RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#98 :: Sunday, 23 June 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#98 :: Sunday, 23 June 2019
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1. Moscow Times: The Key Quotes of Putin’s Annual Question and Answer Session.
2. Meduza: Putin’s 2019 ‘Direct Line,’ in a nutshell Russia’s president spoke on national TV for four hours, but you can read this summary in five minutes.
3. Putin: Criticism of power has to be free and unimpeded.
4. Unfunny comedians, freedom of speech and aliens: Top answers from Putin’s epic Q&A.
5. Paul Goble: Putin’s ‘Direct Line’ Underscored Yawning Gulf between Kremlin and the Population, Analysts Say.
6. Sputnik: Hard to Imagine Any Other Leader Who Feels Responsible for Every Problem – Journo on Putin’s Q&A. (with Fred Weir) – [Fred Weir: “My interview with Sputnik yesterday. My policy on this is that I will talk to anyone, as long as they don’t meddle with my answers. Sputnik has always been OK that way.”]
7. Direct Line with Vladimir Putin. (partial transcript)
8. Answers to journalists’ questions following Direct Line.

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