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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#115
Tuesday, 20 June 2017

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1. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Fewer Russians want to emigrate, poll shows.
2. Meeting on economic issues.
3. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Mikhail Rostovsky: Putin and the people against a regime that has grown fat: the president gives away his 2018 strategy. Where’s the money, Vladimir Vladimirovich.
4. Izvestia: Russian senator views Putin call-in’s foreign policy message. (Konstantin Kosachev)
5. Tom Junes, Russian youths are taking to the streets, but let’s not over-hype the revolt of the “Putin generation” just yet. If we’re going to understand how young people in Russia are becoming more political, we need to ask the right questions before applying our own labels.
6. Bloomberg: Why Putin Isn’t Laughing at Russia’s Foul-Mouthed YouTube Craze.
7. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Mikhail Rostovskiy: How Navalny ‘Spoiled the Holiday.’ ‘Supreme Fighter Against Corruption’ as Lenin of Our Times.
8. Justice Ministry to appeal ECHR ruling on Russian ‘gay propaganda law’
9. Chris Weafer, Russia’s Asian pivot starts to pay off.
10. Kenneth Rapoza, Russia Surprises Euro Bond Market With New Issue, And Europeans Go Nuts. Let’s go fund Putin! The Russian government just issued two new bonds priced in euros and foreign investors couldn’t get enough of it.
11. Russia Insider: Paul Goncharoff, The Wheels Are Coming off the US-Driven Globalism Wagon. The battle between national sovereignty and globalism is the defining conflict of our era, and at the end of the day, it is assuredly economic in nature.
12. Are Russia And The Saudis Planning A Natural Gas Cartel?
13. Russia Beyond the Headlines: How the downing of a Syrian fighter will affect Russian-American relations. Starting June 19, Russian air defense systems will track all flights of U.S.-led coalition aircraft in Syria. A hitherto agreement on preventing air incidents between Russian and western aircraft is no longer in force.
15. The National Interest: Nikolas Gvosdev, How Do America and Russia Avoid a War over Syria? The United States needs to think soberly about its next steps-and not stumble into a clash with Russia that it neither foresees nor desires.
16. Gary Leupp, Russia’s Calm, But Firm, Response to the US Shooting Down a Syrian Fighter Jet.
17. TASS: Russia considers no counter-demands to US in response to Tillerson’s plan.
18. John Hudson, The Trump Administration Has A New Plan For Dealing With Russia. A classified document by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson lays out a new path for Russia and the US. But does the president, weighed down by scandal and investigation, support it?
19. TASS: Russian senator warns ‘Tillerson Plan’ may be double-edged sword.
20. Valdai Discussion Club: Timofei Bordachev, RUSSIA-CHINA: AN ALLIANCE FOR PEACE OR WAR? Will the union between China and Russia help strategic stability?
21. Russian International Affairs Council: Natalia Evtikhevich, The Impact of Tensions between the EU and Russia at the People-to-People Level.
22. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Kremlin memoirs: Boris Yeltsin’s widow recalls their foreign tours. With her memoirs, Russia’s former first lady gives an unprecedented glimpse into life on the post-Soviet political Olympus. These include stories about Hillary Clinton, a conversation with Helmut Kohl, friendship with Mrs. Chirac and other details from the life of a Kremlin wife.
23. Russian Institute for Strategic Studies: Konstantin Blokhin, Russian-American Relations: Political Horizons of the Future.
24. Sic Semper Tyrannis: The “17 Intelligence Community Agencies” Canard on Russian Interference.
25. Sic Semper Tyrannis: Fake News and the Russian Interference Lie.
26. New York Times: David Brooks, Let’s Not Get Carried Away.
27. Moscow Times: Anna Nemtsova, The Russians Are Coming: How NYC Came to Obsess Over Moscow. When I was living in the United States in the mid-2000s, Russia wasn’t even on the radar.
28. New York University Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia: Eliot Borenstein, Cringe-Watching: Oliver Stone’s The Putin Interviews.
29. New York Review of Books: Robert Cottrell, The Banality of Putin.

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