RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-213 :: Thursday, 9 November 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#213
Thursday, 9 November 2017

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1. Washington Times: Dan Boylan and Guy Taylor, Intel chiefs’ botched Russia findings raise questions of motive.
2. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, The Unheralded Putin-Russia’s Official Anti-Stalinist No. 1. A memorial monument to Stalin’s millions of victims-the subject of intense political struggle for more than 50 years-was commemorated in Moscow by Vladimir Putin, whose support at last made it a reality.
3. Pavel Koshkin: The Empire Must Die: Understanding Russia’s political theater between 1917 and 2017. The main goal of Mikhail Zygar’s new book is to prove that every member of society can contribute to the development of a country’s history and make difference.
4. Harvard University Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies: A Research Guide to 1917, Just for You.
5. Russian International Affairs Council: Aleksandr Chubaryan, 1917 Russian Revolution: Changing the Geopolitical Map of the World Revolution Had a Huge Impact on the Events of the Twentieth Century.
6. Adam Garrie, Russia and the United States in 2017: Just which country is commemorating a revolution? Russia’s commemorations of the October Revolution of 1917 were subdued and anti-ideological. The US by contrast continues to tear itself apart over the revolutionary 2016 US Presidential election.
7. Transitions Online: Olga Malinova and Peter Rutland, 1917: What Is There to Celebrate? Mostly Russians are ignoring the messy question of what happened back then, and even Vladimir Putin can’t come up with a consistent narrative.
8. Putin: US wants to disrupt upcoming Russian presidential election.
9. TASS: Putin links claims of Russia’s alleged ‘doping scheme’ with upcoming elections.
10. Julian Waller, The early run-up to the Russian election Presidential hopeful Sobchak says she supports US sanctions against Russia.
12. Vedomosti: Alexander Ovechkin’s Movement Could Be Part of Putin’s Election Campaign.
13. Moscow Times: Russia’s Regions Ask Moscow for Financial Help.
14. Bear Market Brief: Putin tells fired govs ‘no hard feelings’
15. Russia’s inflation hits new historic low at 2.7% in October.
16. Financial Times: Russian stocks could do better. Country looks cheap, on a deep discount to the emerging markets.
17. Moscow Times: Nabi Abdullaev, The Real Risks for Foreign Companies in Russia . Russia’s Doing Business ranking does not reflect the situation on the ground.
18. Kenneth Rapoza, Russia Versus Brazil: A Tale Of Two Countries In Crisis.
19. Washington Post: Facing Russian threat, NATO boosts operations for the first time since the Cold War.
20. World Socialist Web Site: NATO intensifies its preparations for war with Russia.
21. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Russia-US relations beyond ‘any real repair’
22. Russia Matters: US-Russia Policy 1 Year On: Experts Weigh In on Successes, Failures, Where to Go from Here.
23. TASS: Washington demands that RT should register as foreign agent by November 13.
24. ‘Vacuum & isolation’: Russia may restrict access to CNN in reply to US sanctions, says senator.
25. Valdai Discussion Club: Vladimir Batyuk, WHERE THE ESCALATION OF KOREA TENSIONS CAN LEAD?
26. Bloomberg: Vladimir Putin, Russia’s Role in Securing Asia’s Prosperity. The APEC forum presents an opportunity for greater economic integration.
27. Reuters: Prospects for Putin-Trump Meeting at APEC Summit Unclear.
28. Al-Monitor: Maxim Suchkov, Upcoming Putin, Trump talks should prove interesting. What is the agenda for the upcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin? Trump wants to talk North Korea, but Moscow is seeking a broader, more in-depth conversation on the Middle East.
29. TASS: Moscow challenges US to prove that Pentagon biomarker research does not violate law.
30. Asia Times: Russians fear US ‘DNA weapon’ but experts say it’s unlikely. Russians are curious why US scientists want samples of their DNA after Putin admitted he knew about a US Air Force ad seeking samples from his country.
31. ‘Threat to Europe’: Russian lawmakers blast US decision to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine.
32. Haaretz (Israel): Jared McBride, How Ukraine Is Inventing a ‘Jewish-Ukrainian Nationalist’ to Whitewash Its Nazi-era Wartime Past. Myth-making efforts by the Ukraine to glorify the WWII role of one ‘archetypal’ Jew, Leiba Dubrovskii, is part of Kyiv’s war on memory: its eager attempts to erase anti-Semitism, brutality and complicity with the Nazis from its wartime history.
33. The Kremlin Stooge: Mark Chapman, The Stooge Report: As Ukraine Goes Under, Guess Whose Fault It Is?
The Stooge Report: As Ukraine Goes Under, Guess Whose Fault It Is?
34. New Republic: How Ukraine Got Caught Between East and West. Steven Pifer’s book tells a story of deferred decision making and geopolitical collision.
35. Fort Russ: Ex-PM of Ukraine reveals that Manafort worked for the interests of US, not Ukraine.
36. Russia Direct: Was Manafort a CIA Agent in Ukraine? – Russia Says He Had to Be.
37. Yahoo Finance: Rick Newman, We are actually over-vilifying the Russians.
38. Alexander Mercouris, CONFIRMED: Trump Dossier is basis of RussiaGate Former Trump campaign official Carter Page confirms FBI relying on Trump Dossier to conduct RussiaGate investigation. (excerpt)

CONFIRMED: Trump Dossier is basis of RussiaGate

39. Gateway Pundit: Donna Brazile: I Asked About Russia Dossier Funding Before Election, “Was Told I Did Not Need to Know” (VIDEO)

Donna Brazile: I Asked About Russia Dossier Funding Before Election, “Was Told I Did Not Need to Know” (VIDEO)

40. Miami Herald: Russian investment in Facebook, Twitter go way back – but Yuri Milner says so what.
41. AP: Collusion question remains after first Mueller indictments.
42. He Solved The DNC Hack. Now He’s Telling His Story For The First Time. Less than a year before Marine Corps cyberwarrior Robert Johnston discovered that the Russians had hacked the Democratic National Committee, he found they had launched a similar attack at the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
43. New York Times: What Reality TV Teaches Us About Russia’s Influence Campaign.

44. New York Times: Pussy Riot Takes Aim at Trump and Putin in New Song.

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