RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-195 :: Monday, 16 October 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#195
Monday, 16 October 2017

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1. Kremlin.ru: Opening of Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly.
2. Kremlin.ru: Meeting with participants of 19th World Festival of Youth and Students. (with Q&A)
3. TASS: Kremlin says it’s too early to go into details on Putin’s presidential plans.
4. Sputnik: Valdai Club Experts Convene in Sochi to Discuss Challenges in Global Politics.
5. Interfax: Putin to say “something big” at Valdai next week – spokesman.
6. Valdai Discussion Club: Dmitry Suslov, EGOISTIC HEGEMONISM. The never-ending political infighting in the US could be viewed as an inevitable stage in an overly complex path the US must take to find its place in the world, one that is changing in spite of what the US wants or thinks. On the other hand, these political struggles make it even harder and more painful for the US and for the rest of the world to adapt to these changes.
7. Valdai Discussion Club: Maxim Starchak, CARIBBEAN CRISIS 2.0: ILLUSION OF PERMISSIVENESS.
8. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Nikolai Makeyev: Putin’s unofficial favourite: Oreshkin joins election race. Experts: economic development minister has designs on becoming premier.
9. Interfax: Oreshkin sees positive foreign investor sentiment regarding Russian economy recovery.
10. Carnegie Moscow Center: Olga Romanova, The Billionaire Adviser: A Story of Russia’s Anti-Corruption Campaign. The story of the arrest of Oleg Korshunov, deputy director of Russia’s prison system, looks at first glance like a victory in an anti-corruption campaign. But the truth is much more complex. Korshunov merely operated too blatantly, his detention is unlikely to change much, and he may eventually get free on parole.
11. Moscow Times: Sergei Kapkov, Waking the Russian Spirit of Urbanism. Urban renewal could become a new doctrine of patriotism.
12. TASS: Experts find controversial tsar movie trailer does not insult religious feelings.
13. www.rt.com: Russia on track to break 40-yr Soviet record on grain harvest.
14. Bear Market Brief: Trends in the economy.
15. Bear Market Brief: Medvedev meets with foreign investors.
16. www.rt.com: Foreign investments in Russia on the rise, spurred by economic growth.
17. TASS: Vedomosti: Foreign investors await Medvedev’s signals on future agenda of Russian authorities.
18. Government.ru: 31st session of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council in Russia.
19. CNBC.com: Russia is prepared for $40 oil, finance minister says.
20. Intellinews.com: Russia’s trade with China up 22% to $61bn.
21. Russia Insider: Paul Goncharoff, Tectonic Global Shifts From Russia This Friday the 13th. The elephant in the room is US debt and the ability to QE (print money) as resolution to infinity, or until others refuse to play that game any longer.
http://russia-insider.com/en/tectonic-global-shifts-russia-friday-13th/ri21238
22. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Comment by Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson M.V. Zakharova in connection with not issuing of US visas to Russian military.
23. Yahoo Finance: Michael Kelley, Why it’s hard to trust the U.S. on Russia’s alleged Kaspersky espionage.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hard-trust-u-s-russias-alleged-kaspersky-espionage-134308101.html
24. Wall Street Journal editorial: The Rest of the Russia Story. Justice shouldn’t protect the FBI and Fusion GPS from House subpoenas.
25. Washington Post: Anne Applebaum, If Russia can create fake ‘Black Lives Matter’ accounts, who will next?
26. New York Times: Wary of Hackers, States Move to Upgrade Voting Systems.
27. www.opendemocracy.net: Sergey Rumyantsev, A tale of two revolutions, or “decommunisation”, Ukrainian-style. Ukrainian politicians see their country’s Soviet heritage as a major obstacle on the way to a brave new world. It’s a shame they’re using the same revolutionary methods as the communists to deal with it.
28. OSW (Poland): Wojciech Konończuk, Keystone of the system. OLD AND NEW OLIGARCHS IN UKRAINE.
29. AFP: Ukraine’s nationalists mark 75th anniversary of insurgent army.
30. PONARS Eurasia: Sergiy Kudelia, Extrajudicial Violence in Donbas and Its Consequences for Ukraine.
31. Consortiumnews.com: James Carden, Fueling More Bloodshed in Ukraine. In the U.S., Russia-hating liberals are joining the neocons in seeking more war in Ukraine, as the prospects for a rational and peaceful resolution to the crisis continue to fade.
32. Awful Avalanche: Prilepin’s Battalion: The Face Of Donbass – Part II.
33. Awful Avalanche: Prilepin’s Battalion: The Face Of Donbass – Part III.
34. Awful Avalanche: Prilepin’s Battalion: The Face Of Donbass – Part IV.

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