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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#193
Thursday, 12 October 2017

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1. Washington Post: Mikhail Gorbachev: My plea to the presidents of Russia and the United States.
2. Over 90 percent of citizens say new revolution in Russia unthinkable.
3. Prospect (UK): Bridget Kendall vs Anatol Lieven: Should we be afraid of Russia? Is Vladimir Putin’s Russia a threat to the liberal west? Our contributors duke it out.
4. Russian and Eurasian Politics: Gordon Hahn, Explaining the Failed Expectations of Russian Regime Change, Part 1: Rusological Apocalypticism Versus Social Science.
5. Reuters: Russian Polling Station Boss Fired After Reuters Report of Irregularities.
6. Vedomosti: Olga Churakova, Svetlana Bocharova: Development of regions will be main goal of Putin’s new term. Reform plan and readiness to execute commands from centre expected of new governors.
7. Moscow Times: Russians’ Trust in Military Grows While Political Parties Falter – Poll.
8. Meduza: Russia’s leading independent radio station is accused of facilitating Western political meddling.
9. Moscow Times: Pavel Felgenhauer, Russian Military Strategy, Stuck in the Past. Russian generals’ real enemy is not Washington, but those in Moscow who want to trim defense spending.
10. Putin wants to boost share of small & medium-sized businesses in Russia.
11. Russia needs to create better environment for foreign business – Putin.
12. Vedomosti: Tatyana Lomskaya, Poor Russians Go into Debt.
13. The Daily Reckoning: James Rickards, The Only Russia Story That Matters. (re gold and the dollar)
14. Ben Aris, Russia debates how to regulate bitcoins.
15. Sanctions against Russia may last at least a decade – Lukoil boss.
16. Lawmakers contemplate ‘legislative answer’ to new US anti-Russian sanctions.
17. Russia Beyond: It’s good to (car) share: Why Moscow residents are crazy about the service.
18. The National Interest: Nikolay Pakhomov, Is Russia Trying to Take America’s Role in the Middle East?. The cooperation between Moscow and Riyadh is not a surprise-and could be part of a bigger play on Putin’s part.
19. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, The New Cold War Is Already More Dangerous Than Was Its Predecessor. Today’s American-Russian confrontation is developing in unprecedented ways-and the US political-media establishment seems not to care.
20. Russia Beyond: Where to watch Bolshoi Ballet during the 2017-2018 season.
21. 1907-1915. Russia Before the Revolution, in Color. The people of the Czar’s Empire. (photos)
22. Foreign Affairs: Rajan Menon and William Ruger, The Trouble With Arming Ukraine. Sending Lethal Weapons Would Backfire.
23. Facebook: Ivan Katchanovski, New York Times on Ukraine.
24. Deutsche Welle: Germany: ‘No evidence’ Russia used Kaspersky software to spy on US.
25. Jeffrey Carr, Kaspersky Lab Has Been Repeatedly Targeted By U.S., British, and Israeli Intelligence Services.
26. Wall Street Journal: Russia Has Turned Kaspersky Software Into Tool for Spying.
27. ‘Russian hackers so good they sabotaged US World Cup bid’ – digital security expert.
28. Washington Post: Russia’s Facebook ads show how Internet microtargeting can be weaponized.
29. Washington Post: Derek Chollet, Did Obama’s failures strengthen Putin’s hand? How overselling opportunities for U.S.-Russian cooperation made things worse.
30. Washington Post: David Karpf, People are hyperventilating over a study of Russian propaganda on Facebook. Just breathe deeply.
31. Mike Whitney, Where’s the Beef? The Senate Intel Committee and Russia.
32. Danielle Ryan, Journalists covering Russian influence on social media not bothered by US government online psyops.

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