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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#151
Friday, 4 August 2017

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1. Harvard University. Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. In Memoriam: Marshall I. Goldman 1930-2017.
3. Sputnik: Climate Change to Make Siberian Agriculture Conditions Suitable for Watermelons.
4. Facebook: Fred Weir, Mayhem in Russia and Washington Compared.
5. Putin gives first public indication of 2018 presidential run.
6. TASS: Putin goes quadricycling, rafting, and spearfishing on two-day Siberian adventure vacation.
7. Paul Goble: Putin hasn’t Destroyed Russia but Rather Russia has Destroyed Him, Konchalovsky Says.
8. Putin’s grey eminence, Sergei Ivanov, could be making a comeback.
9. TASS: Poll indicates Russians don’t care about fresh US sanctions.
10. Jeffrey Carr, New Russian Sanctions Show Putin Exactly Where To Retaliate.
11. Bryan MacDonald, Cut the Americans off from space? Here’s how Russia might respond to new US sanctions.
12. Washington Post: David Ignatius, On Russia sanctions, Trump has a point. Congress may have overwhelmingly passed a flawed bill.
13. The Economist: The punishment continues. America’s new economic sanctions may hurt Russia’s recovery. But whether they will change Vladimir Putin’s behaviour is another matter.
14. US sanctions against Russia ‘diametrically opposed’ to European interest – German FM.
15. Fort Russ: Eduard Popov, Killing Europe: US launches Sanctions War 2.0 against Old World.
16. Fort Russ: Eduard Popov, Trade War: Are US Sanctions the Last Straw for Russia?
17. Reuters: Eyeing Russia, U.S. Military Shifts Toward More Global War Games.
18. Interfax: Russian Foreign Ministry: UNSC’s inability to condemn attack of terrorists on Russian embassy to Syria encourages them to new attacks.
19. Moscow Times: Mark Galeotti, Stop Hyping Trump’s Links to the Russian Mob. As satisfying it might be to find proof Trump was bought off by Russian mobsters, that seems rather unlikely.
20. Center on Global Interests: Keith Weber, Russia is Not a Threat Akin to the Soviet Union, but Still a Formidable Power. Although not the superpower of Soviet times, Russia still must be dealt with as a great power.
21. Slavic Review: Peter Rutland, Trump, Putin, and the Future of US-Russian Relations. (excerpt)
22. The American Conservative: Robert Zapesochny, Unveiling the Reagan-Gorbachev Statue in Moscow. “Dialogue based on mutual respect” could improve U.S.-Russia relations.
23. Ron Paul Institute: Daniel McAdams, Russia Sanctions and The Coming Crackdown on Americans.
24. Justin Raimondo, Has Seymour Hersh Debunked ‘Russia-gate’? Hersh says Seth Rich contacted WikiLeaks.
25. Kenneth Rapoza, On Russian Gas Front, Germany Does Ukraine No Favors.
26. The Unz Report: Pat Buchanan, Is Trump’s Russia Policy Being Hijacked? (re Ukraine)
27.; Matt Bodner, US arming Ukraine? A look at how Moscow might respond.
28. Interfax: DPR sees 50 attacks by Ukrainian army in past 24 hours.
29. Yezhednevny Zhurnal: Russian op-ed says US plan to send arms to Ukraine “risky.” (Aleksandr Golts)
30. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Monumental disagreements: How Russia’s fallen leaders are remembered. In Siberia a man recently attacked a monument to Russia’s last emperor, Nicholas II, with an ax. But the – tsar executed in 1918 – is not the only historical figure whose memorials have stirred up ill-feeling in Russia.

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