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Monday, 18 December 2017
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1. www.rt.com: Trump’s new security strategy to keep Russia & China as main competitors.
2. www.rt.com: Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip-off which helped Russia prevent terror attack.
3. Kremlin.ru: Telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump.
4. TASS: Kremlin points to CIA terror plot tipoff as shining example of cooperation.
5. TASS: Survey shows Russians gladly pitch in to help those in need.
6. Wall Street Journal: Trump Plans Shift to U.S. Security Strategy. New approach, which ties economy, trade more closely to strength, stresses confronting unfair practices and puts China, Russia in focus.
7. Kremlin.ru: Meeting with Constitutional Court judges.
8. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, When Russians Were Americanophiles
9. Russia Observer: Patrick Armstrong, RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 14 DECEMBER 2017.
RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 14 DECEMBER 2017
10. Financial Times: Thomas Graham and Eugene Rumer, A revived Russia and the US vie for centre stage. Vladimir Putin has made progress in restoring Moscow’s status as a great power.
11. TASS: Kommersant: Russian experts feel hope for any future cooperation with US slipping away.
12. Valdai Discussion Club: Dmitry Suslov, WHERE IS US FOREIGN POLICY HEADING? LONG-TERM FACTORS AND PROSPECTS.
13. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, Kremlin’s four-hour presser leaves key question unanswered: after Putin, what next? Russia’s 2018 presidential election will likely not be a cliffhanger. What happens in 2024, when President Putin could end an unprecedented fourth term, is far less clear. He does have a plan, experts say – but it’s not necessarily handing off power.
14. www.rt.com: 2018 presidential campaign kicks off in Russia.
15. Interfax: Presidential nominees can file to register from Dec 27 to Jan 31 – CEC secretary.
16. Fort Russ: Oh, the irony: Communist leader wants ‘more democratic’ Russian Constitution.
17. TASS: Russian TV host Sobchak says ready to withdraw from election in favor of another candidate.
18. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Putin.
19. AP: Putin Looks for Quick Win, but Voter Apathy Worries Kremlin.
20. Paul Goble: The Anti-Putin Electorate – a Sociological Portrait.
21. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, GOD BLESS US, ALMOST EVERY ONE! – NO KREMLIN CHRISTMAS DINNER FOR THE OLIGARCHS.
22. Intersection: Yuri Lobunov, Putin’s 150 Promises. An analysis of Putin’s publicly stated promises shows how rarely the Russian leader gets pinned down to pledging anything large-scale, concrete and specific. And when that does happen, it is anyone’s guess whether those promises will be fulfilled.
23. Control Risks: Emily Ferris, Russia: say 2018, think 2024.
24. Russia Matters: Andrew Kuchins, Putin’s Legacy: Brezhnev Lite?
25. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Mikhail Rostovsky, Dmitry Medvedev hints at possibility he will return as president.
26. Bear Market Brief: Experts: inequality in Russia comparable to 1905 levels.
27. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, Jailing of Ulyukaev is a bad signal for real reform.
28. The Economist: A suitcase full of dollars. Vladimir Putin’s former economy minister claims his bribery sting was a set-up. Alexei Ulyukayev says he was not powerful enough to demand a bribe from the boss of Rosneft.
29. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Two Russian Power Brokers Dueled. Putin Stayed Out. The trial of a former economy minister showed that the Russian leader is less interested in micromanagement these days.
30. www.rt.com: Top 5 recent Russian corruption scandals.
31. AFP: Russia making progress over doping says Coe.
32. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, SANCTIONS: THE EVIDENCE.
33. www.rt.com: Russia-EU trade recovering firmly in the teeth of sanctions.
34. www.rt.com: How long can Europe survive without Russian gas?
35. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, CRACKPOT THEORY NO. 9: ASSUME THE WORST.
36. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, THE LATEST ‘EXISTENTIAL THREAT’
37. TASS: Izvestia: US to draw up secret blacklist of ‘undesirable’ Russian individuals.
38. Medium.com: Michael McFaul, Russian Ambassador Antonov visits Stanford: Why that’s a good thing.
39. Gordon Hahn: Freedom of speech in rusology.
40. Air Force Times: US plans $200 million buildup of European air bases flanking Russia.
41. Ericmargolis.com: Eric Margolis, `SORRY CHUMP. YOU DIDN’T HAVE IT IN WRITING’
42. www.rt.com: Danielle Ryan, NATO’s broken promises: Time to admit West bears serious responsibility for tension in E. Europe.
43. www.rt.com: US should have withdrawn its estimated 200 nukes from Europe long ago – Moscow.
44. New York Times: For Russian ‘Trolls,’ Instagram’s Pictures Can Spread Wider Than Words.
45. Twitter: Anton Troianovski, Washington Post looking for Moscow correspondent.
46. Washington Post editorial: The unchecked threat from Russia.
47. The Weekly Standard: Mark Hemingway, While Truth Puts On Its Shoes. The media’s reign of error.
48. The Blogmire: Rob Slane, Results of International Literacy Study Reveal Yet More Attempts by Russia to Meddle in Western Democracies and Undermine Our Way of Life.
49. Antiwar.com: Justin Raimondo, The Strzok Texts: FBI Plotted to Unseat Trump Before Election.
50. Financial Times: Charles Clover, Red at Heart by Elizabeth McGuire – from Russia, with love. What China’s radicals learnt in the USSR went far beyond politics. (re Red at Heart: How Chinese Communists Fell in Love with the Russian Revolution by Elizabeth McGuire)