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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#173
Friday, 8 September 2017

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1. RFE/RL: Brian Whitmore, The Kremlin’s Global Campaign Of Chaos.
2. Irrussianality; Paul Robinson, THE NEW MARTYRS.
3. Moscow Times: Moscow’s Upcoming Municipal Elections Attract Young Candidates.
4. The Economist: Local heroes. Russia votes, but will the Kremlin notice? Council elections attract a new crop of Russian civic activists.
5. Intersection: Kirill Shamiev and Taya Shentseva, The Deep Roots of Russia’s Young Protestors. Grassroots youth activism in Russia is not nearly so novel as people think.
6. Moscow Times: David Kharebov, How a Small Russian Election Inspired a Big Political Movement. A grassroots campaign aims to overturn Russia’s political landscape, starting with the Moscow municipal election.
7. Sputnik: Two-Thirds of Russians to Vote for Putin if President Runs for New Term.
8. Facebook: Fred Weir, Putin’s “popularity”
9. Vedomosti: Pundit views trends behind Putin’s “staff revolution.” (Nikolai Petrov)
10. The Kennan Institute: Fedor Krasheninnikov ,How Western Election Monitors Help Putin.
11. Interfax: Business community expects economic reforms in Russia after presidential vote – Gref.
12. Bear Market Brief: Transitory factors. Rumors of Russia’s imminent demise are exaggerated, but so are rumors that it’s roaring back.
13. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, Is Russia on the verge of another banking crisis?
14. Moscow Times: Sergei Markedonov, Why Myanmar Has Inflamed the Russian Caucasus. The surge of public protests should come as no surprise to Moscow.
15. Russia Matters: Michael Kofman, Russian Military Buildup in the West: Fact Versus Fiction.
16. The Unz Review: Egor Kholmogorov – Mammoths and Patriots on the Russian Plain. (excerpt)
http://www.unz.com/akarlin/mammoths-and-patriots/
17. www.rt.com: Chinese investments in Russia grow as ties get closer.
18. Valdai Discussion Club: Oleg Barabanov, THREAT OF NUCLEAR WAR 55 YEARS AFTER THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS.
19. Kremlin.ru: Plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum. (excerpt)
20. Bloomberg: Even the Saudis Are Turning to Russia as Assad’s Foes Lose Heart.
21. Asia Times: M K Bhadrakumar, While Trump tweets, Putin steals a march on North Korea. The Russian president has been busy this week sowing the seeds of Kremlin-led diplomacy as a solution to the impasse on the Korean Peninsula.
22. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC): As U.S., North Korea escalate war of words, could Putin be a voice of reason?
23. Washington Post: David Ignatius, Tillerson is working with China and Russia – very, very quietly. Out of the spotlight, the secretary of state seems to be crafting a broad strategy aimed at stabilizing the situations in North Korea, Syria and Ukraine.
24. www.rt.com: Russian officials urge US to act on ‘end of tit for tat’ statement.
25. http://thesaker.is: The Saker, Make no mistake, the latest US thuggery is a sign of weakness, not strength.
26. Interfax: FBI behind all actions involving Russian diplomats in U.S. – Russian Foreign Ministry.
27. Reuters: Josh Cohen, Here’s what a realistic Ukraine settlement may look like . The idea of Ukraine joining NATO should be taken off the table, but the issue of Crimea may be hardest to solve.
28. Fort Russ: Economic migration of Ukrainians to Crimea.
29. Rasmussen Global: Rasmussen and Vershbow: the UN should test Russian sincerity for a Donbas peacekeeping force.
30. Russian and Eurasian Studies: Gordon Hahn, Getting Ukraine Wrong.
31. Academia.edu: Ivan Katchanovski, Democracy in Ukraine and its Current Struggles (excerpt)
https://www.academia.edu/34504340/Democracy_in_Ukraine_and_its_Current_Struggles
32. www.rt.com: Facebook joins ‘Russian meddling’ frenzy with hunt for ‘divisive’ ads.
33. Wall Street Journal: Kimberley A. Strassel, Comey’s Secret Power Here’s a question: What if the FBI had a lot to do with that fake Trump ‘dossier’?
34. Russian Politics & Law: Remembering August 1991.

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