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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2016-#58
Thursday, 24 March 2016

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1. www.rt.com: Bryan MacDonald, Blow up Brussels; you are a ‘terrorist.’ Blow up Moscow; you are an ‘insurgent.’
2. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, IMPERIAL RUSSIA.
3. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia: Ella Pamfilova presented annual report to President of Russia.
4. Carnegie Moscow Center: Denis Volkov, Russian Elite Opinion After Crimea.
5. Izvestia: Communist party leader interviewed on Duma election preparation.
6. Kremlin.ru: Meeting of the Working Group to Monitor and Analyse Law Enforcement Practice in Entrepreneurial Activity.
7. Kremlin.ru: Expanded meeting of Prosecutor General Office’s Board.
8. TASS: Putin calls to reduce number of authorities overseeing foreign economic activity on border.
9. Interfax: Russia open to investment cooperation with foreign partners – Medvedev.
10. US-Russia Business Council: JPMorgan Improves Outlook For Russian Economy.
11. US-Russia Business Council: Kremlin Proposes Amendments to Protect Business.
12. TASS: Russian economy minister sees trend of ruble strengthening rather than weakening.
13. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, Are Russian Oil Companies Invincible? They’ve Survived Sanctions, Cheap Oil.
14. Worldoil.com: Russia’s only producing oil field on Arctic shelf produces 10-millionth barrel.
15. Reuters: Russia’s rising oil exports expose holes in output deal.
16. New York Times: Russia, Light on Cash, Weighs Risks of a Heavy Tax on Oil Giants.
17. Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Russian natural resources minister interviewed on outlook for oil industry. (Sergei Donskoy)
18. Russia Insider: Fritz Morgen, Russian Economy Shows Growth. Agricultural production grows stronger, industry will take longer to recover.
19. Carnegie Moscow Center: Andrey Movchan, Ins and Outs of the Russian Economy. External factors are having little impact on the health of the Russian economy. Sanctions and counter-sanctions are not a big factor either. An effort to make Russia self-sufficient and rely on import substitution poses a much bigger danger.
20. Washington Post: Thomas Remington, Here’s how Alexander Hamilton would understand Russia’s regional debt crisis.
21. TASS: More than 1 million HIV infected persons registered in Russia – vice premier.
22. Moscow Times: Battle in the Archives – Uncovering Russia’s Secret Past.
23. Izvestia: State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin on the deep-lying causes of the cooling of relations between Russia and the West: Reunification of Crimea and Russia is major event of modern history.
24. Deutsche Welle: Russia, West ‘can come together like a fist’ against terrorism: Russian deputy minister. (Anatoly Antonov)
25. Russia Direct: Artem Kureev, Russia’s bitter experience could help EU tackle its terrorism challenges. Following the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Europe could well take into consideration the experiences of Israeli and Russian intelligence agencies and police. But how effective will these measures be?
26. www.rt.com: ‘Take the threat seriously’: US, Russia, Europe need to fight ISIS together – ex-DIA chief Flynn.
27. Rethinking Russia: Alexander Stanchev, Europe Fights Windmills as Terrorists Strike It at Its Heart.
28. Sputnik: Kerry’s Mission to Moscow: The Devil is in the Details.
29. Reuters: Kerry tells Russia he wants further reduction in Syria violence.
30. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, US-Russia thaw? Kerry arrives in Moscow for Syria talks. Though a breakthrough is unlikely, there is a growing cooperation on Syria, which many Russians hope will ease the tensions between the Washington and Moscow.
31. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Why does Moscow need Syrian Kurdistan? Why is the Kremlin supporting the Syrian Kurds, who are now complicating the regional picture by pushing for federalization, and how will this affect Russian assistance to the Bashar al-Assad regime?
32. Valdai Discussion Club: PANEL DISCUSSION “THE POTENTIAL OF “CONFLUENCE” AND IMBUING THE RUSSIA-CHINA RELATIONS WITH PRACTICE”
33. London School of Economics: Avoiding a New ‘Cold War’: The Future of EU-Russia Relations in the Context of the Ukraine Crisis, (report)
34. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, US SENATE TO PAY $40 MILLION TO EMBALM DEFEATED INFOWARRIORS – THEIR CORPSES TO BE REMEMBERED LONG AFTER THEIR LIES ARE FORGOTTEN.
35. RFE/RL: Brian Whitmore, The Daily Vertical: Moscow Accuses Itself.
36. Atlantic Council: Ariel Cohen, Memo to Secretary Kerry: Russia Is Weaker Than You Think
37. Wall Street Journal: Daniel Katz, Keeping Europe Safe From Putin.

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