reuters: Russia adopts long-term climate strategy, rejects U.S. criticism.
5. Moscow Times: How Is Climate Change Impacting Russia?
6. TASS: Rossiyskaya Gazeta: How COP26 will change the global economy –
7. Moscow Times: Mark Galeotti, Climate Change Defines Some of the Strengths and Weaknesses of Putinism. There has been a change in the Russian president’s thinking that forms an interesting case study of policymaking in such a personalized and centralized system.
8. TASS: ‘Pursuit of unjustified ambitions’: Russian envoy weighs in on Glasgow-hosted COP26 summit –
9. Riddle: Unintended consequences of decarbonisation. Vladislav Inozemtsev on what the new technological revolution may entail for Russia –
10. Moscow Times: In Icy Russia, Interest in Solar Power Is Growing. As the Kremlin wakes up to the global climate emergency, renewable projects are drawing attention.
11. AFP: Russia warns of strain on doctors as virus spreads
12. Financial Times: Russia’s excess mortality soars since start of pandemic. FT analysis shows an additional 753,000 people have died during the pandemic compared with historical trends.
13. Bloomberg: Kremlin Politics Are Bad for Russia’s Health. The country’s shrinking, aging population is a major headache for Vladimir Putin. Yet from babies to Covid-19, competing priorities stand in the way of solutions.
14. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, CRACKPOT THEORY NO. 13: THE RESPONSIBILITY TO REBUILD –
15. Russian Orthodox Church wants no criminal prosecution for insulting religion, on one condition –
16. AP: Putin: Russia must build up defenses in view of NATO moves
17. Russia sees US warships in Black Sea ‘through sights of defense systems,’ Putin says –
18. Interfax-Ukraine: Kyiv denies data about buildup of Russian troops near Ukrainian border
19. Business Insider: The White House passed the Kremlin names of Russian hackers who attacked US agencies, testing if Putin will arrest them, report says.
20. Washington Post: Daniel Dresser, What’s the deal with Havana Syndrome? Uncertainty rears its ugly head again in foreign affairs.
21. Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Rossiya 24, Moscow, November 1, 2021 –

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