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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#39 :: 26 February 2013
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POLITICS

1. Moscow News: Putin still seen best for presidency, though rating falls.
2. ITAR-TASS: RUSSIAN PRESS REVIEW. Russians prefer Shoigu to Medvedev.
3. Forbes.com: Mark Adomanis, Did Russia’s Infant Mortality Rate Just Skyrocket?
4. www.russiatoday.com: Russian government drafts fresh bill facilitating domestic adoptions.
5. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Giving all children the right to learn. A new law on education soon to be passed in Russia will allow parents of children with special needs to demand that their children be educated in regular state schools.
6. Moscow Times: Blind Lawmaker Praises New Law Requiring Firms to Hire the Disabled.
7. Moscow Times/BBC Monitoring: What the Papers Say, Feb. 26, 2013.
8. Moscow TImes: Justice Ministry Refuses to Check Golos Election Watchdog.
9. Politkom.ru: Russian Commentary: ‘Exodus’ of Deputies Marks Change in Nature of Putin Regime. (Tatyana Stanovaya)
10. Moscow Times: Vladimir Ryzhkov, Pekhtin’s Mistake Was Investing in Miami.
11. Vedomosti: Commentator Views Putin Regime ‘Rhetoric of War.’ (Aleksandr Rubtsov)
12. Paul Goble: Window on Eurasia: Putin System Degenerating and Will Be Swept Away, Solovey Argues.
13. Interfax: Public Opinion Poll Results on Shoygu, Armed Forces Status.
14. The Guardian Weekly: Cossack cadets fill a gap in Russia’s sense of security and patriotism.
15. ITAR-TASS: Russia has no commitments for world community to permit homosexuality propaganda – Lavrov.
16. Moscow News: Anna Arutunyan, ‘Cloud Atlas,’ Russian style. How a bizarre adoption drama can be traced back to Magnitsky’s death.
17. Christian Science Monitor: Newly Russian, Gérard Depardieu tours his adopted homeland.
18. New York Times: Jeffrey Kahn, In Putin’s Russia, Shooting the Messenger.
19. Moscow Times: Ian Pryde, Turning Sochi Into Russia’s Coming Out Party.
20. New York Times: United States and Russia Join for Olympic Training.

ECONOMY

21. ITAR-TASS: RF must diversify economy away from oil, gas dependency – PM.
22. The Voice of Russia: Russia holds GDP growth lead in G8.
23. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Alexander Yakovenko, Finance reform is key for Russia’s G20 presidency.
24. RIA Novosti: 10% of Russian Companies Dodged Taxes in 2012 – Central Bank.
25. Osobaya Bukva: Vladislav Polyanskiy, Slowly but Surely, the Russian Economy Is Moving Toward Recession. Rivers of Oil Do Not Guarantee Lands of Milk and Honey.
26. Moscow Times: Anders Aslund, How Russia Mismanaged the Financial Crisis.
27. RIA Novosti: US Fast Food Chains Banking on Russian Bellies.

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

28. Russia & India Report: Fyodor Lukyanov, Reluctant India essential part of a new world order.
29. Moscow Times: Lavrov Lambastes EU Over Visa Fairness.
30. Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Aleksandra Samarina, Various Tactics of Russian Foreign Policy Strategy. Parliament Is Allowed To Criticize America, While the Country’s Leadership Distances Itself From the Hard Line.
31. www.russiatoday.com: No grounds for new Cold War with US – Medvedev.
32. ITAR-TASS: RUSSIAN PRESS REVIEW. The US-Russian missile defence talks may get off the ground.
33. RIA Novosti: Russia Upbeat, US Cool on Success in Lavrov-Kerry Talks.
34. BBC Monitoring: Russia keen on working with US to fight drugs trade – senior official.
35. Moscow Times: Latest Case Opened into U.S. Adoptee Death.
36. Moscow Times: Jewish Library Not the Only Thing Russia Isn’t Giving Back.
37. Izvestia: Eduard Lozanskiy, Russian Landing Force in Washington. Opposition Asks White House to Step Up Pressure on Kremlin.
38. Moscow Times: Maria Yulikova, Russian Superiority Remains Alive and Well.
39. Pravda.ru: Why is Michael McFaul so sad and upset in Russia?
40. Reuters: Russia wants U.S. to help foster dialogue in Syria.
41. ITAR-TASS: RUSSIAN PRESS REVIEW. The Russian naval task force will be permanently deployed in Mediterranean Sea.
42. Oilprice.com: Be Careful: Russia is Back to Stay in the Middle East.
43. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Russian arms industry exports record high.
44. International Relations and Security Network (ISN): Aglaya Snetkov, Russia in the Caucasus. Despite the attempts by Western powers to penetrate the Caucasus, Russia continues to exert unmatched influence over the region. In today’s Questions and Answers presentation, the CSS’ Aglaya Snetkov outlines some of the differences between Moscow’s North and South Caucasus policies.