RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-175 :: Tuesday, 12 September 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#175
Tuesday, 12 September 2017

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1. Intellinews.com: Russian life expectancy reaches a record 72.5 years.
2. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, Russian President Vladimir Putin expected to be nominated as a presidential candidate in November.
3. www.rt.com: Putin to make November announcement of his participation in 2018 presidential race – report.
4. TASS: Media ‘gazing into crystal ball’ on Putin’s nomination at polls – Kremlin.
5. TASS: Ex-Soviet leader Gorbachev calls to create civil society in Russia.
6. Washington Post: William Taubman, Why Gorbachev likes Putin more than you might expect. When democratic reforms faltered, Russians – including Gorbachev – hungered for authoritarians.
7. Kremlin.ru: Meeting with Government members.
8. TASS: RBC: Kremlin views election outcome as support for new generation of managers.
9. Moscow Times: Russia’s Local and Gubernatorial Elections, the Reactions.
11. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, The Moscow Municipal Elections 2017.
12. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Pundit views persecution of journalist to explain justice quality in Russia. (Alexander Melman on Yulia Latynina)
13. Bear Market Blog: Miranda Lupion, Greasing the public’s hands: how oil and gas taxes financed the Kremlin’s social contract.
14. Intellinews.com: Russia’s CBR gets tough on banks, demands they reveal owners’ identities.
15. www.rt.com: Russia goes green: Sales of eco-friendly cars outstrip US.
16. Government.ru: Moscow Financial Forum. (Medvedev)
17. TASS: Izvestia: Russian businesses ready to boost investment in production.
18. www.rt.com: Rosneft boss predicts oil slump next year.
19. TASS: Bolshoi opening 242nd season with Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov.
20. Forbes.com: Ann Binlot, Russian Art Fair Cosmoscow Celebrates Its Fifth Edition.
21. Eurasianet.org: Nikolay Pakhomov, Russia & Turkey: The Arms Deal that Signals the Age of Pragmatism.
22. Sputnik: US Business Continuing Projects in Russia Despite Sanctions – AmCham.
23. Reconsidering Russia Podcast: An Interview with Jack F. Matlock, Jr.
24. Valdai Discussion Club: Dmitry Suslov, THE ESTABLISHMENT WINS. TRUMP’S POLICY IS INCREASINGLY MAINSTREAM.
25. www.rt.com: Russia to US: ‘Stop destroying our relationship, start solving problems you’ve caused’
26. TASS: Kommersant: Russia to stick to parity in diplomatic spat with US.
27. Pravda.ru: Russia to deprive US diplomats of most privileges.
28. Meduza: Kevin Rothrock, ‘The sensible time may have passed’ What happens to American journalists in Russia, if the U.S. government says ‘Sputnik’ is a foreign agent?
29. Russia Without BS: Jim Kovpak, Study Finds RT and Sputnik Audience Consists Entirely of Western ‘Anti-Disinfo’ Pundits (SATIRE!)
30. www.rt.com: ‘Where are the Russians?’ WaPo worried it can’t find Kremlin hackers in German election.
31. Interfax-Ukraine: Number of Ukrainian tourists to Russia 56.1 percent up in 2017.
32. Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Daily says Putin’s call for UN peacekeepers upsets Kiev’s plans.
33. The National Interest: Steven Pifer, Test Putin’s Proposal for UN Peacekeepers. A UN peacekeeping force could make a serious contribution to ending the Ukraine-Russia conflict in Donbass-if it has a proper mandate.
34. Russia Insider: Tom Luongo, UN Peacekeepers in Donbass – A Russian Play to Isolate the US From Europe. As US is talking arms shipments for Europe’s only active war Russia extends an olive branch to Germany instead.
35. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, How a Former Governor Invaded Ukraine. The failure of President Petro Poroshenko to keep a political rival out of the country speaks volumes.
36. Wall Street Journal: Corruption Battle Roils Ukraine. Reformists face attacks, with pressure on finance minister and IMF funding on the line.
37. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, Russia’s Gazprom Rediscovers It Needs Ukraine.
38. New York Times: Mikhail Khodorkovsky, A Problem Much Bigger Than Putin.
39. Consortiumnews.com: Robert Parry, Has the NYT Gone Collectively Mad? Crossing a line from recklessness into madness, The New York Times published a front-page opus suggesting that Russia was behind social media criticism of Hillary Clinton.

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