RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-103 :: Thursday, 1 June 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#103
Thursday, 1 June 2017

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1. TASS: Putin speaks out against anti-Russian sentiment at SPIEF.
2. TASS: Russia not involved in hacker attacks at state level – Putin.
3. TASS: Putin says Russia has to respond to other countries’ military potential buildup.
4. Kremlin.ru: Meeting with heads of international news agencies.
5. Kremlin.ru: Meeting with Commissioner for Children’s Rights Anna Kuznetsova.
6. Awful Avalanche: O What Rogues And Peasant Slaves Are Those Moscow Cops! – Part III.
7. Realnoe Vremya (Tartarstan): Pyotr Bystrov: ”Putin will leave at the end of the 2020s” The famous political analyst tells about a ”lowering” of Navalny, immutable positions of Medvedev and the correct behaviour model for newcomer governors.
8. Wall Street Journal: Judge Orders Russian Opposition Leader to Delete Parts of Investigative Video.Moscow Court tells Alexei Navalny to delete parts of video critical of billionaire Alisher Usmanov.
9. TASS: Court orders 2 mln rubles compensation to activist Dadin for wrongful prosecution.
10. Realnoe Vremya (Tartarstan): Dmitry Medvedev: ”Have dear oil workers paid you money? Money hurts nobody” The first day of Russian Prime Minister in Kazan: questions about salary, instant execution of orders and requests for foreign trips.
11. TASS: Kremlin comments on ex-finance minister’s proposal to privatize Russia’s oil sector.
12. Consortiumnews.com: Rick Sterling, Comprehending Today’s Russia. The U.S. government and mainstream media present Russia as a dangerous aggressor that must be resisted and punished, but American citizens who toured Russia in May found a very different reality.
13. Forbes.com: Nabi Abdullaev, U.S. Companies To Talk Business With Putin In St. Petersburg.
14. CNBC.com/Financial Times: Kremlin gathers experts to tackle Russia’s anaemic growth.
15. Strafor.com: Beyond the Recession, More Problems Await Russia.
16. www.rt.com: Russia confirms commitment to Paris climate change agreement amid fears of US pullout.
17. Stratfor.com: Jon Sather, An Invisible Curtain Falls Between Russia and the West. Is the Cold War truly over, or has the front line simply moved from battlespace to cyberspace?
18. www.rt.com: Bryan MacDonald, Russia is forsaking the West and moving toward China.
19. China US Focus: Elizabeth Wishnick, The Unpredictable Triangle: U.S.-China-Russia Relations in the Trump Era.
20. http://theduran.com: Alexander Mercouris, Moldova Maidan: President blames west for expulsion of Russian diplomats. The expulsion of Russian diplomats by the Moldovan government reflects a bitter internal power struggle within Moldova between the country’s pro-Russian President and its pro-EU government, in the midst of a government crisis caused by the collapse of the pro-EU coalition which has governed the country since 2009.
21. Reuters: ‘Axis of Love’: Saudi-Russia Detente Heralds New Oil Order.
22. Harpers Magazine: Michael Glennon, Security Breach. Trump’s tussle with the bureaucratic state.
23. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, Terrorism and the Perils of ‘Russiagate.’ As Trump and Putin strive for an essential US-Russia alliance against international terrorism, American media frenzy, fueled by anonymous leaks, continues to thwart it.
24. The Onion: ‘Washington Post’ Reporter Frustrated Every Space In Parking Garage Taken Up By Anonymous Sources.
25. Reuters: Blame game for cyber attacks grows murkier as spying, crime tools mix.
26. Wall Street Journal editorial: Samantha Power Unmasked. Why would a diplomat need to know the names of Trump officials?
27. The Economist: The Economist explains. The many, many probes into Trump-Russia ties.
28. Bloomberg: Russian Banker Sees Trump Facing Witch Hunt in New Cold War. (Andrey Kostin)
29. Washington Post: Trump administration moves to return Russian compounds in Maryland and New York.
30. Interfax: Ukraine’s justice ministry sues Saakashvili.
31. Politkom.ru: Kiev seen “pushing” Ukraine’s southeast towards Russia.

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