RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-193 :: Thursday, 12 October 2017
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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. www.rt.com: 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. www.rt.com: Putin wants to boost share of small & medium-sized businesses in Russia.
11. www.rt.com: 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. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, Russia debates how to regulate bitcoins.
15. www.rt.com: Sanctions against Russia may last at least a decade – Lukoil boss.
16. www.rt.com: 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. Mashable.com: 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. Medium.com: 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. www.rt.com: ‘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. Counterpunch.org: Mike Whitney, Where’s the Beef? The Senate Intel Committee and Russia.
32. www.rt.com: Danielle Ryan, Journalists covering Russian influence on social media not bothered by US government online psyops.
33. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, LUNATIC RUSSIA-HATING IN WASHINGTON IS 70 YEARS OLD. IT STARTED WITH JOSEPH ALSOP, GEORGE KENNAN AND THE WASHINGTON POST.