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Russian President & Questions From Journalists

https://www.rt.com/news/415620-putin-us-interferes-affairs/

 

FM Sergei Lavrov Annual Press Conference

https://youtu.be/ousyI7LDP_0

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US Treasury's 'Kremlin List' Almost Means Breakdown of Ties With Moscow - Russian Senator (and vid)

https://on.rt.com/8y0p

"The inclusion of virtually the entire Russian leadership in the US Treasury's 'Kremlin List' signals a de-facto breakdown of relations between the US and Russia, a top Russian Senator says. 'Formally our countries have relations, but including in the sanctions list amost all our country's leadership means that these relations automatically break down,' First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs Vladimir Dzhabarov said..."

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Top Sport Court Overturns IOC's Ban On 28 Russian Athletes in Ground Breaking Ruling

https://on.rt.com/8y73

"The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has cleared 28 Russian athletes and dropped their life-bans over alleged doping..."

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The flip side:  Top Sport Court Doesn't Overturn IOC's Ban On the Other 11 Russian Athletes

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US Treasury's 'Kremlin List' Almost Means Breakdown of Ties With Moscow - Russian Senator (and vid)

https://on.rt.com/8y0p

"The inclusion of virtually the entire Russian leadership in the US Treasury's 'Kremlin List' signals a de-facto breakdown of relations between the US and Russia, a top Russian Senator says. 'Formally our countries have relations, but including in the sanctions list amost all our country's leadership means that these relations automatically break down,' First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs Vladimir Dzhabarov said..."

Apparently the list was copied and pasted from an article in Forbes about the richest people in Russia.

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First Oligarch's Sanctions Test - Dmitry Pumpyansky Takes New York Plunge; Holding Hands With Anatoly Chubais   -   by John Helmer

http://johnhelmer.net/first-oligarch-sanctions-test-dmitry-pumpyansky-ta...

"Chubais, a board director of Pumpyansky's parent company in Moscow, has been the American candidate for ruling Russia since he ran the state privatization programme from 1992; President Boris Yeltsin's Kremlin; and then the breakup and selloff of the Russian electricity system. Chubais is the only powerful Russian official not to be named on last week's US Treasury list.

Pumpyanksy has already persuaded the US Department of Commerce that he's better for US interests than Pinchuk [Ukrainian oligarch & friend of Chrystia Freeland*] so is the IPSCO share listing in New York a test of whether Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin prefers investment bank and stockmarket profits to economic warfare with Russia's oligarchs...?"

*https://twitter.com/cafreeland/status/956703819072552960

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Professor Stephen F Cohen: Rethinking Putin - A Critical Reading (and vid)

http://www.unz.com/tsaker/professor-stephen-f-cohen-rethinking-putin-a-c...

"In his short presentation, Professor Cohen does a superb job explaining what Putin is *not*..."

iyraste1313

Of course, if indeed Russian fighters were killed while fighting under covert circumstances - in the same way as killed US "military advisors" are kept under seal - that is the last thing Moscow would like to publicize. Unless of course the political calculus shifts, and Putin decides that it is time for a full-blown military escalation, in which case the deaths will be used as the justification behind any armed conflict....

...from zerohedge...100 Russians killed in US attack

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