RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-196 :: Tuesday, 17 October 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#196
Tuesday, 17 October 2017

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1. AP: Files show new details of US support for Indonesia bloodbath.
2. TASS: Poll shows Russians satisfied with life, ready for hard times.
3. www.rt.com: Over 40% of citizens expect situation in Russia to become worse.
4. TASS: Russians believe men should generally be ‘the family breadwinner’ – poll.
5. Paul Goble: Global Warming Threatens Moscow’s Arctic Development Plans and the Lives of People There.
6. Vedomosti: Russian regional reshuffle seen as preparation for 2018 poll.
7. Interfax-Ukraine: Russian Central Elections Commission head says Navalny may run for president after 2028.
8. RFE/RL: Russian Elections Chief Says Navalny Cannot Run Until 2028.
9. www.rt.com: European Human Rights Court sees no politics in Navalny brothers embezzlement case.
10. www.rt.com: Rights activists propose nationwide ‘fine amnesty’ to mark revolution anniversary.
11. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, Russia Fines Cryptocurrency World’s Preferred Messaging App, Telegram. Russia’s government is gunning for Telegram. Why?
12. Bear Market Brief: Putin floats co-financing of medical expenses.
13. TASS: Vedomosti: Russia’s industrial output may continue to stagnate for some years.
14. www.rt.com: Putin green lights launch of the CryptoRuble.
15. TASS: Investments in bitcoin riskier than gambling, Russia’s economy minister warns.
16. Valdai Discussion Club: SERGEI LAVROV TO VALDAI CLUB: ANTI-RUSSIAN HYSTERIA IN THE UNITED STATES IS A REFLECTION OF ITS INTERNAL POLITICAL STRUGGLE.
17. Valdai Discussion Club: SESSION 1. THE CONFLICT BETWEEN DIFFERING GEOPOLITICAL WORLDVIEWS.
18. www.rt.com: US broke the spirit & letter of Iran deal, Tehran ‘completely compliant’ – Russian Deputy FM.
19. TASS: Diplomat reveals foreign structures behind wave of fake ‘Russian embassy’ accounts.
20. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, OPINION POLLS. IMPOSSIBLE VICTORY. (re Ukraine)
Impossible victory
21. Fort Russ: Eduard Popov, Rostov Monument Signals Shift in Russia’s Donbass Policy.
22. Awful Avalanche: Prilepin’s Battalion: The Face Of Donbass – Part V.
Prilepin’s Battalion: The Face Of Donbass – Part V
23. Intellinews.com: Ukraine’s Tymoshenko to stand as a presidential candidate in 2019.
24. TASS: Lavrov vows Moscow will retaliate if US slaps restrictions on Russian media.
25. http://thesaker.is: Scott Humor, A Brief History of the “Kremlin Trolls” (excerpt)
26. Meduza: Russian journalists publish massive investigation into St. Petersburg troll factory’s U.S. operations
27. Foreign Affairs; Ivo Daalder, Responding to Russia’s Resurgence. Not Quiet on the Eastern Front.
28. The Hill: Stephen Blank, Russia has weaponized the energy sector in war against the West.
29. The Russia Explainer: Hank DeBwankey, What if Russia lets go of the psyops rope? (Part 1 of 2) (excerpt)
30. Wall Street Journal editorial: Liberals Embrace ‘Dark Money.’ Fusion GPS rolls out a novel excuse to block a House subpoena.
31. Washington Post: How the Russians pretended to be Texans – and Texans believed them.
32. New York Times: Condoleezza Rice on the 10 Days Still Shaking the World.
33. Moscow Times: Artemy Troitsky, Russia in the 90s: Try at Your Own Peril. The 90s were ugly, in bad taste, over the top, dynamic, dirty, violent, cosmopolitan – and never boring.
34. Valdai Discussion Club: Anatol Lieven, CAPITALISM AND INEQUALITY. 150 YEARS LATE: WAS MARX RIGHT AFTER ALL?
35. The Unz Review: The Saker, Is Communism Really Dead? (excerpt)

A Brief History of the “Kremlin Trolls”


36. The Guardian (UK): The Guardian picture essay. On your Marx: meet the modern-day communists. One hundred years after the Russian revolution, communists are still flying the flag in countries from Russia to Nepal to Italy. Photographer Jan Banning captures the enduring spirit of 1917.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/14/on-your-marx-meet-modern-day-communists-

 

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