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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2020-#104 :: Wednesday, 10 June 2020
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1. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, Coronavirus shortages give Russia’s charity sector a new spark. The coronavirus pandemic has spurred creation of many charitable organizations in Russia, a country where the charity.
2. H-Diplo Review Essay: Ronald Grigor Suny, Angela Stent’s Putin’s World: Russia against the West and with the Rest
3. Wall Street Journal: Moscow, Center of Russia’s Coronavirus Crisis, Emerges From Lockdown. Infections remain high as city authorities begin reopening and Putin prepares for parade, referendum.
4. Moscow Times: Russia Starts to Dig Its Way Out of a Coronavirus Economic Hole. The Kremlin will see the post-pandemic state of the economy as a vindication of its conservative doctrine, but there are underlying weaknesses.
5. www.rt.com: Towards herd immunity? New data suggests millions of Russians may have Covid-19 antibodies.
6. Moscow Times: Vladislav Inozemtsev, Russia’s Quarantine Is Over, But the Pandemic Isn’t
7. CNN: Exclusive: Did Russia pass the coronavirus test? Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov responds
8. The Times (UK): Russia’s ‘miraculous’ coronavirus death statistics face scepticism. In our First Wave series, Times and Sunday Times foreign correspondents investigate responses around the world to Covid-19. Today, Marc Bennetts reports on Russia
9. World Politics Review: Mark Galeotti, Russia Is Weathering COVID-19, No Thanks to Putin
10. Reuters: Putin’s Foes Divided Over Russian Vote That Could Extend His Rule
11. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Comment says Kremlin intends to win constitution vote through social amendments.
12. Carnegie Moscow Center: Ksenia Luchenko, Pandemic Blasts Change Through Russia’s Church. Increased coronavirus infection rates among Russian churchgoers could seriously damage attitudes toward Orthodoxy for a long time. The state has also seen for itself that the church is unable to deal with its own flock.
13. www.rt.com: US government agencies trying to ‘split Russian society’ ahead of constitution vote warns Security Council boss Patrushev.
14. TASS: Ukraine, Georgia got no real help from the West, but dependency, says official.
15. Wall Street Journal: Russian Negotiator Doubts China Will Join 3-Way Arms Accord Sought by Trump. Kremlin won’t press Beijing to join talks despite U.S. plea, says diplomat.
16. TASS: Kommersant: Russia seeks to prevent revival of tough anti-Iranian sanctions.
17. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, NEW ZEALAND DENIES SERGEI SKRIPAL AND YULIA SKRIPAL ARE IN HIDING THERE – johnhelmer.net/new-zealand-denies-sergei-skripal-and-yulia-skripal-are-in-hiding-there/print/
18. strategic-culture.org: Daniel Lazare, Christopher Steele’s Very Stupid Dossier – strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/10/christopher-steeles-very-stupid-dossier/

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