RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-146 :: Friday, 28 July 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#146
Friday, 28 July 2017

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2. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Struggling with the facts: How terrible was Stalin’s Terror? During the eighties and nineties, Russians generally thought the true extent of Stalin’s Great Purge (1936-38) was never revealed, with many claiming far more people were killed than officially reported. It’s 80 years since the infamous persecution wreaked havoc in the USSR, so now is a good time to look back at Russian society in the late 20th century, to examine how it tackled the often brutal truth ab
4. Joint news conference with President of Finland Sauli Niinisto. (Q&A excerpt)
5. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Foreign Ministry’s statement.
6. Interfax: Hundreds of U.S. diplomatic missions’ employees to leave Russia under countermeasures – source.
7. Moscow not ruling out any measures to ‘bring US to its senses’
8. Sputnik: ‘Let’s Cut Them Off From Space’: How Russia Could Strike Back at US Sanctions.
9. The Independent (UK): Mary Dejevsky, It looks like it’s all falling apart between Trump and Putin – but there are reasons to be optimistic. The sanctions bill going through Congress is an initiative not of Trump, but of Congress and reflects both its hostility towards Russia and its suspicion that Trump wanted to do a deal behind its back.
11. Valdai Discussion Club: Andrey Sushentsov, STRATEGIC CONSEQUENCES OF US ANTI-RUSSIA SANCTIONS.
12. Russia Observer: Patrick Armstrong, RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 27 JULY 2017.
13. Paul Goble: Like the Tsarist One a Century Ago, ‘Putin’s System Could Fall Apart in a Single Day,” Gontmakher Says.
14. Fort Russ: The Irish Crimean: The Sophisticated Case of Religious Pluralism in Russia.
15. Chris Weafer, No respite for Russia watchers in August.
16. Kennan Institute: Maxim Trudolyubov, Moscow’s Facelift as Modernization.
17. Reuters: Russia Holds Rates Amid Geopolitical Risks, Sees Cuts by Year-End.
18. Russia to become a net borrower for first time in a decade.
19. Russia’s regions reach out for foreign investment.
20. TASS: Washington to use new sanctions to curb Russian energy projects, experts say.
21. TASS: Expert warns new sanctions against Russia may drive wedge between US and EU. (Richard Connolly)
22. TASS: Senior official calls new IS generation worst national security threat.
23. Indian Punchline: M.K.Bhadrakumar, Russia’s ‘Doklam Dilemma’
24. The Economist: Unlikely partners. Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin behave like the best of buddies. But suspicion between Russia and China runs deep.
25. International Crisis Group: Central Asia’s Silk Road Rivalries. China and Russia’s separate visions for Central Asia could transform the region’s political and economic landscape as well as relations between the two Eurasian giants. To the smaller, embryonic Central Asian nation states, the new geopolitical realities could offer both economic prosperity as well as worsening instability and conflict.
26. Izvestia: Putin’s aide interviewed on cyber-security ties with US. (Andrey Krutskikh)
27. Ralph Benko, For Russia With Love, Trump Is Right And The Congress Is Wrong About Sanctions. (excerpt)
28. Bryan MacDonald, As Harvard academics prove, the truth doesn’t matter when you are bashing Russia.
29. New York Times editorial: Congress Defies Trump on Russia.
30. Washington Post: Ed Rogers, The quest to prove collusion is crumbling.
31. Rick Sterling, PBS’ Anti-Russia Propaganda Series. PBS has joined the anti-Russia propaganda stampede with a five-part documentary series that recycles the false and deceptive claims that have become Official Washington’s dangerous new groupthink.
32. The Intercept: INTERCEPTED PODCAST: GLENN GREENWALD ON THE NEW COLD WAR. (with Tucker Carlson and Masha Gessen)

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