RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-190 :: Monday, 9 October 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#190
Monday, 9 October 2017

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1. TASS: Nearly 1 mln people evacuated across Russia amid bomb threats since September 11.
2. The National Interest: Paul Saunders, A Visit to Russia: Can Relations Be Improved? If the administration wants to work with Moscow, it will find a willing though admittedly difficult partner.
3. Valdai Discussion Club: Richard Sakwa, CLINTON AND RUSSIA: WHO IS MS HILLARY?
4. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, Russia’s economy would be growing a lot faster today if it hadn’t spent so much money on rearming. (Kudrin report)
5. Moscow Times: Russian Science in Crisis, Says New Academy of Sciences Chief.
6. Reuters: Russia’s Putin, eyeing election next year, pledges to prosecute vote violations.
7. www.rt.com: Russian elections boss proposes stepping up public monitoring of polls.
8. Gazeta.ru: Kremlin creates young professionals reserve for senior posts, website says. (Andrei Vinokurov)
9. Carnegie Moscow Center: Tatyana Stanovaya, Looking Beyond 2018: Putin and the Technocrats.
10. New York Times: Russians, Heeding Navalny’s Call, Mark Putin’s Birthday With Protest.
11. www.rt.com: Rallies in support of Navalny held in several Russian cities.
12. Washington Post: Susan Glasser, Putin’s Russia, guided by its totalitarian past, has no future. (re Masha Gessen)
13. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, EBRD Made Decision To ‘Leave’ Russia In Obama Years.
14. Washington Post: Christian Caryl, Russia’s culture wars look a lot like America’s.
15. Russian Faith: Vera Reid, Russians Don’t Do Nursing Homes – Abhor the Idea. The vast majority of Russians insist parents should be cared for by their children – at all costs. Only in rare cases would this occur, i.e. no kids…
16. www.rt.com: ‘What apprehension? We are ready for whatever’ – Moscow police chief on World Cup.
17. Moscow Times: Michele Berdy, 25 Russian Words For 25 Years: Part One.
18. Financial Times: Vladislav Inozemtsev, Russia and America can reset relations by looking north. The two states form the younger wings of European civilisation.
19. Reuters: NATO to Launch Black Sea Force as Latest Counter to Russia.
20. Wall Street Journal: The Met to Partner With Russia’s Bolshoi on Three Productions. Companies plan to co-produce Verdi’s ‘Aida,’ Wagner’s ‘Lohengrin’ and Richard Strauss’ ‘Salome’
21. Russia International Affairs Council: Russian Mamedov, Is it time for Moscow’s “Kurdish Policy” in Iraq?
22. Asia Times: M K Bhadrakumar, What Saudis hope to get out of Russia ties. Salman had hardly left Moscow when the Pentagon said a possible $15-billion sale of THAAD aerial defense systems had been approved to Saudi Arabia.
23. The Economist: Back to the table. Why Russia wants to talk about Ukraine. Behind Vladimir Putin’s unacceptable peacekeeping proposal lies an important shift.
24. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, INTERVIEW: de Villepin says Ukraine should declare itself neutral.
25. Fort Russ: Eduard Popov, US praises Kiev’s new law undermining Minsk Agreements.
26. Al-Monitor: Marianna Belenkaya, After two years in Syria, what’s next for Russia? Russia and the United States are curious about each other’s long-term goals in Syria, and each believes the other has something up its sleeve.
27. TASS: US clampdown on RT drives Russia to mull reciprocal action – diplomat.
28. TASS: Izvestia: Moscow to respond to US clampdown on Russian media.
29. Washington Post coverage of Russiagate.
30. The Intercept: Kim Zetter, MASQUERADING HACKERS ARE FORCING A RETHINK OF HOW ATTACKS ARE TRACED.
31. The Nation: Aaron Mate, Russiagate Is More Fiction Than Fact. From accusations of Trump campaign collusion to Russian Facebook ad buys, the media has substituted hype for evidence.
32. Russia Without BS: Jim Kovpak, What It All Comes Down To.
33. Baltimore Sun; David Zurawik, Facebook’s dirty dance with Russians demands regulation. The time has come for governmental regulation of internet platforms.
34. www.rt.com; Robert Bridge, Red Scare redux? US imposes World War II-era ‘foreign agents’ designation on Russia media.
35. Russia Reviewed: Review: Putin: His Downfall and Russia’s Coming Crash. What better way to commemorate the President of Russia’s 65th birthday than by reviewing a book about his imminent downfall? HAPPY BIRTHDAY VLADDERS!
36. Russia Beyond: Everything you wanted to know about Vladimir Putin.
https://www.rbth.com/arts/326341-everything-wanted-know-putin
37. TASS: Russian lawmaker says West used Putin’s birthday to defame Russia.
38. RFE/RL: Brian Whitmore, Painting The Kremlin Facade.
39. Russia Matters: For Putin’s 65th Birthday, Insights From America’s Top Experts on Russia.

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