RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-170-171 :: Wednesday, 6 September 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#170-171
Wednesday, 6 September 2017

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1. Vladimir Putin’s news conference following BRICS Summit
2. Russia Beyond The Headlines: Want to know the truth about what worries Russians the most?
3. Bear Market Brief: Poll finds support for reform – in theory.
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4. Bear Market Brief: Kudrin reveals reform strategy detail.
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5. Putin explains reluctance to reveal plans concerning 2018 presidential campaign.
6. Interfax: Putin sure there will be other candidates in addition to Ksenia Sobchak in Russian presidential election.
7. Putin could run as United Russia candidate in 2018.
8. Komsomolskaya Pravda: Pundit views Putin’s presidential election tactic. (Valery Solovey)
9. Bear Market Brief: Fabrice Deprez, The September 10th gubernatorial elections: what’s the deal?
10. Grozny protests Myanmar violence, as Chechen leader defies official Russian position.
11. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, The Islamic State Within Russia.
[Also: “Do Russians Feed the Caucasus?”]
13. Business Insider: Russia’s inflation drops to its lowest level since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
14. Interfax: Central Bank analysts lower Russian GDP growth forecast in Q3-Q4 on weak industrial production data.
15. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Russia Is an Emerging Superpower in Global Food Supply. Climate change is working against other regions but in favor of the Eurasian Grain Belt
16. Russia Reviewed: Review: Empire of Corruption: The Russian National Pastime by Vladimir Soloviev.
17. Russia Reviewed: Coming clean about “Putinania”
18. Quiz: what kind of Kremlinologist are you?
19. Moscow Times : How Telegram Channeled Russia’s Political Intrigue.
20. Wall Street Journal: As Confederate Statues Fall, Russians Remember Their Own Controversial Figures. Leaders in the city of Kirov are unveiling a statue of Felix Dzerzhinsky, the KGB founder who oversaw the execution of hundreds of thousands of people.
21. Paul Goble: Russians have Sex but Don’t have Sex Education – and the Results are Disturbing.
22. Meeting of BRICS leaders with delegation heads from invited states.
23. Meeting with BRICS Business Council members.
24. Nikkei Asian Review: Jonathan Hillman, Putin’s Vladivostok forum a reality check for China-Russia ties. Lofty ambitions of a strategic partnership are undermined by self-interests.
25. The Jordan Times: Osama Al Sharif, Russia is here to stay.
26. Almost half of Russians want end to military operation in Syria, poll shows.
27. Moscow Times: Igor Ivanov, North Korea Fatalists Should Look to the Past. Russia has a history of constructive interaction with the North Korean leadership.
28. Do not drive N. Korea into corner, sanctions alone will not solve problem – Putin.
30. ‘US, Russia should stop diplomatic war & start real work’ – Russia’s ambassador to US.
31. Interfax: Putin warns U.S. against supplying Ukraine with lethal weapons, which would exacerbate Donbas situation
33. Interfax: Conditions already exist for UN peacekeepers’ introduction in Donbas – Gryzlov.
34. Ben Aris, Poroshenko’s low popularity creates opening for Kremlin in Ukraine’s upcoming elections.
35. Russia Beyond: Welcome to Russia Beyond’s new website!
36. The Calvert Journal: Josh Nadeau, Classic Soviet TV: heroes, enemies and the legacy of the USSR’s most popular seriesLong before the current Golden Age of Television, the USSR produced its own small-screen classics. The models of masculinity and national defiance created by shows like Seventeen Moments of Spring still hold sway in modern Russia.
37. New York Times: Peter Baker, Mikhail Gorbachev Brought Democracy to Russia and Was Despised for It.
38. Quillette: Anna Lukina, Applebaum vs. Fitzpatrick: Is History Political?
39. Clinton consumed with Russian meddling, she writes in new book.
40. Democrats’ Russia strategy: Organize protests and avoid impeachment talk.
41. Scott Ritter, CrowdStrike. Making it up as they go along? A HomeFront Intelligence report on how America was conned about the DNC hack . Data that would shed light on claims of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election remains out of investigators’ hands. [excerpt]

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