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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2021-#232 :: Monday, 29 November 2021
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1. New Omicron Covid-19 variant could be less deadly than feared, top Russian scientist claims –
2. TASS: US dangerously misguided in believing Russia won’t respond to NATO threat — ambassador –
3. Intellinews: Ben Aris, Is Russia’s build-up of troops on Ukraine’s border a new Cuban Missile crisis? There was a big build-up of Russian troops in April ahead of a Putin-Biden summit that the Kremlin used to put pressure on the US. Is the same thing happening again?
4. Paul Robinson, Is everyone a Russian agent now? –
5. Asia Times: Oleg Smirnov, Russia barks at, but does not bite, Ukraine. Though the Kremlin is fighting a war of nerves on the Ukrainian frontier, Moscow really wants Washington’s attention.
6. American Committee for US-Russia Accord: David Speedie, On Putin’s Red Lines
7. Kremlin outlines who it believes is behind ‘hysteria’ around possible Ukraine invasion –
8. Moscow Times: Russia’s Gazprom Reports Record Profits as Gas Prices Soar
9. The Economist: Poseidon’s jewels. Riches lie below the waters of Russia’s Arctic. Exploiting them could harm the environment.
10. Russia running out of ‘easy’ oil –
11. Bloomberg: Russia Says U.S. Forcing Its Diplomats Out as Tensions Escalate
12. TASS: US Embassy in Moscow has enough staff to issue visas to Russians, senior diplomat says –
13. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, PUTIN MENTIONS GANDHI: PROOF HE LOVES HITLER! –
14. The National Interest: Anatoly Antonov and Qin Gang, Russian and Chinese Ambassadors: Respecting People’s Democratic Rights. The upcoming American-led online Summit for Democracy will stoke ideological confrontation. Faced with an array of global challenges, countries urgently need to strengthen coordination and cooperation for common progress.
15. Intellinews: Russia, China slam selective invitations to US “Summit for Democracy,” calls the U.S. hegemony on international politics “anti-democratic”
16. Valdai Discussion Club: Sir Malcolm Rifkind, How to Break the Impasse Between Russia and the West
17. Tarik Cyril Amar, Are Russia and Germany set for a split? –
18. RFE/RL: NATO Chief Touts Alliance’s Forces In Baltics Ahead Of Foreign Ministers Meeting In Riga
19. Andrei Raevsky: Why did Russia deploy so many forces against NATO?
20. George Friedman, Russia’s Move
21. Meduza: Kommersant: More than a third of Navalny’s former campaign office coordinators have left Russia
22. Russia Beyond: How much food do Russians waste? –
23. Axios: Scoop: Germany urges Congress not to sanction Putin’s pipeline
24. Pepe Escobar, The NATOstan Clown Show. The charade has come to a point that – diplomatically – is quite unprecedented: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov lost his Taoist patience. –
25. New Cold War: Dmitriy Kovalevich, November update: Ukraine is being pushed towards a suicidal war –
26. Foreign Policy News: Kester Kenn Klomegah, The Russia-Africa situation analysis report

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