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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#18
Monday, 23 January 2017

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1. Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Russian pundit concerned about Trump’s inexperience, unpredictability. (Fyodor Lukyanov)
2. Dmitri Trenin, What would Trump presidency mean for Russia: risks and opportunities.
3. TASS: Kremlin spokesman says telephone conversation between Putin, Trump under consideration.
4. BBC Monitoring: Putin spokesman on Trump, nuclear arms, Syria, Ukraine – TV interview. (Dmitry Peskov)
5. Henry Kissinger Says Donald Trump Is Right about Russia.
6. The Times (UK): ‘Russia adviser for Trump? I’m not looking for a job…I’m 93.’ But that doesn’t stop Henry Kissinger from stating his opinions.
7. Russia shouldn’t pin hopes for lifting of sanctions on foreign elections – Medvedev.
8. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Surviving on the streets: Stories from those that care for the homeless. According to various estimates, between a 1.5 million and 3 million people in Russia are homeless. An RBTH correspondent accompanied volunteers from the Moscow adaptation center for the homeless as they went on their nightly rounds and learned how the homeless survive in the most densely populated city in the country.
9. Paul Goble: Russians Work Far More Hours but Far Less Productively than Most Other Nations, OECD Says.
10. Sputnik: Deputy Prime Minister: Too Early to ‘Discharge’ Russia’s Economy ‘From Hospital.’ (Igor Shuvalov)
11. Reuters: Russia’s economy minister forecasts 2 percent growth if no shocks. (Maxim Oreshkin)
12. Bloomberg: Russia Locks In on What’s Wrong With Ruble During Oil Frenzy.
13. Unlike the Saudis, Russia can’t simply shut off oil taps.
14. United Russia reelects PM Medvedev as leader.
15. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Dugin, Putin’s 39th Brain.
16. Centre for International Policy Studies (Canada): Paul Robinson, One Thing Trump is Right About.
17. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, The Trumpen King’s Coronation from Moscow.
18. The Economist: Na zdorovie, Donald. Moscow’s power players toast President Trump. Champagne and smiles as a Russia-friendly populist becomes America’s leader.
19. Izvestia: Senior Russian MP hopes for “pragmatic” dialogue with USA. (Leonid Slutsky)
20. Sydney Morning Herald (Australia): Tom Switzer, In defence of Trump’s Russia policy.
21. The Japan Times: Nina Khrushcheva, America’s Russian hypocrisy.
22. Experts view prospects for Russia-US nuclear arms reduction deal.
23. International Policy Digest: Boris Tsimerinov and Daniel Wagner, The Pending U.S.-Russia Reset: Birth of a New Business Model?
24. Paul Goble: What Can Putin Really Offer Trump for a Deal?
25. Russian International Affairs Council: Alexey Khlebnikov, Middle East at the regional security crossroads.
26. Reuters: Expectations low as Syria’s warring sides meet.
27. The Arab Weekly (UK): Francis Ghilès, With a more enterprising Russia, cards are reshuffled in the Arab world. Although Russia says it remains committed to UN arms embargo on Libya, show of support for Haftar comes when his enemies are weakening.
28. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Russia to build full-fledged naval base in Syria. Russia and Syria signed an agreement to transform the naval repair and docking facility in Tartus into a full-fledged naval base. Up to 11 Russian warships will be deployed in the eastern Mediterranean within the next few years.
29. Alexander Mercouris, Russia versus the European Court of Human Rights: Russia rejects the Court’s Yukos verdict. Russian Constitutional Court for the first time strikes down a Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights, saying that its award of $2 billion to the former shareholders of Yukos, the former company of the fugitive Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, is contrary to Russia’s Constitution.
30. Alan Moore, Meet Dr. Death: How Rodchenkov went from criminal to glorified whistleblower.
31. Awful Avalanche: “Always Alive” – How And Why Lenin was Mummified – Part I.

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