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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#137
Tuesday, 18 July 2017

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1. Maclean’s (Canada): Allen Abel, What it’s like to be Russian in the U.S. right now. America’s three million immigrant and ethnic Russians are hearing it all, all over again, fearing discrimination and another Cold War.
2. Moscow Times: Most Russians Swear Under the Influence of ‘Strong Emotions’ – Poll.
3. TASS: Poll shows Russians are happier with their lives in 2017.
4. Intellinews.com: Russia’s industrial output continues growth in June.
5. Intellinews.com: Chris Weafer, It’s the oil price, stupid.
6. RAPSI: Dmitry Medvedev backs bill easing penalty for businessmen.
7. Washington Post: Katrina vanden Heuvel, Time for sober realism on the U.S.-Russia relationship.
8. USA Today: New book predicts Vladimir Putin’s downfall. (Putin: His Downfall and Russia’s Coming Crash by Richard Lourie)
9. Paul Goble: Kremlin Still Unable to Come Up with Future for Putin to Run On, Vedomosti Says.
10. Russian and Eurasian Politics: Gordon Hahn, The Schism Within Russia’s Pro-Democracy Movement.
11. RBC: Center for Economic and Political Reform: Protests on Rise in Russia.
12. Novaya Gazeta: Russian paper says security forces take control of election process.
13. Meduza: Moscow will now allow protesters to march against Internet censorship.
14. Moscow Times: Russian Leading ‘Assault’ on Freedom of Expression – HRW.
15. RAPSI: Navalny, his accomplices ordered to pay $35,500 to Kirovles.
16. Financial Times: Oil industry warns US over new Russia sanctions. Senate bill is so broad it could hit jobs and projects across world, say executives.
17. Valdai Discussion Club: Rein Müllerson, SEIZURE OF DIPLOMATIC PROPERTY AGGRAVATES ANTI-RUSSIAN HYSTERIA.
18. TASS: Diplomat lays out conditions to improve Russian-US ties at talks with Shannon.
19. Russian International Affairs Council: Anton Mardasov and Kirill Semenov, The “Southern Deal” Between Moscow and Washington: A Duel of Diplomacies.
20. TASS: Senior Russian MP: Israel must ‘learn to live’ with Russia-US agreement on Syria ceasefire.
21. http://theduran.com: Alexander Mercouris, Mosul versus Aleppo: US bombing ‘good, Russian bombing ‘bad’; ISIS ‘bad’, Al-Qaeda ‘good.’ The West’s selective indignation concerning Syrian and Russian conduct of the battle of Aleppo, in contrast to Iraqi and US conduct of the battle of Mosul, is not an only an offence against reason and truth. It also excuses Al-Qaeda, which was as responsible for the suffering in Aleppo as ISIS has been for the suffering in Mosul.
22. The Unz Review: Philip Giraldi, Fracking Around with the Russians. What will those rascals in Moscow do next?
23. International Business Times: Pussy Riot Founder Says American Liberals Scapegoat Putin To Distract From Democrats’ Problems.
24. The New Republic: Jeet Here, The Democrats’ Dangerous “War” Rhetoric on Russia. Their hyperbolic comments risk becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy.
25. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, THE IMPROPER ASSOCIATION (MAYBE CRIME) OF VICTOR PINCHUK WITH HILLARY, BILL AND CHELSEA CLINTON, COVERED UP BY THE US MEDIA, US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, AND THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND.
26. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Which Russian sites are worth including on the UNESCO World Heritage List? The World Heritage Committee met in Krakow in July, and added the Assumption Cathedral and Monastery on the island of Sviyazhsk to the list of cultural sites, as well as the Landscapes of Dauria to a new natural sites list. What other sites should Russia suggest be placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List? RBTH offers its own list.
27. Reconsidering Russia Podcast: An Interview with Zhores Medvedev.
28. TASS: Century without a czar: the investigation into Nicholas II’s murder continues. Historians and clergymen have spoken to TASS about the course of investigation.
29. Reconsidering Russia Podcast: An Interview with Volodymyr Ishchenko.
30. Reuters: Pro-Russian Rebel Leader in E. Ukraine Unveils Plan for New State.
31. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, Ukraine’s partners allow it to backslide.

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