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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#225
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
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1. New York Times: Ahead of World Cup, Fans Are Warned About Homophobia and Racism in Russia.
2. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, Russian answer to opioid epidemic: ‘Cold turkey.’ Russia has an opioid abuse problem as big as America’s, but a very different way of dealing with it. No methadone replacement therapy in Moscow – just a couple of aspirin and a short, sharp withdrawal shock.
3. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Twenty-five contenders lined up to bid for Russian presidency.
4. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, An Analysis of Zhirinovsky’s Program. (excerpt)
5. www.rt.com: Court orders Russian opposition activist Navalny to return presidential campaign funds to donor.
6. www.rt.com: New Russian bill introduces fines for media violations of foreign agent law.
7. www.opendemocracy.net: Sergey Lukashevsky, Russia’s new media law: expanding the field of uncertainty. Russia’s new legislation is not only aimed at foreign media. It’s another step in the process of blurring legal definitions – until they’re useless.
8. TASS: Diplomat blasts ‘absurd’ US accusations of Russia ‘violating press freedom’
9. Russia Beyond: How Russians lost their own 2nd Amendment: The right to bear arms.
10. Bear Market Blog: Chris Jarmas, MinFin Impossible: Russia’s self-inflicted regional debt crisis.
11. Intellinews.com: OECD sees Russia’s growth at 1.9% in 2017-2018.
12. TASS: World Bank reveals what might help Russia bypass external shocks.
13. Moscow Times: Russia’s Optimistic GDP Projections Fall Shy of Targets.
14. www.rt.com: Russia solves inflation headache plaguing the economy – central bank.
15. Financial Times: Gazprom spends big to keep trillion dollar dream alive. Russian gas exporter ramps up borrowing and raids cashpile to maintain growth.
16. Bloomberg: Russia Expects OPEC to Reach Oil-Cut Deal.
17. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, Russia No. 1 In Facial Recognition, According To Official Washington Spycraft Techies. (excerpt)
18. Forbes.com: Steve Price, Inconsistency, Doping Allegations, And The Russian Winter Stand Between Russia And World Cup Success.
19. www.rt.com: Richard McLaren warns Russia of tougher sanctions for continued ‘statements of denial’
20. Wall Street Journal: U.S. Tightens Russia-Debt Sanctions.
21. Rethinking Russia: Andrei Korobkov, How buzz on Russia dossier undermines bilateral relations between Moscow and Washington.
22. Interfax: World more peaceful when Russia, U.S. work together – Ambassador Huntsman.
23. New Republic: Kimberly Marten, Digital Détente. The case for cyber peace with Russia.
24. www.aljazeera.com: Leonid Issaev, Is Russia afraid of losing Syria?
25. The American Conservative: Ted Galen Carpenter, The Duplicitous Superpower. How Washington’s chronic deceit-especially towards Russia-has sabotaged U.S. foreign policy.
26. Valdai Discussion Club: Konstantin Asmolov, NORTH KOREA: IS “WAR BY ERROR” POSSIBLE?
27. Reuters: Google seeks to defuse row with Russia over website rankings.
28. Viable Opposition: How Google Manages Fake News. (excerpt)
29. Russian Faith: Miracle in Upstate New York – a Russian Seminary From Another World (Jordanville)

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