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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#208
Thursday, 2 November 2017

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1. Russia Beyond: Are Russians happy at work? – poll.
2. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, Russia’s independent media cite intimidation as the new censorship. Being a journalist has never been easy in Russia. Three hundred reporters have been killed since the Soviet Union collapsed. But a new climate of fear is forcing liberal opposition journalists to flee the country.
3. Meeting of Council for Civil Society and Human Rights. (transcript concluded)
4. Moscow Times: Russian Women Are Politically Alienated, Gender Gap Report Shows.
5. Bear Market Brief: Politics.
6. Rethinking Russia/ “Democracy May Become a Phenomenon of the Past.” Dmitriy Badovskiy on power transit and institutional transformation.
7. New York Times: Oleg Kashin, Putin’s Reality TV Opposition.
8. ‘Stop staring at his corpse’: Kadyrov urges Lenin’s burial.
9. TASS: Lenin reburial is not on Kremlin’s agenda, spokesman says.
10. Intersection: Anton Barbashin, Putin’s Foreign Policy Impasse … Until the Elections. As presidential elections approach, Russia’s foreign policy has been put on hold. What policy shifts come after next year’s elections can only be understood by looking back over recent talking points.
11. TASS: Russian Central Bank president, RT editor get into Forbes’s 100 most powerful women.
12. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Russia Takes 35th Position in WB’s Doing Business Rankings.
13. TASS: Izvestia: US pressure pushes Moscow and Tehran closer.
14. Iran, Russia display strategic unity and envision huge oil deal as Putin visits Tehran.
15. Valdai Discussion Club: Konstantin Truevtsev, RUSSIA-AZERBAIJAN-IRAN: CONTOURS OF TRILATERAL STRATEGY.
16. Russia Beyond: 10 movies that define Russian cinema. From Sergei Eisenstein to Andrei Zvyagintsev: The evolution of Russian filmmaking over nearly a century.
17. Anton Troianovski named The Washington Post’s Moscow Bureau Chief.
18. Sputnik: Moscow May Declare US Media Outlets in Russia ‘Foreign Agents’
19. ‘Cocked hammer’: Russia readies reciprocal measures against US media.
20. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: US Senate grills Facebook, Twitter in ‘Russian meddling’ crusade.
21. Washington Post/AP: Russia hackers had targets worldwide, beyond US election. (excerpt)
22. RT reveals its top promoted tweets during US election campaign, & the results may surprise you.
23. Alexander Mercuris, Who’s next on Mueller’s list: General Michael Flynn? The case against Michael Flynn has been neither brought nor dropped though all the facts about it have long been known and the case in fact is threadbare.
24. Russian Foreign Ministry: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at a meeting with members of the Association of European Businesses in Russia Moscow, October 31, 2017.

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