RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-140 :: Friday, 21 July 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#140
Friday, 21 July 2017

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1. Cold weather hits Russian economy in May but recovery still on track.
2. Kenneth Rapoza, Russia Crawls Back To Life, But Locals Feel Uneasy.
3. Council for Interethnic Relations meeting.
4. Putin visits veteran dissident Alekseyeva on her 90th birthday. (with video)
5. Interfax: Peskov confirms Putin promised human rights activist Alexeyeva to consider pardoning ex-senator Izmestyev.
6. Public Seminar: Richard Anderson, The Politics of Russian Nationalism. Vladimir Putin as Centrist.
7. Carnegie Moscow Center: Andrey Pertsev, Russia’s Choice of Moral Rhetoric Over Pragmatism Is a Ticking Time Bomb.
8. Meduza: Kevin Rothrock, Two nationalists walk into a room… What we learned when Alexey Navalny debated Igor Strelkov.
9. RFE/RL: Carl Scheck, Navalny Clashes With Ex-Commander Of Russia-Backed Separatists.
10. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Russian commentator views Navalny’s election manifesto. (Alexander Melman)
11. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Russian pundits view Navalny’s popularity, prospects.
12. Paul Goble: Free Russia Forum Outlines What a Post-Putin Russia Must Do to Rejoin Civilized World.
13. The Economist: Extra time and punishment. The cost overruns on Russia’s World Cup stadiums are staggering. They have become a symbol of corruption under Putin’s rule.
14. Russia in talks with US to create cybersecurity working group – Putin envoy.
15. National Public Radio: U.S. Sanctions Against Russia Never Go Away – They Just Evolve.
16. US corporations lobby against anti-Russia sanctions.
17. Kenneth Rapoza, Fearing Global Sanctions, Russia Speeds Up Turkish Stream Gas Pipeline.
18. Sputnik: Russia Remains EU’s Top Gas Supplier, Covers 41% of Gas Supplies in Q1 of 2017.
19. US ‘global strike’ concept a direct threat, nuclear arms are good deterrent – Russian naval doctrine.
20. Interfax: U.S., its allies’ aspirations for domination in World Ocean threaten Russian national security – document.
21. Public Seminar: Eliot Borenstein, Why Russia Needs Respect. The Consequences of American Overconfidence.
22. The Real News Network: Russiagate: Kooky Characters, Cold War Liberals. (interview with Matt Taibbi)
23. Washington Times: Rowan Scarborough, FBI relies on discredited dossier in Russia investigation.
24. Sputnik: Editor-in-Chief Simonyan Mocks CIA Director’s ‘Compliments’ to Sputnik, RT.
25. PBS Newshour: How Russia hacked American faith in the democratic process.
26. Bryan MacDonald, Putin-Trump encounters at G20 & the ‘scoop’ that wasn’t.
27. Asia Times: Russian minister explains why Far East investment is booming. The region has attracted more than $36 billion in direct investment, more than 95% from the private sector.
28. Carnegie Moscow Center: Dmitri Trenin, Russia’s Evolving Grand Eurasia Strategy: Will It Work?
29. Kyiv Post: Steven Pifer, Ukraine and NATO. A course for disappointment.
30. London Review of Books: Sheila Fitzpatrick, Good Communist Homes. (re The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution by Yuri Slezkine)

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