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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#186
Monday, 2 October 2017

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1. Russian International Affairs Council: Andrey Kortunov, The Price of Peace: The Parameters of a Possible Compromise in Donbass.
2. Joel Harding, Counter-Russian Top Ten.
3. Sputnik: Declassified Files Reveal the US Believed the Soviet Union Mastered Mind Control.
5. Fear of terror attacks declining in Russia – poll.
7. Sources close to Kremlin view timing of Putin’s election declaration.
8. Interfax: Kremlin calls wave of governors’ dismissals ‘rotation process’
9. Russia’s manufacturing PMI strengthened again in September.
10. Gilbert Doctorow, Russians Battle Western Sanctions. Given Russia’s imbalanced economy – heavily dependent on energy income – it seemed an easy target for Western sanctions, but instead Russians have responded by creating new industries, big and small.
11. Awful Avalanche: Russia Income Inequality = Greatest in the World? – Part V.
12. Awful Avalanche: Russia Income Inequality = Greatest in the World? – Part VI.
13. Awful Avalanche: Russia Income Inequality = Greatest in the World? – Part VII.
14. Russia Beyond: Is the Russian government crypto-friendly or crypto-hostile?
15. Meduza: The most controversial, anticipated film in years is coming soon to Russia. What’s it actually about? (“Matilda”)
16. Sputnik: New York Senators Delegation Impressed by ‘How Well City of Moscow is Run’
17. Valdai Discussion Club: EURASIANISM: IN SEARCH OF COMMON VALUES. (with Fyodor Lukyanov and others)
18. The Kremlin Stooge: Mark Chapman, Europe is Fundamentally Unserious About Mending Fences with Russia.
19. Russia Insider: Garrett Deasy, The Chinese See US-Russia Conflict as ‘A Decade-Long Golden Opportunity for China.’
20. TASS: Moscow confirms all Russian troops left Belarus after Zapad-2017 drills.
21. Deutsche Welle: US-Russian exchange provides optimism in ‘Cold War’ freeze. Relations between Russia and the US are on a downward spiral of sanctions and accusations. But on the 50th anniversary of the first US exchange program to the Soviet Union, its alumni have a different take on ties.
22. Moscow Times: Enter Huntsman, Trump’s New Man in Moscow. Even as relations spiral, Washington’s new ambassador is talking tough.
23. ‘New US ambassador unlikely to hand out cookies to protesters’ – snr Russian senator.
24. TASS: Zakharova: US began campaign not only against RT, but also against TASS and Russian papers.
25. ‘If RT leaves the US, American media might stop broadcasting in Russia’ – RT editor-in-chief.
26. Chris Weafer, Russia and Saudi Arabia have much to gain from improving relationship.
27. ‘Cut off tentacles & go after the big head’: Saakashvili calls for power grab in Kiev.
28. Rolling Stone: Matt Taibbi, Latest Fake News Panic Appears to Be Fake News. A Republican Senator and much of the mainstream media punks itself, proving we should all spend more time outside.
29. Moon of Alabama: The “Russian Influence” Stories Promote Russia’s Might – Is Putin Paying For Them?
30. Daniel Herman, Russia-gate’s Shaky Foundation. The Russia-gate hysteria now routinely includes rhetoric about the U.S. being at “war” with nuclear-armed Russia, but the shaky factual foundation continues to show more cracks.
31. Danielle Ryan, Log out of Facebook. Delete your Twitter. Sleep with one eye open – the Russians are everywhere.
32. Washington Post editorial: Facebook can’t protect elections on its own
33. THE POLITICO CABINET. How to tame Putin. A transatlantic working group report.
34. Le Monde diplomatique: Serge Halimi, ‘We are nothing, let us be all.’ The century of revolution. The first communist revolution had almost as many consequences for the rest of the world as it did for Russia itself. Its demise has brought about another type of universalism: capitalist globalisation.

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