Notes

 

ECONOMY

 

Rosneft’s Sechin said this in Italy:

No technology, though, so we’ll see how it works out:

Okay, then:

McDonalds lost $9 billion in its last quarter earnings in Russia:

Merkel standing strong:

How much did this cost?

Someone is worried anyway:

 

INSIDE RUSSIA

 

In case you missed it:

Someone suggested this means Putin is afraid of Russia’s far right:

Propaganda works:

Vedomosti just doesn’t care anymore:

And from another Russian who fled:

 

NORTH CAUCASUS

 

More detentions:

 

UKRAINE

 

Tightening the screws:

Downsizing:

Ukraine on the potential gas deal with Russia:

And:

 

COLD WAR 2

 

“This is the weirdest story”:

But so is this:

The End?

As Estonia continues to face harassment:

On the disconnect between Russia and the West:

This was the title of Putin’s ramblings in Sochi today:

LOL?

Putinism:

More:

And still more:

And is Putin’s craziness just an act?

Long read on Poland’s missile defense program:

 

CRIMEA

 

Before or after Sunday’s election?

Crimea could turn into another Chechnya for Russia:

 

GEORGIA

 

Meanwhile in Javakheti:

 

ODDS & ENDS

 

Another one bites the dust:

A mention from Kasparov!

Thought for the day:

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