RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-129 :: Friday, 7 July 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#129
Friday, 7 July 2017

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1. Moon of Alabama: The Undeniable Pattern Of Russian Hacking (Updated)
2. TASS: Putin and Trump meet on sidelines of G20 summit.
3. Встреча с Президентом США Дональдом Трампом.
4. Moscow Times: Russia’s Expert Advice: How Putin Should Tackle His First Trump Meeting. (Lukyanov, Demidov, and Suslov)
5. Interfax: Putin-Trump meeting to be held amid campaign for discrediting new administration in U.S
6. Russian reporter: Russians seeking ‘normalcy’ out of Putin-Trump meeting. (TASS’Andrei Sitov)
7. The New Yorker: Joshua Yaffa, The U.S. Media’s Murky Coverage of Putin and Trump.
8. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, TSAR VLADIMIR.
9. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, The Pogrom of Sputnik i Pogrom.
10. TASS: Opposition figure Navalny walks free after 25 days in administrative arrest.
11. TASS: Russian court reduces sentence for blogger who played Pokemon Go in church.
12. The National Interest: Nikolay Pakhomov, Russian Gas Trumps American Sanctions. Russian gas will inevitably remain part of the mix in Europe’s future energy market.
13. Kenneth Rapoza, Sorry Senator McCain, Russia No Longer Just ‘A Gas Station Masquerading As A Country’
14. Russia against protectionism & politicizing of trade – Putin.
16. Asia Times: Irina Drobysheva, Russia and the great land giveaway in the Far East. Enthusiasts say the offer of free land in Far East Russia could spark a large migration to the region.
17. Russian International Affairs Council: Vladimir Morozov, Germany, the USA, and Russia in the Changing World.
18. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Russian expert views USA possible withdrawal from INF Treaty. (Col-Gen Viktor Yesin)
19. The National Interest: Dave Majumdar, Can Russia and America Work Together in Syria?. Ultimately, it will be the Assad regime and the various other proxy forces-both U.S. and Russian aligned-that will determine if the two great powers can work together.
20. Moscow welcomes US readiness to cooperate on Syria, but awaits ‘no-fly zones’ clarification – Lavrov.
21. The Unz Report: Patrick Buchanan, Patching It Up with Putin.
22. Rick Sterling, Ten Problems with the Anti-Russia Obsession.
23. Sheldon Richman, How to Spite Putin.
24. Kenneth Rapoza, Ahead Of Putin G-20 Meet, Trump Throws Russia Hawks A Bone And Tows The Line.
25. Cynthia Hooper, Trump’s big G-20 gambit: Whatever happens, Vladimir Putin wins. Never mind the bromance – Putin is now trying to position himself as a reasonable, responsible world leader.
26. Robert Parry, MSM, Still Living in Propaganda-ville. The stakes in U.S.-Russia relations could not be higher – possible nuclear conflagration and the end of civilization – but the U.S. mainstream media is still slouching around in “propaganda-ville.”
28. Sputnik: A New Twist With Seized Russian Property: How Far US is Ready to Go.
29. Reuters: U.S. Taps Ex-Envoy to NATO Volker to Resolve Ukraine Crisis.
29. Reuters: U.S. Taps Ex-Envoy to NATO Volker to Resolve Ukraine Crisis.
30. The Real News Network: Trump Tells Russia to Stop ‘Destabilizing’ Ukraine, But What’s Really Going On? (Interview with Nicolai N. Petro)
31. Russia Insider/Novini (Holland): Eric van de Beek, Whose BUK? Dutch Researchers Discuss MH17 Who took down MH17? With their thousands of hours of research, they probably know more of the Malaysian airliner disaster than all journalists put together. And yet, Dutch MH17-experts Max van der Werff and Marcel van den Berg each come to different conclusions.

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