RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-226 :: Thursday, 30 November 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#226
Thursday, 30 November 2017
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1. TASS: Russia’s chief meteorologist says this year proves ongoing global warming.
2. Reuters: Soccer-World Cup Draw Offers Welcome Distraction for Russia.
3. United Russia party to support Putin in presidential race – Medvedev.
4. TASS: PM Medvedev says not viewing himself as Russian presidential candidate.
5. Bear Market Brief: New Times: Medvedev staying put.
6. Bloomberg: Before Election, Putin Offers $8.6 Billion to Russians to Have More Babies.
7. Bear Market Brief: Maternal capital, electoral branding.
8. RFE/RL: Putin’s Payouts For Firstborn Babies Seen As Popular Preelection Move, But No Cure For Looming Demographic Slump.
10. Russia Matters: David Szakonyi, Centrifugal Forces: Why Russian Oligarchs Remain Loyal to the Putin Government.
11. TASS: Kremlin not aware Russia’s business elite allegedly ‘blamed’ Putin for sanctions’ impact.
12. Reuters: For Some Russian Oligarchs, Sanctions Risk Makes Putin Awkward to Know.
13. Russia Beyond: Out and about: Where are Putin’s favorite haunts?
14. Paul Goble: Neither Russians nor the West Understand the Full Dimensions of What’s Happening in Moscow, Gudkov Says.
15. Carnegie Moscow Center: Andrey Pertsev, Russia’s Regions Strike Back: Provincial Leaders Want More From Moscow.
16. 7X7/Russian Reader: Käppäselgä: A Godforsaken Corner of a Would-Be Superpower. Resident of Karelian Village Käppäselgä: My House Might Not Survive the Winter
17. Bear Market Brief: World Bank finds 50% of Russians “economically vulnerable”
18. Financial Review: Russia seen harvesting 128.2m tonnes of grain in 2018.
19. Russia Insider: ‘Russian Media Are Very Diverse’ – a Veteran Russian Pundit Explains (Dmitry Babich). A long, wide-ranging chinwag with a great Russian journalist who is never dull.
20. Amie Ferris-Rotman, Donald Trump Has Been Torture for Foreign Correspondents in Russia. The Russia stories everyone wants aren’t the ones people in Russia can provide.
21. AP: Russia Signals Rainbow Flags Tolerated at World Cup.
22. TASS: Russia-US atmosphere ‘getting ugly’ though Trump is decent politician – PM Medvedev.
23. TASS: Doping scandals turned into tool of political pressure on Russia – PM Medvedev.
24. Russian International Affairs Council: Sergei Kislyak on Russia-U.S. Relations: It takes Two to Tango.
25. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, SOVIET ART BREAKS THE BANK.


26. Russia preparing to withdraw military contingent from Syria – security chief.
27. US should come clean if it’s looking for pretext to destroy N. Korea – Russian FM Lavrov.
28. Valdai Discussion Club: Gleb Ivashentsov, HWASONG-15 MISSILE: WHAT’S NEXT?
29. The Diplomat: Samuel Ramani, Russia’s Soft Power Push in Afghanistan. Investment in Afghan economic development is part of a strategy to rebrand Russia’s image in Afghanistan.
30. Ukraine’s economy shrinks by 20% without access to Russian market.
31. Sean’s Russia Blog Broadcast: The Epic of the House of Government. (with Yuri Slezkine)
32. Valdai Discussion Club: David Lane, THE END OF OCTOBER: YET ANOTHER CLASS VICTORY?
33. AP: Moscow mulls next move in escalating media spat with US.
34. The Guardian (UK): US ‘orchestrated’ Russian spies scandal, says Kaspersky founder. Eugene Kaspersky, head of Kaspersky Labs, hits out at FBI, media and government actors he claims organised a smear campaign.
35. Sputnik: DHS Official Confirms There Were No Russian Hacking Attacks During 2016 Election.
36. Washington Post employee caught on hidden camera admitting Trump-Russia story is a “crap shoot” (Video)

Washington Post employees caught on hidden camera admitting Trump-Russia story is a “crap shoot” (Video)

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