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

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1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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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