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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#147
Monday, 31 July 2017

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1. Washington Post editorial: Russian propaganda has flooded U.S. airwaves. How about some reciprocity?
2. Putin: 755 US embassy staff in Russia must go, time to show we won’t leave anything unanswered.
4. TASS: US attitudes to Russia unlikely to change soon, says Putin.
5. Russia retaliates to new US sanctions ousting 755 diplomats.
6. Washington Post: Putin says the U.S. Mission in Russia needs to cut 755 employees. What do all these people do?
7. TASS: Kremlin notes political will essential to ending sanctions and improving ties with US.
8. TASS: Press Review: Vedomosti: Kremlin slaps precedent-setting restrictions on US embassy staff and property.
9. Asia Times: M.K. Bhadrakumar, Russia adjusts to realities in US politics.
10. Moscow Times: Vladimir Frolov, Russia’s Response to Sanctions Shows Restraint. But that could change.
11. The National Interest: Paul Pillar, Sanctions as Feckless Disapproval.
12. Kenneth Rapoza, Russia Limited To How It Can Retaliate Against Washington’s New Sanctions Upgrade.
13. Russia, US will continue space co-operation despite earthly tensions – Roscosmos head.
14. TASS: Press Review: Vedomosti: Russian economy bounces back, yet domestic labor market faces deficit.
15. The Hill: Olga Oliker, Punishing Russia with sanctions will not stop the Kremlin.
16. The National Interest: Angela Stent, The U.S. Sanctions Bill Is a Win for Russia. The U.S. sanctions bill, designed to hurt Russia, may have unintended consequences for the United States.
17. Russia Insider: Paul Goncharoff, The Real Reason for Sanctions? Stubborn Russia Won’t Surrender Its Sovereignty. Regime change may not be the main aim of US sanctions against Russia-but it certainly fits the pattern.
18. Alexander Mercouris, Germany tells EU to prepare countermeasures against US sanctions. German Economics Minister Brigitte Zypries says new US sanctions law violates international law.
19. Russia Beyond the Headlines: How some Russian oligarchs got unbelievably rich, in unbelievable ways. Towards the end of the Soviet Union, there were plenty of ways to line one’s pockets, but you needed to be inventive. These guys didn’t hang about in making a quick buck before the days of capitalism.
20. Russia Matters: Nikolas Gvosdev, Russia’s Plan B: Divide and Conquer?
21. Diana Johnstone, Collateral Damage: U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Russia Strike Western European Allies.
22. Sputnik: Pepe Escobar, Imperial Folly Brings Russia and Germany Together.
24. The Kremlin Stooge: Mark Chapman, It Looks as if Your Dead Horse Could Use a Touch of the Lash. (re Ukraine)
25. Isobel Koshiw and Anastasia Vlasova, Growing up apolitical in Ukraine’s war zone. War, propaganda and misunderstanding – teenagers in Ukraine’s frontline towns are growing up under incredible stress.
26. Awful Avalanche: Ukrainian Hero Pilot Lands Plane, Saves Passengers, Becomes Enemy Of The People.
27. Russia Insider: Andre Vltchek, In Afghanistan the Russians Are Now Remembered Fondly. Author reports from his visit to the country.
28. New York Times: Putin’s Bet on a Trump Presidency Backfires Spectacularly.
29. New York Times: Russia Showcases Global Ambitions With Military Parades, One in Syria.
30. New York Times: Russia’s Villages, and Their Way of Life, Are ‘Melting Away’
31. New York Times: The Russians Were Involved. But It Wasn’t About Collusion.
32. Robert Parry, The Dawn of an Orwellian Future. The U.S. mainstream media continues to spread its own “fake news,” like the falsehood about an intelligence community “consensus” on Russia-gate “hacking,” as algorithms begin to marginalize dissent.

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