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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#126
Tuesday, 4 July 2017

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1. Washington Post: Michael McFaul, What Trump needs to read before meeting Putin.
2. AP: No ‘Specific Agenda,’ but Trump, Putin Have Lots to Discuss.
3. Russia Matters: Survey: Tips for President Trump Ahead of His First Meeting With Putin.
4. Council on Foreign Relations: What’s at Stake at the G20 Summit. (excerpt with Fyodor Lukyanov)
5. www.rt.com: Putin-Trump meeting at G20 equally important for Russia, US & intl stability – Kremlin.
6. www.rt.com: Gorbachev blames current Russia-US spat on Washington’s selfishness.
7. Sputnik: US Considers Giving Back Seized Russian Property Without Losing Face.
8. Paul Goble: World War II Continues to Have Demographic Impact on Russia, Vishnevsky Says
9. Interfax: State Duma committee approves text of Russia’s naturalization oath.
10. TASS: Poll indicates 10% of Russians contemplate moving to another.
11. Gazeta.ru: Russian expert sums up young people’s political attitudes. (Denis Volkov)
12. Wall Street Journal: Oil Giants Lobby Against Bill to Toughen Russia Sanctions. Pushback from energy companies, other industries threatens to complicate House passage of the legislation.
13. Reuters: Trump to promote U.S. natgas exports in Russia’s backyard.
14. Dances With Bears: US SENATE STRIKES FOR RUSSIAN EQUALITY – THE OLIGARCHS TARGETED IN NEW SANCTIONS BILL. (excerpt)

US SENATE STRIKES FOR RUSSIAN EQUALITY – THE OLIGARCHS TARGETED IN NEW SANCTIONS BILL


15. Reuters: Russia Outlook Clouded by Oil, New Sanctions Risk-S&P.
16. Quartz: Andrew Bishop, A new social dimension is making Russia, Germany, and India safer investments than the US and Brazil. (excerpt)
A new social dimension is making Russia, Germany, and India safer investments than the US and Brazil
17. Gazeta.ru: Rustem Falyakhov, There is No Money – There is a Strategy — The Programme With Which the President Will Go to the Polls.
18. NPR (National Public Radio): Lucian Kim, In Russia’s Siberian Silicon Valley, Business Is Good But Risks Can Be High.
19. Russia Insider: Jon Hellevig, Russia: An Industrial Powerhouse With Nukes. New data spectacularly proves wrong the charade that Russia has supposedly failed to diversify its economy.
http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/russia-industrial-powerhouse-nukes/ri20251
20. TASS: Putin presents Chinese president with Russia’s highest state award.
21. Reuters: Russia and China tell North Korea, U.S. and South Korea to embrace de-escalation plan.
22. Fort Russ/Izvestia: West who? Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping adopt a four-year action plan.
[original: http://iz.ru/614562/egor-sozaev-gurev-andrei-ontikov/rossiia-i-kitai]
23. Consortiumnews.com: Ray McGovern, Russia-China Tandem Shifts Global Power. Official Washington’s arrogance in trying to push around Russia and China has pushed the two countries together, creating a dangerous new dynamic in international relations.
24. Valdai Discussion Club: Alastair Crooke, MANAGING GEO-POLITICAL CHANGE: ATTENDING TO THE ARCHITECTURE.
25. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Izvestia: Senior diplomat interviewed on Russia’s relations with neighbors. (Grigory Karasin)
26. New York Times: Edward Kline, ‘Silent Partner’ in Aiding Soviet Dissidents, Dies at 85.
27. American Affairs: Paul Starobin, Seeing Russia Clearly.

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