RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2015-#188 :: Monday 28 September 2015

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2015-#188
Monday – 28 September 2515

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1. All eyes on Putin. At a time of icy relations with the U.S., Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a rare — and surprising — interview to 60 Minutes.
2. Interview to American TV channel CBS and PBS.
3. TASS: Putin pledges to improve Russian political system so that people may influence authorities.
4. Washington Post: James Hohmann and Elise Viebeck, The Daily 202: Putin trolls Obama ahead of United Nations showdown.
5. Washington Post: Andrew Roth, Live from New York: It’s Putin Speech Bingo.
6. Washington Post: Daniel Treisman, Searching for the roots of Russia’s aggression.
7. New York Times: Steven Lee Myers, Putin’s Credo: Never Let Them See You Sweat.
8. The National Interest: Zalmay Khalilzad, Face-to-Face: Obama Meets Putin. “The likelihood of negotiating settlements in Ukraine and Syria could be increased if President Obama uses the meeting with Putin to underscore a reality to Putin: Russia is exposed.”
9. Kyiv Post: Brian Bonner, That was one lousy interview with Putin, Charlie Rose.


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