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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#203
Thursday, 26 October 2017

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1. Moscow Times: Dmitry Trenin, Russia Has Grand Designs For the International Order. Moscow’s new grand strategy is still in gestation.
2. PBS (public television) Frontline: Putin’s Revenge.
4. AP: Alternatives to Putin a Mixed Bag as Russian Election Looms.
5. Bear Market Brief: Election Politics.
6. TASS: For most Russians gender ‘doesn’t matter’ when choosing presidential contender – poll.
7. Mark Galeotti, Sobchak and the presidential reality show. Why does the Kremlin allow socialite Ksenia Sobchak to take part in the presidential elections? Distraction? Theatricality? According to security expert Mark Galeotti it reflects the limitations of Putin’s hyper-presidential system. ‘Vote against all’ is a way out for the population.
8. Russian newspaper plans to arm journalists following knife attack on radio host.
9. Russia Insider: Paul Goncharoff, Russia’s Changes In Attitudes, Changes in Latitudes. The economy is growing, more than most institution’s are aware
10. Financial Times: Russia’s next revolution: how technology came to the mines. Automation is about to catapult an economy long tied down by the Soviet legacy into the 21st century.
11. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Bad Rabbit ransomware attack may be intel cyber weapons ‘dry run’
12. RFE/RL: Twitter Bans Ads From Two Russian Media Companies.
13. Twitter bans all RT advertising, citing ‘election interference’
14. editorial: Revealed: How Twitter pushed RT to spend big on 2016 US election.
15. TASS: Moscow vows retaliation over new US moves against RT and Sputnik
16. RT may be unstoppable in its mission to propagandize gullible Americans.
17. Daniel Lazare, NYT’s Assault on Press Freedom/The New York Times, which once postured as the champion of a free press, now is seeking crackdowns on news that the public gets from the Internet under the guise of combatting “Russian propaganda”
18. Washington Post: Former Clinton, DNC aides largely silent on funding of Trump-Russia dossier.
19. Wall Street Journal editorial: Democrats, Russians and the FBI. Did the bureau use disinformation to trigger its Trump probe?
20. ThinkProgress: Self-described ‘Russian trolls’ announce they’re moving over to Reddit.

Self-described ‘Russian trolls’ announce they’re moving over to Reddit

21. The National Interest: Nikolas Gvosdev, Post-War Syria: The Next Big Crisis Between Russia and America? We face the prospect of a clash between the two main coalitions led by the United States and Russia over the disposition of a post-IS Syria.
22. TASS: Russian MP blasts Riga’s educational language reform ploy as ‘linguistic genocide’
23. Carnegie Moscow Center: Andrey Devyatkov, The Instability Game: Easing Tensions Between Russia and the West in Moldova.
24. Ukraine refuses to provide refugee status to Saakashvili, accusing him of plotting coup.
25. Valdai Discussion Club: Sergei Luzyanin, HOW THE ‘CHINESE DREAM’ WILL IMPACT GLOBAL GOVERNANCE.
26. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, US Double Standards in the New Cold War. The mainstream American political-media narrative, which powerfully influences the possibility of war or peace with Russia, is dangerously unbalanced.

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