Paul Goble’s 42 Windows on Eurasia for May 26-31, 2021

Paul Goble’s 42 Windows on Eurasia for May 26-31, 2021  

1.      Putin Repeats His Opposition to Mandatory Vaccination; Sakha Backs Down

2.      Putin’s Love-Hate Relationship with US at Odds with Russia’s Interests, Kirillova Says

3.      Russia’s ‘Near Abroad’ Overlaps with Those of Turkey and Poland, Inozemtsev Says 

4.      ‘Terror Can’t Be Applied Selectively,’ El Murid Says

5.      Kazakhstan Scholar Focuses on Diasporas, Prompting Questions about Central Asian Immigrants in Russia   

6.      Internationalist Parties Won’t Work in Kazakhstan, Analysts There Say

7.      ‘Green Shift’ Occurring across Russian Political Spectrum, Shaburov Says

8.      Despite Putin’s Promise, Vaccination Becoming Compulsory for Ever More Categories of Russian Residents  

9.      Russian Regionalists Want Regions, Not Some New Man in the Kremlin, to Decide Country’s Future after Putin, Shtepa Says

10.  Moscow Closes 44 More Airports in North Effectively Cutting Off Large Swaths of Russia  

11.  Russia Now Critically Dependent on Imports of Strategic Metals including from Ukraine, Audit Chamber Says  

12.  Enthusiasm of Senior Officials for Using Prison Labor Raises Serious Questions, Shelin Says

13.  More Evidence Given that March 2019 Ingush Event was Not a Meeting and Thus That Charges Someone Organized It are Absurd

14.  Moscow Using Western Sanctions to Justify Classifying Ever More Information, Tkachev Says   

15.  Number of Russians Seeking Vaccination Collapses in Moscow, Other Russian Cities

16.  A Baker’s Double Dozen of Other Notable Stories from Russia This Week

17.  Russia’s Territorial Integrity Threatened by Any Internationalization of Northern Sea Route, Sivkov Says

18.  After Kazan School Shooting, Much Talk but Little Action

19.  Plan for Fiber Optic Cable along Northern Sea Route Put on Hold

20.  Tatarstan to Have a Muslim Holiday in Memory of Those who Fell Fighting Ivan the Terrible in 1552  

21.  Soviet Borders in Central Asia Failed to Consider Impact of Nomadic Groups, Baysalov Says  

22.  Group Behind Attacks on Western Vaccines has Close Ties to Putin

23.  Task of Demarcating Armenian-Azerbaijani Border Made More Difficult by Armenian Politicization of the Issue, Russian Analysts Say

24.  Kremlin Pushing ‘Deep People’ into Alliance with Liberals, Gallyamov Says

25.  Two Turkish Parties Call for Recognizing Circassian Genocide

26.  Decarbonization of World Economy will Hit Russia Harder than Any Sanctions, Inozemtsev Says  

27.  Middle Class in Russia Plays Very Different Role than in Western Countries, Gontmakher Says  

28.  Epigenetic Consequences of Repression Last a Minimum of Four Generations, Khakuasheva Says   

29.  Israel Bans Travel to Russia Because of Pandemic Surge There

30.  Tehran Chose Kazan Not St. Petersburg for a Consulate to Project Iranian Influence on Russia’s Muslims  

31.  Growing Water Conflicts Could Threaten Independence of Central Asian Countries in Future, Experts Say

32.  For Northern Sea Route to Operate Year Around, Moscow Needs Railways and Roads in North, Shepitko Says

33.  Ingush Prisoner Involved in Hunger Strike at Saratov Oblast Camp

34.  Nicholas II’s Propensity for Hyper-Centralization Led to Khodynka Field Disaster, Historians Say

35.  Moscow Must Work to Attract Ethnic Russians and Not Just Workers from Former Soviet Republics, Shustov Says  

36.  ‘Bitter Truth’ is that Russia’s Vaccination Program has Failed, Doctor Says

37.  A Recipe for More Conflict: Yerevan Rejects Corridor between Azerbaijan and Nakhichevan; Baku Insists on It

38.  Stalin’s GULAG was ‘Economically Ineffective’ and Demographically Disastrous, Staf Says

39.  Moscow Erects New Iron Curtain between Finno-Ugric Nations inside Russia and Those Beyond Its Borders  

40.  Any Yalta-Like Concessions to Putin would Transform Him into a Sacred Figure like Stalin, Khazin Says  

41.  Kazakhs Increasingly View Stalin’s Terror Famine There Much as Ukrainians View Holodomor in Their Country, Polovinko Says

42.  Belarus Could Become a Normal European Country with Far Less Difficulty than Ukraine, Inozemtsev Says

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