RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-120 :: Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#120
Tuesday, 27 June 2017

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1. TASS: Poll indicates majority of Russians support criminalizing drug use.
2. Kremlin.ru: Meeting with Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko. (excerpt re NGOs)
3. Intellinews.com: Christopher Stakhovsky, Is Russia on the cusp of a green revolution?
4. Financial Times: Russia taps strong demand for emerging market debt. Bond sales hit post-sanctions high as investors scramble for yield.
5. Valdai Discussion Club: Vladimir Vasiliev, ECONOMIC SANCTIONS AS THE QUINTESSENCE OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S CARROT AND STICK APPROACH.
6. Washington Post: Luke Mackle, The Senate wants tough new sanctions against Russia, but key U.S. allies are furious. Here’s why.
7. European Leadership Network: Open Letter to President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin. (Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, Sam Nunn)
8. Newsweek.com: TRUMP WILL START ‘NO WIN ARMS RACE’ WITH RUSSIA BY SCRAPPING NUCLEAR MISSILE DEAL, WARNS MOSCOW’S DEFENSE COMMITTEE CHIEF.
9. Paul Goble: Moscow Media Report that West Wants to Dismember Russia Dismissed by Russian Experts.
10. Valdai Discussion Club: EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION: RECENT TRENDS AND PROSPECTS.
11. Kennan Institute: Stacy Closson, Kennan Cable No.24: Russian Foreign Policy in the Arctic: Balancing Cooperation and Competition.
12. www.rt.com: Bryan MacDonald, Blacked-out Volgas & the KGB: A modern Russian ‘spy story’
13. TASS: Russian intelligence chief extols covert operatives as cream of the crop.
14. AP: With a Year to Go, Russia’s World Cup Faces Challenges.
15. www.rt.com: Every Russia player’s World Cup 2014 doping probe negative, despite reports – FIFA.
16. Awful Avalanche: International Ballet Competition in Moscow – Warning Signs – Part VI.
17. Bloomberg: Ukraine Says There’s No Evidence of Illicit Payments to Manafort.
18. Washington Times: CNN producer, caught on camera: Russia-Trump ‘mostly bulls-‘
19. Politico.com: Feds won’t release redacted intelligence report on Russian election meddling
20. Sputnik: Up to 30% of All Cyberattacks Targeting Russia Originate From US – Russian MP.
21. New York Times editorial: Tweeting, Not Leading, the Response to Russian Hacking.
22. The Cipher Brief: Michael Morrell, Putin Aiming for Our Democracy.

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