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1. Kremlin.ru: Meeting of Russian Geographical Society Board of Trustees. (excerpt re US role in defeating Nazi Germany) – en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/65362
2. TASS: Media: Washington slaps new sanctions on Russia – tass.com/pressreview/1278841
3. Responsible Statecraft: Anatol Lieven, Why Biden’s new Russian sanctions are shortsighted, and dangerous.
4. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, STUCK IN A CUL-DE-SAC, WITH NO WAY OUT. HALF-SPEED AHEAD – irrussianality.wordpress.com/2021/04/16/stuck-in-a-cul-de-sac-with-no-way-out-half-speed-ahead/
5. rt.com: Paul Robinson, Biden’s Russia policy ludicrous, unbelievable, contradictory & unprecedented: First offers Putin summit & then imposes sanctions – rt.com/russia/521101-biden-putin-policy-rethink/
6. The Spectator (UK): Mark Galeotti, Biden’s sanctions send a warning to Putin.
7. Intellinews: U.S. slaps new sanctions on Russia, including debt bans.
8. TASS: Biden describes his phone call with Putin as candid, respectful – tass.com/world/1278791
9. The White House: Remarks by President Biden on Russia.
10. The White House: Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on Russia.
12. rt.com: White House admits lack of confidence in DEBUNKED story about Russian bounties – after Biden repeatedly used it to attack Trump – rt.com/russia/521176-us-intel-walks-back-bounty-claims/
13. Washington Post: Russia studies ‘reciprocity’ action against U.S. after latest sanctions.
14. rt.com: Russia pledges retaliation, summons US envoy over new sanctions, as NATO & EU back Biden’s move to target country’s national debt – rt.com/russia/521148-us-sanctions-national-debt-retaliation/
15. Financial Times: Western investors brush off US bond sanctions on Russia. New US restrictions unlikely to stymie Russian debt market, analysts and investors say.
16. Wall Street Journal editorial: A Bad Day for Vladimir Putin. Joe Biden’s sanctions will bite, and they come at the right time.
17. Meduza: Rosstat: Poverty rate in Russia drops to lowest level seen since 2014.
18. Russia Observer: Patrick Armstrong, RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 15 APRIL 2021 – patrickarmstrong.ca/2021/04/15/russian-federation-sitrep-15-april-2021/
19. Levada.ru: Russian poll suggests fall in positive views on Ukraine.
20. rt.com: Kiev accuses Russia of closing Black Sea strait to its warships, blocking Ukrainian navy from port while sailors carry out drills – rt.com/russia/521167-kiev-accuse-block-black-sea/
21. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Kiev awaits ‘Russian invasion’, as Moscow ponders leaving troops at border until fall.
22. Russia Matters: Simon Saradzhyan, Will Russia Invade Ukraine (Again)?
23. Russia Beyond: More and more Russians are becoming atheists – why? – rbth.com/lifestyle/333670-more-and-more-russians-are-becoming-atheists
24. Congressional Research Service: Russia: Foreign Policy and U.S. Relations (excerpt)

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