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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#139
Thursday, 20 July 2017

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1. Intellinews.com: Half of Russians see hardest crisis times still ahead.
2. Kremlin.ru: Meeting with Lyudmila Alexeyeva.
3. Moscow Times: Russia Ranked Among Worst Countries to Be a Pensioner.
4. TASS: Poll reveals more than half of Russians support memorial symbols in honor of Stalin.
5. www.opendemocracy.net: Tatyana Dvornikova, No home, no work, no family: the difficulties of rehabilitation for Russia’s ex-prisoners. Confiscation of property, slave labour, deceit, despair. What else do Russian ex-cons face when they leave prison?
6. Kremlin.ru: Meeting with Government members. Putin: “Today, we will discuss an issue of great importance for practically every Russian family – how we can use information technology to improve access to medical care and medicines.”
7. Sputnik: We Must Safeguard Inter-Ethnic Concord in Russian Society – Putin.
8. Vedomosti: Daily says Kremlin set to create “image of future” for Putin re-election.
9. Paul Goble: Like Putin, Russians Don’t have ‘Image of the Future,’ Shelin Says.
10. TASS: Kremlin mum on documentary about Putin being filmed for 2018 election.
11. Vedomosti: Navalny seeks competitive presidential election, says Russian pundit. (Konstantin Sonin)
12. Intellinews.com: FINTECH: A Russian fintech revolution is coming.
13. TASS: Putin puts digital economy on list of main goals of Russia’s strategic development.
14. Meduza :Moscow’s cyber-defense. How the Russian government plans to protect the country from the coming cyberwar. (excerpt)
15. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, Trump’s LNG Plans For Poland Won’t Beat The Russians.
16. Russian International Affairs Council: Igor Ivanov, What Does the Future Hold? Reflections Regarding the Hamburg Meeting.
17. The National Interest: Thomas Graham Jr., Congress Must Preserve the INF Treaty with Russia. A new bill proposes that the United States would no longer be bound by the INF Treaty if Russia remains in violation.
18. Valdai Discussion Club: Prokhor Tebin, VALDAI PAPER #70: A TRANQUILIZER WITH A SCENT OF GUNPOWDER. THE BALANCE BETWEEN RUSSIAN AND NATO FORCES IN EASTERN EUROPE AFTER 2014.
19. The Independent (UK): Patrick Cockburn, The massacre of Mosul: 40,000 feared dead in battle to take back city from Isis as scale of civilian casualties revealed.
20. www.rt.com: ‘Absurd:’ Kremlin slams reports on Putin’s ‘secret’ meeting with Trump.
21. AP: Report: Trump Ends Covert Plan to Arm Syrian Rebels.
22. Interfax: Russia to verify reports on closure of CIA program backing Syrian opposition – Foreign Ministry.
23. TASS: Putin, Trump discussed Russian adoptions, but no mention of ban revision – Kremlin.
24. Medium.com: Jeffrey Carr, Two Failed Campaign Chairman Appointed By Harvard To Defend Democracy From Hackers.
25. German Marshall Fund: ‘Alliance for Securing Democracy’ Launches at GMF.
26. The Moscow Project (Center for American Progress): Uncovering the Truth About Trump and Russia.
27. Axios: Ex-CIA Director: Trump’s praise of Putin “made my blood boil” (John Brennan)
28. Washington Post editorial: Why Trump’s chat with Putin is not just a chat. The problem is the deeply troubling and unresolved questions about the U.S. president’s relationship with Russia.
29. Washington Post: Huntsman’s Russia connections run through Chevron.
30. Moscow Times: On Trump’s New Man in Russia, Jon Huntsman, Moscow Says ‘Wait and See.’ The former China envoy is facing a tough crowd.
31. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, Cold-War News Not Fit to Print. The mainstream media’s orthodox narrative of the new Cold War and “Russiagate” deletes important aspects of current developments.
32. Medium.com: Caitlin Johnstone, Donna Brazile Just Called Russians “The Communists”, And It Wasn’t An Accident.
33. Forbes.com: Tim Worstall, NYTimes Has Not Shown Paul Manafort Was In Debt To Russians – Limited Liability Is Limited Liability.
34. Interfax: Moscow says Malorossiya idea far from “real politics”
35. RIA Novosti: Kremlin aide reportedly says Ukraine Malorossiya idea “useful.” (Surkov)
36. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Russian experts view implications of Ukraine rebels’ project.
37. Awful Avalanche: Malorossiya Constitutional Act – English Translation – Part II.
38. www.rt.com: Lessons on Crimea reunification with Russia being added to school curriculum – report.
39. AP: Year After Reporter Killed in Ukraine, No Progress in Probe.
40. The National Interest: Michael Sheldon, Ukraine Needs to Address Its Paramilitary Problem. Volunteer battalions represent a legitimacy dilemma for the Ukrainian government.

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