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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#194
Friday, 13 October 2017

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1. CNN.com: Exclusive: Even Pokémon Go used by extensive Russian-linked meddling effort.
2. TASS: Diplomat mocks CNN’s allegations that Pokemon Go part of ‘Russian meddling conspiracy’
3. Moscow Times: Michele Berdy, 25 Russian Words For 25 Years: Part Two.
4. www.rt.com: Almost half of Russian students ready to vote for Putin at presidential polls.
5. Moscow Times: Eva Hartog and Lev Gudkov, The Evolution of Homo Sovieticus to Putin’s Man. The tumultuous decades have left their mark on Russians’ inner life.
6. Paul Goble: Presidentialism, Even More than Putin, is Russia’s Curse, Golosov Says.
7. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Putin Wants to Run Russia Like a Corporation. His system can’t rely on loyalists anymore, but it will be hard to attract the next generation.
8. Bear Market Brief: Kremlin launches competition for future leaders.
9. Russia Beyond: Is Vladimir Putin cloning Russian regional officials?
10. New York Review of Books: Amy Knight, Navalny, Anti-Rutabaga Candidate.
11. TASS: Russia’s top cinema chain says controversial tsar film will return to its screens.
12. Russia Observer: Patrick Armstrong, EXCHANGE RATING RUSSIA DOWN AND OUT.
13. Intellinew.com: Ben Aris, Russia’s import substitution has not been a great success.
14. Financial Times: Lukoil chief says sanctions may last a decade. FT meets Vagit Alekperov, former Soviet oil minister who runs Russian oil group.
15. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, Another Russian Central Banker Denounces Cryptocurrency.
16. Valdai Discussion Club: Andrey Bystritski, STRUCTURING THE CREATIVITY. For years we lived in a world aspiring to a glorious future. Today the world seems simply to be seeking salvation.
17. www.rt.com: Most Russians support continuing Syria aid after war ends.
18. The National Interest: Samuel Ramani, Russia Is Expanding Its Great-Power Project in the Middle East. Moscow has taken a major step forward in its quest for durable recognition as a great power in the Middle East.
19. Valdai Discussion Club: [PDF] REPORT: THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION: FROM CHALLENGES TO OPPORTUNITIES.
21. Sputnik: Russia-West Scientific Cooperation Untouched by Sanctions – Academy of Sciences.
22. Interfax: U.S. global missile defense may create prerequisites for massive preventive strike on adversary – Kosachyov.
23. www.rt.com: US missile shield part of ‘prompt global strike’ doctrine fuelling new arms race – Russian MoD.
24. Awful Avalanche: Prilepin’s Battalion: The Face Of Donbass – Part I.
25. The Economist: Many eastern Europeans feel nostalgia for the communist era. Though few really want the dictators back.
26. Meduza: There’s a new spy drama on Russian TV about American sleeper agents And guess what? It’s surprisingly not bad.
27. Coda Story/Foreign Affairs: Amie Ferris-Rotman, How Russia Weaponized Primetime. The Kremlin has found the perfect vehicle to spread its message: drama and comedy hits on its own TV channels.
28. Foreign Policy: Max Boot, Russia Has Invented Social Media Blitzkrieg. And it’s time that America learns to defend itself.
29. San Diego Union Tribune: Carl Prine, It’s not just Moscow: American agencies use Facebook to woo Russians, too. U.S. State Department, Voice of America, others splurge on social media ads to reach audiences online.
30. http://theduran.com: Alexander Mercouris, The Russiagate scandal descends into total absurdity. US government paralysed as frantic searches for evidence to prove scandal true fail one by one.
31. Russia Matters: Angela Stent on Russia: Insights and Recommendations.

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