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JRL Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2012-#158 – 31 August 2012

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Johnson’s Russia List 2012-#158 31 August 2012 davidjohnson@starpower.net A World Security Institute Project www.worldsecurityinstitute.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: www.russialist.org/funding.php Your source for news and analysis since 1996 In this issue POLITICS 1. Reuters: Alissa de Carbonnel, INSIGHT-Brutality, anger fuel jihad in Russia’s Caucasus. 2. Moscow Times/BBC

JRL Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2012-#157 – 30 August 2012

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Johnson’s Russia List 2012-#157 30 August 2012 davidjohnson@starpower.net A World Security Institute Project www.worldsecurityinstitute.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org Constant Contact JRL archive: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs053/1102820649387/archive/1102911694293.html JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php Your source for news and analysis since 1996n0 “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are” In this issue

JRL Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2012-#156 – 29 August 2012

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Johnson’s Russia List 2012-#156 29 August 2012 davidjohnson@starpower.net A World Security Institute Project www.worldsecurityinstitute.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: www.russialist.org/funding.php Your source for news and analysis since 1996 In this issue POLITICS 1. Interfax: Most Russians Not Expecting Political Repressions – Poll. 2. Moscow Times/BBC Monitoring: What

RUSSIA, NATO AND AFGHANISTAN: International operation in Afghanistan: preparations for termination continue

Allied Troops on High Ground Overlooking Afghan Valley

RUSSIAN AVIATION WILL BRING NATO’S NON-LETHAL CONSIGNMENTS OUT OF AFGHANISTAN -  Izvestia – August 30, 2012 -  Aleksei Mikhailov [no direct link available to English translation of article] Izvestia reports that Russian pilots from the the Russian 224th Flight Group will help bring non-lethal NATO consignments out of Afghanistan.  Included will be the property of

Search at factory of Navalny’s parents underway in Kirovles case

Alexei Navalny file photo

Search at factory of Navalny’s parents underway in Kirovles case – Itar-Tass – August 28 click here to read the orginal article Russian source Itar-Tass reports that authorities pursuing an investigation of Alexei Navalny have now conducted a search of his parents’ willow-weaving factory in the Moscow region.  [Navalny is an opposition leader and anti-corruption

In desecration of crosses, Russia’s Orthodox church sees dark warning

File Photo of Russian Orthodox Cathedral

In desecration of crosses, Russia’s Orthodox church sees dark warning; The Russian Orthodox Church said an antireligious campaign ­ in sympathy with Pussy Riot punk band ­ was under way after four large wooden crosses were destroyed over the weekend. – Christian Science Monitor – August 27, 2012 – by Fred Weir, Correspondent click here

JRL Table of Contents :: 2012-#155 – 28 August 2012

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Johnson’s Russia List 2012-#155 28 August 2012 davidjohnson@starpower.net A World Security Institute Project www.worldsecurityinstitute.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: www.russialist.org/funding.php Your source for news and analysis since 1996 In this issue POLITICS 1. ITAR-TASS: RUSSIAN PRESS REVIEW. Most Russians disagreed that political repressions are being carried out

JRL Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2012-#154 – 27 August 2012

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Johnson’s Russia List 2012-#154 27 August 2012 davidjohnson@starpower.net A World Security Institute Project www.worldsecurityinstitute.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: www.russialist.org/funding.php Your source for news and analysis since 1996 In this issue POLITICS 1. Moscow TImes/BBC Monitoring. What the Papers Say, Aug. 27, 2012. 2. Moscow Times: Reformer

11 POINTS FROM PUTIN: Starting from 2013, the effectiveness of the work of the governors will be evaluated in a new way

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11 POINTS FROM PUTIN: Starting from 2013, the effectiveness of the work of the governors will be evaluated in a new way -  Vedomosti editorial – 8.24.12 [no link available to English-language translation] A Vedemosti editorial reports that a presidential decree issued by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Aug. 21, 2012, and effective in 2013,

For Russians, August is the cruelest month

Kremlin and St. Basil's

For Russians, August is the cruelest month – Washington Times – August 23, 2012 -  Marc Bennetts click here to read original article The Washington Times explains that August, or “Black August” has somehow been the month when some of the worst disasters in recent Russian memory have occurred:  in 1991, the attempted coup by

JRL Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2012-#152 – 23 August 2012

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Johnson’s Russia List 2012-#152 23 August 2012 davidjohnson@starpower.net A World Security Institute Project www.worldsecurityinstitute.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php Your source for news and analysis since 1996n0 “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are” In this issue POLITICS 1. Interfax: Poll: Only

JRL Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2012-#151 – 22 August 2012

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Johnson’s Russia List 2012-#151 22 August 2012 davidjohnson@starpower.net A World Security Institute Project www.worldsecurityinstitute.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php Your source for news and analysis since 1996 “We don’t see things as they are, but as we are” In this issue POLITICS 1. Moscow Times: Report

POLITBURO 2012: Political scientists came up with the list of most powerful people in Russian politics

Kremlin and Moscow Environs Aerial View

POLITBURO 2012: Political scientists came up with the list of most powerful people in Russian politics – Moskovskiye Novosti 8.22.12 [no link available to English-language version] Moskovskiye Novosti listed out leading figures in Russian politics by category or venue, indicating they were basing their list on analysis from Minchenko Consulting that “determined individuals’ closeness to

Canadian Government Does Not See A Military Threat in the Arctic, Says Canadian Department of National Defence

Polar Bear on Ice, Looking Back at Camera

Canadian Government Doe  Not See A Military Threat in the Arctic, Says  DND (Department of National Defence) – David Pugliese – Ottawa Citizen (Canada) – August 16, 2012 click here to read original article David Pugliese writes in the Ottawa Citizen about Canadian military planning and its response to Russia’s heightened focus on the Arctic,

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