RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-5 :: Friday, 6 January 2017

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Friday, 6 January 2017

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1. Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Russian paper views impact of 2016 world events on country. (Fedor Lukyanov)
2. Jim Kovpak, Poll Finds Muscovites Fed Up With Giant Spiders.
3. Artnet News: Obama Signs Law That Could Reopen Cultural Exchange with Russia. Russia’s major museums have not lent artworks to the US since 2011.
4. Christian Science Monitor: Paul Roberts, Why doubts still cloud Russian hacking allegations. Evidence that the government has presented so far linking Russian operatives to the DNC hack is questionable, fueling skepticism and doubt about Moscow’s role.
5. Miami Herald: Tim Johnson, Not all cybersecurity experts believe U.S. allegations of Russian hacking.
6. Baltimore Sun: William Binney and Ray McGovern, Emails were leaked, not hacked.
7. The Hill: FBI, Dems bicker over investigation of hacked servers.
8. Jason Ditz, US Officials Say Russia Approval of Trump Win Is ‘Evidence’ of Hacking. Post-Election Celebration Was Key Aspect of US ‘Conclusion’
9. Russian pundit looks at public mood dynamics. (Aleksey Makarkin)
10. Russian website examines reasons behind low voter turnout.
11. Rethinking Russia: Drafting Parliamentarianism.
12. Ben Aris, Russian equity hot to trot in 2017.
13. Russia will win energy and diplomacy games in 2017, predicts Forbes.
14. Kudrin report finds only third of Russia’s planned reforms implemented.
15. Valdai Discussion Club: Yaroslav Lissovolik, MACRO TRENDS 2017.
16. Seeking Alpha: Why Russia Expects $40 Oil This Year.
17. Russia Insider: Paul Goncharoff, Russian Ideas About the Best Way to Run a Business Go Back Further Than You Think. A widely accepted manual from 1881 set out best business practices in Russia before the revolution.
18. Washington Post: David Filipov, This Russian city says: ‘Don’t call us Siberia.’ (YEKATERINBURG)
19. Washington Post’s David Filipov interviewed on Эхо Москвы.
20. Alexander Mercouris, Mission Accomplished: Russia’s Admiral Kuznetsov carrier returning home. Following Syrian army’s victory in Aleppo Russian navy carrier Admiral Kuznetsov to return to Russia for extensive refit. Once completed Kuznetsov may be deployed in Mediterranean on a semi-permanent basis.
21. Sergei Kuznetsov, Ukraine elites locked in dispute over ‘red lines’ in conflict with Russia.
22. TASS: Kerry notes benefits of “resetting” relations with Russia in Cabinet Exit Memo.
23. The Economist: Feint praise. Vladimir Putin wins his last round against Barack Obama. Russia shrugs off American sanctions, and Donald Trump applauds.
24. New York Times editorial: Donald Trump Casts Intelligence Aside.
26. Michael McFaul, How Trump Can Play Nice With Russia, Without Selling Out America. There’s no one playbook for dealing with Moscow. But if Trump doesn’t figure out which his is, before shooting from the hip, it could be deadly.

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