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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2020-#54 :: Wednesday, 25 March 2020
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1. Kremlin.ru: Address to the Nation. [en.kremlin.ru/events/president/transcripts/63061][Russian with video: http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/transcripts/63061]
2. www.rt.com: Putin forced to delay key vote to reset presidential term limits due to Covid-19 – rt.com/russia/484059-putin-voting-constitution-postponed/
3. Wall Street Journal: Coronavirus Forces Putin to Delay Vote That Could Keep Him in Power.
4. Meduza: Putin’s newly announced COVID-19 crisis response, point by point.
5. https://gilbertdoctorow.com: Gilbert Doctorow, Mr. Putin’s nationwide address on the corona virus epidemic – gilbertdoctorow.com/2020/03/25/mr-putins-nationwide-address-on-the-corona-virus-epidemic/
6. Moscow Times: Coronavirus in Russia: The Latest News | March 25.
7. TASS: Kremlin says possible cancellation of Victory Day Parade under discussion.
8. RFE/RL: What Exactly Is Going On With Russia’s Low Coronavirus Numbers?
9. The New Yorker: Joshua Yaffa, Why Is Russia’s Coronavirus Case Count So Low?
10. www.rt.com: Russia records huge surge in Covid-19 infections, government says situation ‘under control’
11. www.rt.com: Damian Wilson, Putin gets bonus trust points for nailing the hazmat suit appearance first.
12. TASS: Kremlin instructs regional authorities to quarantine all above 65 years of age.
13. Moscow Times: Ilyua Klishin, Why Russian Pensioners Won’t Self-Isolate. Russian pensioners believe that they alone know how to survive through life’s hardships.
14. Carnegie Moscow Center: Andrei Kolesnikov, Tatiana Stanovaya, and Alexander Baunov, How Is Russia Coping With Coronavirus?
15. Kennan Institute: Judy Twigg, What Lies Behind Russia’s Coronavirus Containment Effort.
16. The Globe Post (Washington DC): Regina Smyth, How the Opportunist in the Kremlin Took Advantage of Coronavirus.
17. TASS: Russia is ready to help US to combat coronavirus, if necessary – Ambassador.
18. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, BOOK REVIEW: BETWEEN TWO FIRES. (Re Joshua Yaffa)
19. www.rt.com: Russian economy resilient to oil market shocks – Moody’s.
20. Wall Street Journal: Coronavirus Complicates Kremlin Plan to Boost Oil Output. Some of Russia’s largest oil companies oppose production increases as the pandemic saps demand
21. Valdai Discussion Club: Ivan Timofeev,Sanctions and Financial Crime: Together or Apart? The American federal law PL 115-44 (CAATSA) is well-known in Russia. It is associated with the codification of a large array of sanctions and other measures related to the Ukrainian crisis, the situation in Syria, Russian influence in Europe and Eurasia, etc. – valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/sanctions-and-financial-crime-together-or-apart/
22. Russia Matters: Li-Chen Sim, The Oil Price War of 2020: Winners, Losers and Ways Forward.
23. PONARS Eurasia: Marlene Laruelle and Madeline McCann, Post-Soviet State Responses to COVID-19: Making or Breaking Authoritarianism?
24. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, LDNR Citizens Are No Foreigner – unz.com/akarlin/ldnr-citizens-are-no-foreigners/

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