Notes

 

ECONOMY

 

Ruble continues to fall:

More counter-sanctions?

And in English:

Rosneft denies:

But Sechin does want more money, and has no shame in admitting it:

He still might not get what he wants, however:

The current sanctions appear to have backfired:

Capital flight prediction:

And inflation:

 

INSIDE RUSSIA

 

The World Cup in 2018 is going to be great:

Fun rumor:

It only took 5 days for Peskov to finally jump in on the Putin has pancreatic cancer rumors:

And another poll of Russian attitudes:

LOL?

Anecdotal evidence but worth taking note of:

The Russian March on 4 November:

And:

 

NORTH CAUCASUS

 

Did they include Umarov in this list?

I cannot say Daghestan without sighing anymore:

 

COLD WAR 2

 

More hacking scandals:

And more Russian muscle flexing:

This was weird:

Sweden wants NATO more than ever:

The Mistral warship delivery is still up in the air:

Pretty big statement:

Russia upset by news report about the US embassy being harrassed in Moscow:

 

UKRAINE

 

The waiting game:

A coalition government is in the works:

Savchenko is still under arrest in Moscow:

 

CRIMEA

 

This NPR series is worth listening to:

More human rights worries:

 

GEORGIA

 

Javakheti continues to be a problem:

Is Saakashvili planning a glorious return?

Georgia’s PM downplays it:

South Ossetia wants to be annexed, but Russia doesn’t want it:

 

ODDS & ENDS

 

Russia’s World Cup logo becomes a joke online:

Two Photo Series of the Day:

And:

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