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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#48
Friday, 10 March 2017

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1. Russia Beyond the Headlines/ Fyodor Lukyanov, Why do the Kremlin and Trump speak different political languages? As President Trump is increasingly forced to embrace the Washington elite’s anti-Russian line, the chances of a productive and mutually-beneficial relationship between Russia and the U.S. fades deeper into the background.
2. Limes (Italy): Sergei Karaganov, The victory of Russia and the new Concert of Nations.
3. Voice of America: Putin Aims to Undermine Western Democracies With Election Meddling, Experts Say.
4. Washington Post editorial: Online dissidents expose the Russian prime minister’s material empire. The truth about Dmitry Medvedev lives on the Internet.
5. New York Times: Nicholas Kristof, Connecting Trump’s Dots to Russia.
6. The Spectator (UK): Brendan O’Neill, The Left’s great Russian conspiracy theory.
7. Rolling Stone: Matt Taibbi, Why the Russia Story Is a Minefield for Democrats and the Media. Russia scandals have bloodied the Trump administration. But it carries dangers for those reporting it.
8. Russia Direct: US suspicion of Russia: Witch hunt or legitimate distrust? Debates: Russia Direct interviewed a number of experts to find out to what extent the suspicion surrounding U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak is legitimate and justified.
9. Russia Observer: Patrick Armstrong, RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 9 MARCH 2017.
10. Robert Parry, Fresh Doubts about Russian ‘Hacking.’ The gauzy allegations of Russia “hacking” the Democrats to elect Donald Trump just got hazier with WikiLeaks’ new revelations about CIA cyber-spying and the capability to pin the blame on others.
11. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, The ‘Fog of Suspicion’ and of Worsening Cold War. As the neo-McCarthyite search for Americans with Russian “contacts” spreads, the new Cold War is increasingly fraught with possibilities of hot war.
12. The Unz Review: Israel Shamir, The Russian Scare.
14. Facebook: Ellen Mickiewicz, A propos recent build-up of RT coverage: Influence, Persuasion, and Effects of RT.
15. More Russian emigrants return home, report disappointment with EU.
16. Russian corporate governance comes in from the “Caveman era”
17. Pundit views debate around Putin seeking re-election in 2018. (Tatiana Stanovaya)
18. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, CHARISMATIC LEGITIMACY.
19. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, Another day of flowers and speeches, but where is Russia’s women’s movement? Despite being better educated than their male counterparts, Russian women have not organized the way other Western women have. And that could present problems as Russia undergoes its biggest wave of resurgent social conservatism in generations.
20. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Russian marches on Women’s Day seen as an attempt to revive feminism. This year’s International Women’s Day was marked by feminist protests in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Experts note that the idea of gender equality remains unpopular in Russia.
21. Paul Goble: Peoples of Russia have Nothing in Common Except Loyalty to Putin, Kashin Says.
22. Russian and Eurasian Politics: Gordon Hahn, The Real “Snipers’ Massacre”, Ukraine, February 2014: Updated/Revised Working Paper
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