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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#235
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
http://www.unz.com/akarlin/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.

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.
https://www.rt.com/business/413537-eu-russia-trade-rise-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.
https://medium.com/freeman-spogli-institute-for-international-studies/welcome-to-stanford-ambassador-antonov-61a73e2f621f
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.

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)

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