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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#124
Monday, 3 July 2017

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1. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at the Primakov Readings International Forum, Moscow, June 30, 2017.
2. Neil Clark, Shhh…A football tournament in Russia has been a great success!
3. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Why don’t Russians trust America? Polls show that the majority of Russians polled consider the U.S. and its policies a threat, and believe it has a negative impact on the world. Experts believe that this long-lasting disapproval of Washington is rooted in the Cold War and current political frictions.
4. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, THREAT PERCEPTIONS.
5. Washington Post: David Filipov and Natalya Abbakumova, Putin made a lot of promises to Russians on his call-in TV show. Now, he’s delivering.
6. New York Times: Oleg Kashin, Will Russia’s Only Opposition Leader Become the Next Putin? (Navalny)
7. Vedomosti: Russian experts say Navalny no threat to Kremlin.
8. Paul Goble: Nearly 40 Percent of Russian Economy Still in Shadow Sector.
9. Interfax: Kudrin doesn’t rule out Russia – EU free trade zone “in distant future”
10. TASS: Russia’s counter-sanctions: What you need to know.
11. Russia Insider: Paul Goncharoff, U.S. Mulls More Sanctions: Another Gift to Russia? New sanctions could help further diversify Russia’s energy sector.
12. TASS: US pressure on China may lead to clash, diplomat says.
13. Xi Jinping to meet Putin in Moscow for 3rd time this year to strike $10bn worth of deals.
14. Sputnik: Let’s Go Deep Into Russian-Chinese Interstate Relations.
15. Wall Street Journal: No Thaw Likely at Trump-Putin Meeting.
16. Ray McGovern, What Trump Can Expect from Putin. President Trump will have his first meeting with President Putin at a time of dangerous U.S.-Russian tensions, amid demands to “get tough,” but ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern, a former presidential briefer, urges Trump to see Putin’s side.
17. The Unz Review: Israel Shamir, What Would Putin Tell Trump?
18. The Conversation: Ronald Suny, Is Putin’s Russia the critical threat Americans believe it to be?
19. Sputnik: Good Morning, America! Radio Sputnik Goes Live in FM in Washington DC.
20. Mark Galeotti, Russia’s cyber-challenge cuts both ways.
21. Gareth Porter, Foisting Blame for Cyber-hacking on Russia. Cyber-criminal efforts to hack into U.S. government databases are epidemic, but this ugly reality is now being exploited to foist blame on Russia and fuel the New Cold War hysteria.
22. The Globalist: Kenneth Courtis, Ukraine’s Downward Spiral. A report from Kiev on corruption and hopelessness.
23. The Nation: Nicolai Petrov, The Real Ukrainian Solution Is Federalism. Why is the mere discussion of federalism often equated with treason?
24. American Affairs: Hall Gardner, Ukraine: A New Plan.
25. Jeff Greenfield, Is All the Russia Talk Helping Putin? Our obsession with the diminutive Kremlin strongman makes him look 10 feet tall-and entrenches his power.
26. Washington Post: Anne Applebaum, How U.S. presidents missed the Russia threat – until it was much, much too late.
27. Washington Post editorial: What Trump should say when he meets Putin for the first time.
29. Danielle Ryan, Cold War flashback: Media’s flawed coverage of the Trump-Russia story is not helping the left. CNN’s terrible week was just the latest example of sloppy, hysterical Russia coverage that only feeds Trump.
30. Alexander Mercouris, The 12 baseless claims that form Russiagate. Examination of the evidence for every one of the 12 claims made about Russiagate shows that they are untrue.

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