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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2021-#24 :: Tuesday, 2 February 2021
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1. Washington Times: Nuclear war with China or Russia ‘a very real possibility,’ U.S. Strategic Command chief warns. (excerpt)
2. NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia: Eliot Borenstein, The Problem with Johnson’s Russia List. This is not an antisemitic dogwhistle, it’s an antisemitic cowbell.
3. Wall Street Journal: Russian Covid-19 Vaccine Was Highly Effective in Trial, Study Finds, Boosting Moscow’s Rollout Ambitions. Sputnik V shot achieved 91.6% efficacy against coronavirus symptoms, says paper in U.K.’s Lancet.
4. Russia Beyond: 7 questions about Sputnik V, the first Russian COVID-19 vaccine –
5. The New Yorker: Joshua Yaffa, Letter from Moscow. The Sputnik V Vaccine and Russia’s Race to Immunity. When the pandemic struck, scientists in Moscow set out to beat the West.
6. Intellinews: Ben Aris, Putin’s popularity slumps to 53% in wake of Navalny demonstrations.
7. New York Times: Tony Wood, Putin Isn’t as Strong as He Looks. For the first time in a long while, the Russian president isn’t holding all the cards.
8. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Navalny may be charged under new amendment to Russia’s Criminal Code.
9. As more than a dozen foreign diplomats attend Navalny trial, West must resist temptation to interfere in Russian affairs – Kremlin –
10. Responsible Statecraft: Anatol Lieven, What Putin nemesis Alexei Navalny is, and what he is not –
11. TASS: Authorities pursue probe over detained protesters left to sleep in buses –
12. Meduza: Polite police and disorderly demonstrators. How Russian television networks and national news agencies reported Alexey Navalny’s January 31 opposition protests.
13. The FSU Brief: Has Russia’s Political Scene Changed with Alexey Navalny’s Return? The opposition figurehead faces a long haul to change public opinion –
14. Monthly Review Online: Aleksandr Buzgalin, Is Russia waking up? –
15. Inside Story (Australia): Graeme Gill, Navalny’s long game. January’s protests might be less damaging to Putin than a slow leaching away of legitimacy.
16. Top Navalny aide asked alleged British spy for millions in funding, intelligence video released by Russia’s FSB claims to reveal –
17. Twitter: Hero of western liberals Alexei Navalny comparing Muslim migrants to cockroaches (with English subtitles) –
18. Bloomberg: Russia Suffers Smaller Economic Slump Than Peers in 2020.
19. Vladimir Putin laid flowers on the grave of the first President of Russia Boris Yeltsin –
20. Russia Beyond: 25 rare photos of Russia’s first President you’ve never seen before –
21. TASS: Kommersant: Moscow, Washington gear up to resume arms control dialogue.
22. Washington Post: James Cameron, The U.S. and Russia kept a bilateral nuclear weapons deal alive. The harder part comes next. These five developments make arms control agreements even more complicated.
23. Awful Avalanche: Donbass Seeks Path To Reintegration With Russia – Part III –
24. Sputnik: Half of Ukraine’s Residents Against Ban of Russian TV Channels, Poll Shows –

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