RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-179 :: Thursday, 21 September 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#179
Thursday, 21 September 2017

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1. TASS: Over 3,000 people evacuated from Yandex office over bomb threat.
2. TASS: Over 3,000 people evacuated over bomb threats in Moscow museums, legendary film studio.
4. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Speech by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the UN Security Council session on reforming UN peacekeeping, New York, September 20, 2017.
5. AP Interview: Lavrov hints US-Russia ‘tit-for-tat’ could end.
6. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with TASS and The Associated Press, New York, September 20, 2017.
7. Russian consumer statistics continue to improve with incomes up, unemployment down.
8. TASS: Yandex forecasts industrial revolution in 2020s.
9. Kremlin to launch massive infrastructure projects in 2018.
10. Meeting with newly elected heads of regions.
11. Communists launch initiative to share natural resource revenue among Russian citizens.
12. Fabrice Deprez, In Search of the Unexpected: The September 10th elections in the regions.
13. Carnegie Moscow Center: Andrey Pertsev, The Active Minority and Passive Majority: Takeaways from Russia’s Regional Elections.
14. Ivan Davydov, Oops! How Moscow’s municipal election turned into a headache for city hall. The unexpected success of independent candidates in Moscow’s recent council elections may be relative – but it’s real enough.
15. Moscow Times: Francesca Visser, In Russia, It’s a Woman’s Job to Challenge Soviet-Era Labor Laws. It took Svetlana Medvedeva five years to fight for her right to become a captain.
16. RFE/RL: Russians Mull Movie Ban On British Farce ‘Death Of Stalin’
17. The Russian Reader: Immigrant Song. [re Leonid Bershidsky]
18. Russia looks to become leading organic food exporter as Europe sees future in GMO.
19. Wall Street Journal: Chechnya’s Kadyrov Seeks Global Muslim Role. The ambitions of the leader of the Russian republic pose a policy dilemma for Moscow.
20. Wall Street Journal: Energy Alliance Propels Russia-Saudi Cooperation. King Salman to visit Vladimir Putin as links between old foes broaden from oil to war, politics.
21. Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Russian pundit warns of “complete impasse” in North Korea standoff. (Fyodor Lukyanov)
22. Moscow Times: Yauheni Preiherman, Belarus Is the Real Victim of Russia’s Zapad War Games. Sandwiched between NATO and Russia, can Belarus appease them both?
23. TASS: Media: Russia and Ukraine cannot agree on peacekeepers due to different goals.
24. Kenneth Rapoza, Ukraine’s NATO Pipe Dream?
25. ‘Narrow grounds’: US wants to cooperate with Russia on Afghanistan – Moscow.
26. ‘No trace of Russians’: US far-right aiming to influence German election, analysts say.
27. Wall Street Journal editorial: All Mr. Comey’s Wiretaps. Congress needs to learn how the FBI meddled in the 2016 campaign.
28. Jeffrey Carr, U.S. Government Bans Kaspersky Lab Without Cause.
29. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, The Silence of the Doves. Why is there no mainstream opposition to the new Cold War?
30. More Holes in Russia-gate Narrative. New tests support the skepticism of U.S. intelligence veterans that Russia “hacked” the DNC’s computers, pointing instead to a download of emails by an insider, write ex-NSA official William Binney and ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.
[See also:]
31. Meduza: Kevin Rothrock, Morgan Freeman declares war on Russia.
32. New York Times editorial: Moscow’s Monument to Murder.
33. RaamopRusland (Netherlands): Mark Galeotti, Conspiracy theories dominate East-West relations: time for realism.
34. The New Republic: David Sessions, The Radical Hopes of the Russian Revolution. Was the October revolution bound to lead to terror? China Miéville’s “October” and Tariq Ali’s “The Dilemmas of Lenin” reconsider the history.

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