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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#188
Wednesday, 4 October 2017

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1. PBS/Frontline: PUTIN’S REVENGE. (watch the trailer)
2. The National Interest: Timothy Frye, Russian Studies is Thriving, not Dying. At least in Political Science, Russian studies is alive and well.
http://nationalinterest.org/feature/russian-studies-thriving-not-dying-22547?page=show
3. Russia Beyond: Bears on unicycles and wolf’s milk: How is Russia portrayed in popular American cartoons?
https://www.rbth.com/arts/326313-russia-in-american-cartoons
4. TASS: Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Ex-minister says Trump’s cultural-educational exchange ban is political ploy.
5. Carnegie Moscow Center/Vedomosti: Alexander Gabuev, Setting Conflict in Stone: Dangerous Trends in Russian-U.S. Relations. Mutual lack of knowledge of the other and lack of institutional contact between foreign policy elites is promising an era of perpetual mistrust in U.S.-Russian relations.
6. Kennan Institute: Jill Dougherty, Moscow and Washington: Stopping the Slide.
7. Russia Beyond: 8 steps to learn Russian like a pro.
https://www.rbth.com/education/326318-how-to-learn-russian
8. TASS: Putin undecided on running for president in 2018.
9. Interfax: Russian authorities know how to address gap between rich, poor – Putin.
10. TASS: Putin comments on economic sanctions against Russia.
11. www.rt.com: ‘The US approach is not for us’: Russian MP urges tougher gun controls in wake of Las Vegas massacre.
12. RaamopRusland (Netherlands): Mark Galeotti, Kremlin’s puzzle: how to frame Putin’s re-election?
13. Intellinews.com: Fitch Ratings ups Russia’s GDP outlook to 2% on consumption recovery.
14. Intellinews.com: Russia’s CBR says inflationary expectations all-time low.
15. Reuters: ‘No miracles’: labor shortage set to hit Russia’s GDP.
16. Awful Avalanche: 60 Years in Space – Hoorah!
60 Years in Space – Hoorah!
17. AP: 60 Years After Sputnik, Russian Space Program Faces Troubles.
18. www.rt.com: ‘Truly Russian game’: Putin mocks FC Zenit St. Petersburg for fielding 8 foreign players.
19. Wall Street Journal: Putin Tells Huntsman He Hopes U.S. Won’t Meddle in Russian Affairs.
20. TASS: Russia hopes its ties with US will overcome current artificially-created deadlock – Lavrov.
21. Interfax: U.S.-led coalition stages fatal provocations against Russian troops in Syria – Lavrov.
22. Reuters: Russia throws North Korea lifeline to stymie regime change.
23. Bloomberg: Putin Is Filling the Middle East Power Vacuum.
24. Valdai Discussion Club: Nikolai Sukhov, WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE SAUDI KING’S HISTORIC VISIT TO RUSSIA.
25. Valdai Discussion Club: Andrey Fedorchenko, RUSSIAN-SAUDI RELATIONS: COMPLEXITIES, OPPORTUNITIES, PROSPECTS.
26. Sputnik: Dmitry Babich, Lithuania’s Yesterday Fears – And Today’s Corruption.
https://sputniknews.com/columnists/201710031057913111-lithuania-fears-corruption/
27. Moon of Alabama: The “Russian Ads” On Facebook Are Just Another Click-Bait Scheme.
http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/10/3000-facebook-ads-the-russian-influence-campaign-is-a-profitable-click-bait-scheme.html#more
28. Facebook: Fred Weir, Re “Facebook’s Russia-Linked Ads Came in Many Disguises”
29. Russia Insider: The Decline of Freedom of Speech in America – Russia’s #1 News Anchor (Kiselyov)
http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/decline-freedom-speech-america-russias-1-news-anchor-kiselyov/ri21134
30. Newsweek.com: RUSSIA WILL WORK HARDER TO PICK THE NEXT U.S. PRESIDENT, FBI DIRECTOR PREDICTS.
31. Bloomberg: House Russia Probe Targets Google’s YouTube and Gmail. RT Network’s YouTube presence may be part of U.S. lawmakers’ scrutiny.
32. Interfax: Some forces in U.S. use Russian-U.S. relations to resolve internal political problems – Putin.
33. Washington Post: Senators expected to largely endorse intel report on Russian meddling, sound alarm about next election.
34. Los Angeles Review of Books: No Revolution Without the International: An Interview with Dmitry Bykov.

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