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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#198
Thursday, 19 October 2017

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1. TASS: Putin: Previous formulas for tackling conflicts do not work, new ones not yet found.
2. TASS: Putin says importance of scientific development in global politics will grow.
3. Bloomberg: Marc Champion, America’s Unpredictability Is Worrying Russia.
4. Robert Parry, Blaming Russia for the Internet ‘Sewer.’ As the Russia-gate hysteria spirals down from the implausible to the absurd, almost every bad thing is blamed on the Russians, even how they turned the previously pristine Internet into a “sewer”.

Blaming Russia for the Internet ‘Sewer’

5. The Paris Review: Jennifer Wilson, When Oscar Wilde Colluded with the Russians.
6. Recession in Russia over & economy moving to growth – World Bank.
7. Deutsche Welle: Russia swaps out regional governors ahead of presidential election. Many regional governors in Russia have recently been fired. Is the Kremlin trying to address urgent issues around the country? Or, is this merely a strategy for the next presidential election?
8. TASS: Poll shows most Russians frown on TV host-turned-presidential contender Sobchak.
9. Daughter of Putin’s mentor, Russian It-girl Ksenia Sobchak, announces her presidential bid.
11. Socialite celebrity Sobchak looks to scoop protest vote in Russia’s 2018 election.
12. Bear Market Brief: Ksenia-phobia.
13. TASS: RBC: TV socialite tosses hat into ring for 2018 presidential race.
14. Meduza: When ‘against all’ isn’t necessarily against Putin Prominent Russians react to Ksenia Sobchak’s presidential campaign.
15. AP: Russian opposition divided over TV host’s presidential bid.
16. TASS: Kremlin not working on Sobchak’s campaign trail – spokesman
17. New York Times: Russian Artist Is Charged Over Fire at Central Bank Building in Paris. (Pyotr Pavlensky)
18. Communists in talks with ‘patriotic forces’ to propose single candidate for 2018 presidential race.
19. Paul Goble: Systemic Liberals and Communists Helping to Keep Putin Regime in Power, Shevtsova Says.
20. Interfax: Top Russian official ‘unaware’ of plans for new ‘foreign agent’ law.
21. TASS: Russia not eyeing branding US media outlets undesirable organizations – prosecutor.
22. Interfax: Russian minister says no tit-for-tat response in media war.
23. World Festival of Youth and Students: WFYS: Igor Shuvalov Explained Young People Why Outside Pressure Can Never Be Put on Russia.
24. Shuvalov: Russia’s Goal Is For Russians to Be Happier than Americans.
25. TASS: Rosneft CEO: Oil to remain basis of global energy sector for 20-30 years more.
26. AFP: World’s deepest lake in peril, scientists warn. Baikal’s high biodiversity includes over 3,600 plant and animal species, most of which are endemic to the lake.
28. The American Conservative: Dave Majumdar, How Bill Clinton Accidentally Started Another Cold War. His triumphalism and expansion of NATO gave us today’s impasse with Russia.

How Bill Clinton Accidentally Started Another Cold War

29. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, Have 20 Years of NATO Expansion Made Anyone Safer? Since 1997, the world’s perhaps most powerful corporation and lobbyist has created more insecurity than security.
30. TASS: Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Russia-Ukraine trade turnover on the rise.
31. Interfax: Moscow accuses Kyiv of forced Ukrainization policy.
32. Fort Russ: Eduard Popov, Kiev Protests: Maidan 3.0 or a New Opposition?
33. Wall Street Journal: Review: Lamenting the Motherland. Examining the psyche of modern Russia, through the eyes of those born at the end of the Soviet era and who grew up at a time of hope. Stephen Kotkin reviews ‘The Future Is History’ by Masha Gessen.
34. TASS: West uses allegations of Russia’s ‘aggressiveness’ to brainwash voters – Lavrov.
35. Russia Insider: Charles Bausman, Greenwald and Carlson: Russia-Gate Shows Severe Failings of US Journalism.
36. More American tales of Russiagate.

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