Notes

 

ECONOMY

 

“Discrimination” against horses…

But will Kadyrov be reimbursed for the loss?

More proposed counter-sanctions:

Russian logic at its finest:

And McDonald’s continues to be harassed:

How is it working out for you?

Yukos doesn’t think Russia will pay:

Brave face:

The belt-tightening begins:

Moody’s downgraded Russia, and they’re on the defensive:

Russia’s budget woes are being ignored by Putin:

Just wait for the conspiracy theories on this:

Are we nearing the end of the sanctions?

 

INSIDE RUSSIA

 

Odd observation:

More bad news for Russia’s independent media:

The World Cup in 2018 is going to be great:

This is what FIFA does not want to acknowledge:

 

NORTH CAUCASUS

 

Chechnya is still searching for militants:

But it is totally safe to go skiing there:

30 days… think about that:

 

 

UKRAINE

 

Not good:

This theory makes more sense:

The ceasefire that wasn’t a ceasefire is officially over:

 

 

COLD WAR 2

 

I’m still pretty sure the Russians are stripping the Mistral for technology while they’re trying it out:

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was on a roll today:

The long read in Politico ended a little scandalously:

This was a fun rumor while it lasted:

Sweden has decreased their defense budget since the end of the Cold War, and they don’t have submarine hunting helicopters:

I hope:

Advocacy pays:

 

CRIMEA

 

Well, it is an option anyway:

And the Russians are still trying to split the Crimean Tatars:

 

GEORGIA

 

More court cases against Saakashvili’s administration:

Shameless self-plug:

 

ODDS & ENDS

 

Two neat projects:

And:

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