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Do we have Putin or Putout ?

Where’s Vladimir Putin? Russia’s President has been awol for 10 days and the rumour mill is in overdrive

Here are some articles on the net about this event

 

Where is Vladimir Putin? What we know about the Russian president’s “disappearance.”

http://www.vox.com/2015/3/13/8212313/putin-missing

Vladimir Putin has been ‘neutralised’ by astealthy coup as rumours about his health and well-being continue to flourish
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2995335/Vladimir-Putin-neutralised-stealthy-coup-rumours-health-continue-flourish.html#ixzz3UR86MVHg

Claims of ill health and fatherhood have been denied, but in his absence, the popularity of Russia’s strongman leader (according to pro-Kremlin pollsters) has hit an all-time high

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/wheres-vladimir-putin-russias-president-has-been-awol-for-10-days-and-the-rumour-mill-is-in-overdrive-10108706.html

This is why it’s impossible for the Kremlin to lie about Putin’s weird disappearance

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/03/14/this-is-why-its-impossible-for-the-kremlin-to-lie-about-putins-weird-disappearance/

‘His handshakes break hands’: Press secretary dismisses Putin illness rumors

Read more: http://rt.com/politics/240025-russia-peskov-putin-health/

Russia is preparing for something at the Kremlin while Putin’s absence baffles everyone

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/whats-happening-with-putin-and-russia-2015-3#ixzz3UR9NIWGR

Speculation keeps roiling as Putin remains out of sight

Read more : http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2015-03/15/content_19813103.htm?

News Analysis: Three Scenarios For A Succession In Russia

http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-succession-scenarios/26899859.html

Putin’s “Praetorian Guard” – 10 October 2013 –

http://imrussia.org/en/analysis/politics/572-putins-praetorian-guard

Girkin: Putin will be murdered like the Tsar, or die in prison like Milosevic

http://ukrainianpolicy.com/girkin-putin-will-be-murdered-like-the-tsar-or-die-in-prison-like-milosevic/

How Vladislav Surkov invented the new Russia

Home guard killed Putin

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    When it comes to explaining Russia’s Ukrainian adventurism, the West has attempted to hide behind a wall of myths and hope its problems will just go away. There are all sorts of reasons to be stunned and perplexed today. Stunned by the reintroduction of the fears and phobias of the…
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    The German government says Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted a proposal by Chancellor Angela Merkel for a fact-finding mission and a "contact group" on Ukraine that could be led by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Government spokesman Georg Streiter said the proposal came in a telephone conversation…
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    U.S. bank JP Morgan  said on Thursday it would process a payment from Russia's embassy in Kazakhstan to Russian insurance agency Sogaz after blocking it earlier this week over Ukraine-related U.S. sanctions. "Following consultation with our regulators, we are processing this transaction," the bank said in a statement. http://www.reuters.com/
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Plummeting ruble and the disarray in that country’s markets pose real threats to the global economy

5 REASONS FOR INVESTORS TO CARE ABOUT RUSSIA’S MARKET TURMOIL

It might be tempting to think in realpolitik terms about Russia’s financial woes right now — the idea that a weakened Russia has less weight to throw around in conflicts such as the Ukraine and Syria. But the reality is that a plummeting ruble and the disarray in that country’s markets pose real threats to the global economy.

Here are five major reasons why  outside investors should care about a financial crisis in Russia.

DEBT MARKET CONTAGION.

CURRENCY MARKET CONTAGION.

FURTHER DECLINES IN OIL PRICES

AN ESCALATING MILITARY CONFLICT?

A COLD WINTER FOR EUROPE?

 

Read full text here : http://blogs.wsj.com/briefly/2014/12/16/5-reasons-for-investor-to-care-about-russias-market-turmoil

 

 

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Black day :: Russia yesterday and UK in 1997

It’s never a good day when almost 10% of the value of the world’s largest country – Russia – is wiped out.

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    Where's Vladimir Putin? Russia's President has been awol for 10 days and the rumour mill is in overdrive Here are some articles on the net about this event   Where is Vladimir Putin? What we know about the Russian president's "disappearance." http://www.vox.com/2015/3/13/8212313/putin-missing Vladimir Putin has been 'neutralised' by astealthy coup as…
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    5 REASONS FOR INVESTORS TO CARE ABOUT RUSSIA’S MARKET TURMOIL It might be tempting to think in realpolitik terms about Russia’s financial woes right now — the idea that a weakened Russia has less weight to throw around in conflicts such as the Ukraine and Syria. But the reality is…
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Russia Bond Sales Fail as Ruble to Micex Drop on Ukraine Tension #bond #russia

Russia scrapped bond sales for the seventh time in eight weeks as investors demanded higher yields after the U.S. said the country wasn’t taking steps to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.

The Finance Ministry canceled the sale of as much as 10 billion rubles ($280 million) of nine-year ruble securities and the same amount of five-year notes because there were no bids at acceptable prices, according to a statement on its website. The Micex Index (INDEXCF) of equities declined for a third day Russia’s benchmark bonds dropped.

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    On Thursday Mohamed A. El-Erian was on CNBC`s Halftime Report and he said something that a lot of people have been saying regarding the bond market, and it needs to be cleared up, because the amount of poor understanding regarding the bond market by people who make their living, i.e.,…
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The history of statehood on the territory of #Ukraine #longread

The history of statehood on the territory of Ukraine begins with two archetypically European encounters. Medieval statehood on the territory of today’s Ukraine, like that of France and England, includes an encounter with Vikings. The men from the north sought to establish a trade route between the Baltic and Black Seas, and used Kiev, on the Dnieper River, as a trading post. Their arrival coincided with the collapse of an earlier Khazar state, and their leaders soon intermarried with the local Slavic-speaking population. Thus arose the entity known as Kievan Rus. Like all of the states of medieval eastern Europe, Rus was a pagan entity that did not so much convert to Christianity as choose between its western and eastern variants. Like all of its neighbors, it hesitated between Rome and Constantinople before its rulers chose the latter. Rus was seriously weakened by problems of succession before its destruction was ensured by the arrival of the Mongols in the first half of the thirteenth century.

http://www.newrepublic.com/

 

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The #Putin Doctrine: Myth, Provocation, Blackmail, or the Real Deal? by @aminterest

When it comes to explaining Russia’s Ukrainian adventurism, the West has attempted to hide behind a wall of myths and hope its problems will just go away.

There are all sorts of reasons to be stunned and perplexed today. Stunned by the reintroduction of the fears and phobias of the 20th century into 21st-century international affairs. And perplexed by the explanations offered for Putin’s actions in Ukraine by the world’s best and brightest.

http://www.the-american-interest.com/

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@BarackObama to reassure #Putin : Won’t provide lethal aid to #Ukraine

Lavrov warns West from supporting Ukrainian military action as Kiev’s deadline passes for separatists to end siege of government buildings in eastern Ukraine.

The White House on Monday said President Barack Obama would speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin soon, perhaps later in the day, and made clear the United States was not considering lethal aid for Ukraine.

“We are looking at a variety of ways to demonstrate our strong support for Ukraine including diplomatically and economically,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters.

“We’re not actively considering lethal aid but we are reviewing the kinds of assistance we can provide,” he said.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/world/.premium-1.585598

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Russian & #Estonia’s treatment of its large ethnic #Russian minorit

Russian officials last night expressed ‘outrage’ at Estonia’s treatment of its large ethnic Russian minority.Nearly 80 years ago, Germany began its annexation of nearby states with the widely broadcast notion of protecting marginalised German-language speakers.

Russia is now adopting the same line towards ex-members of the Soviet Union.Even as Ukraine surrenders any hope of retaining control of Crimea through ordering withdrawal of all its remaining troops, NATO has ramped up the rhetoric.

President Obama, however, appears to be playing the appeaser. In an interview with NBC News he reiterated that the US would not be taking military action in Ukraine against Russia.Ukraine has offered a hint: It is saying it will soon hold “joint military exercises” with the United States and Britain.

US officials have said they are reviewing a request from Kiev for military support, including arms, ammunition and non-lethal equipment.

Ukraine’s ambassador told the UN human rights council that it had found no credible evidence of mistreatment of its Russian minority

It retorted by asking for assurances against minority groups in Crimea, such as the Muslim Tartars and Ukrainian communities.Given the lack of vigour in the West’s reaction to the invasion of Crimea, many of the smaller former Soviet Union states now feel powerless as Putin begins to invoke the propaganda of history, language and culture (all from his perspective) as ‘cause for concern’ over their affairs.Now, Ukraine is made up of about 30 million Ukrainian speakers and 15 million Russian speakers. The main religion is Orthodox (15 million followers), with a sizeable chunk of Catholics (2.5 million).

Unlike its northern neighbours, it has until recently maintained close and friendly contact with its former Russian overlords.

But the recent overthrow of the corrupt Yanukovych government saw Russia lose the last vestiges of its Soviet Union-era influence over the strategic and beautiful region.

President Putin simply could not put up with that. Thus the Crimean ‘velvet invasion’

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Putin’s World #Putin

The West is now living in Putin’s world. It is there not because Putin is right, or even because he is stronger, but because he is taking the initiative. Putin is “wild” while the West is “wary.” While European and American leaders recognize that the world order is undergoing a dramatic change, they cannot quite grasp it. They remain overwhelmed by Putin’s transformation from CEO of Russia, Inc., into an ideology-fueled national leader who will stop at nothing to restore his country’s influence.

International politics may be founded on treaties, but it functions on the basis of rational expectations. If those expectations turn out to be wrong, the prevailing international order collapses. That is precisely what has happened in the course of the Ukrainian crisis.

Read more at http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/ivan-krastev-blames-the-west-s-weak-response-in-crimea-for-empowering-russia

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JP Morgan says processing payment from #Russian embassy #JPMorgan

U.S. bank JP Morgan  said on Thursday it would process a payment from Russia’s embassy in Kazakhstan to Russian insurance agency Sogaz after blocking it earlier this week over Ukraine-related U.S. sanctions.

“Following consultation with our regulators, we are processing this transaction,” the bank said in a statement.

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