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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#244
Friday, 29 December 2017
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1. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, 10 Ways Life in America Is Better Than in Russia.
http://www.unz.com/akarlin/10-ways-usa-better-than-russia/
2. Russia Beyond: 10 new faces of modern Russia: Who will get the world talking next year?
3. Vesti.ru: “Who Are You Helping Get Rich?” Putin Has Harsh Words for Governors at State Council Meeting.
https://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=2971703&cid=4441
4. www.rt.com: Putin signs law establishing register of officials sacked over corruption.
5. TASS: TASS exclusive: Zhirinovsky’s first interview as presidential candidate.
6. Fort Russ: Denis Churilov, Understanding Russian Communists’ surprise candidate Grudinin vs. Putin.
7. RFE/RL: Brian Whitmore, The Five Big Russia Questions For 2018.
8. TASS: Kommersant: Senior state officials, corporate CEOs comment on prospects for 2018.
9. www.rt.com: AIDS denialists ‘clearly ahead’ as Russian govt struggles with HIV epidemic (VIDEO)
https://www.rt.com/news/414510-hiv-aids-russia-epidemic-denialists/
10. Wall Street Journal: Russia Bets on Shale Oil to Defend Its Spot as Top Producer of Crude. With many Soviet-era oil fields in decline, Russia will need new sources by the mid-2020s if it wants to maintain production.
11. www.rt.com: Igor Ogorodnev, 2017 could have been year Russia and US made up. Now they stand on brink of new Cold War.
12. Valdai Discussion Club: Vladimir Batyuk, INF TREATY COMPLIANCE: FACTS AND ALLEGATIONS.
13. TASS: Putin ratifies agreement on naval base in Syria’s Tartus.
14. Asia Times: Sami Moubayed, As guns fall silent, Russia to shape Syria’s political endgame. Watch early in 2018 for peace talks in Sochi, focusing initially on drafting a new constitution that will be rubber-stamped at UN-mandated talks in Geneva.
15. Davidson Journal (Davidson College): Roman Utkin, World Order: Russia’s past and present on the centennial of the Russian Revolution.
16. Washington Post: Vladimir Kara-Murza, Putin’s dark cult of the secret police.
17. Huffington Post (UK): Rabbil Sikdar, The Left’s Fear Of Criticising Russia Is Cowardice.
18. Daily Beast: Michael Weiss, The KGB Playbook for Infiltrating the Middle East.
19. The Unz Review: The Saker, 2018 – War or No War? [excerpt)
http://www.unz.com/tsaker/2018-war-or-no-war/
20. The Nation: James Carden, Russiagate Is Devolving Into an Effort to Stigmatize Dissent. An amicus brief to a lawsuit filed against Roger Stone and the Trump campaign raises troubling questions over the right to political speech.
21. http://theduran.com: Alexander Mercouris, The interview that exposes Russia-hating journalist Luke Harding (VIDEO). Real News host and presenter Aaron Maté eviscerates Luke Harding on Russiagate collusion claims.

The interview that exposes Russia-hating journalist Luke Harding (VIDEO)


22. Washington Post: Philip Bump, There’s still little evidence that Russia’s 2016 social media efforts did much of anything.
23. www.rt.com: Red faces, retractions & Russia-blaming: Fake news of 2017 (VIDEO)
https://www.rt.com/news/414557-worst-fake-news-2017-trump-russia/
24. Sic Semper Tyrannis: Pat Lang, Looks Like FBI or McCain May Have Paid for the 16th Report of the Steele Dossier.
25. Washington Times: Rowan Scarborough, Democrats’ case for Trump-Russia grand conspiracy crumbles with lack of evidence.
26. Gordon M. Hahn’s New Book “UKRAINE OVER THE EDGE” now available.
27. Russia on Global Affairs: Konstantin Khudolev, Russia and the U.S.: The Way Forward. Assessing Prospects for Bilateral Relations.
28. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Interfax news agency, December 28, 2017.

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