Notes

 

ECONOMY

 

As crude keeps falling, what does it mean?

Poor McDonald’s Russia:

Long read on Putin’s oligarchs who are not happy with his policies, but are trapped by them:

 

 

INSIDE RUSSIA

 

More on Russia’s move on the NGO Memorial:

Kadyrov had egg on his face from the suicide bombing on his birthday, and needed a way to salvage his reputation, so this is how he did it:

Note too that Kadyrov changed his story on this several different times over the past 2 weeks.

Whoops:

 

 

UKRAINE

 

The talks in Milan were a pretty much a bust:

The key word here is preliminary:

 

 

COLD WAR 2

 

Another victim of Putin’s war:

More import bans on the horizon:

Spies arrested in Poland worked for Russia’s military intelligence branch:

What do Russia’s moves in Sweden mean for the non-NATO member?

Speaking of which:

But few details mean just a lot of speculation for the moment.

GEORGIA

 

A surprising development, but what it means is unclear:

 

 

ODDS & ENDS

 

Russia’s Army through the years (in Russian, but with great graphics):

Long-term forecast:

And bringing back the theme song of 2014 (in Russian):

 

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