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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#50
Tuesday, 14 March 2017

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1. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Melting glaciers threaten to inundate Russia’s Far North and Siberia. Scientists say that the melting permafrost and the cryosphere’s destruction might lead to massive flooding in the Arctic and Siberian regions of Russia in the next 20 years, as well as foster the resuscitation of dormant pathogens and the destruction of vital infrastructure.
2. Jacobin: Sean Guillory, Dermokratiya, USA. With rampant talk of Russian interference, it’s worth recounting Washington’s role in undermining Russia’s 1996 election.
3. http://usforeignpolicy.blogs.lalibre.be: Gilbert Doctorow, Have the Russians given up on Trump? Clear signals from Russia’s most authoritative media: Rossiya 1. The general mood of the talk show panelists was very confident. Not because their man is in the White House, as American media would have us believe. But as a result of what they construe as Russia’s winning hand in the Middle East.
4. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!
5. Kremlin.ru: Meeting of the Prosecutor General Office’s Board.
6. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, LONG READ: Russia’s great daylight bank robbery.
7. TASS: Russia’s economic development minister comments on decline of oil prices.
8. Russia Insider: Paul Goncharoff, Investing in Russia: A Do-It-Yourself Primer.
9. AP: Want to Mark a Revolution? Kremlin Says You Can Count It Out.
10. Russian and Eurasian Politics: Gordon Hahn, Navalnyi ‘Kompromats’ Medvedev: Implications.
11. Paul Goble: Navalny No Supporter of Federalism.
12. TASS: Russians still remain divided on proper reburial for Vladimir Lenin.
13. TASS: Security chief warns foreign intelligence stepping up efforts to destabilize Russia.
14. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Russia is setting up formidable defenses against cyber hackers. While U.S. federal agencies constantly complain they’re under hack attack from other countries, the Russian government has just as much reason to be concerned about cyberspies, especially homegrown ones.
15. Bloomberg: Leonid Ragozin, Russia Wants Immigrants the World Doesn’t. While Europe and the U.S. tighten border controls, former Soviet states are encouraged by Moscow to send their workers.
16. New York Times: LAKE BAIKAL JOURNAL. A Russian Lake’s Future Hangs on Tourists and Toilets.
17. Forbes.com: Wade Shepard, Russia Is In A Unique Position To Either Make Or Break The New Silk Road.
18. National Public Radio (NPR): Stephanie Joyce, Along A Shifting Border, Georgia And Russia Maintain An Uneasy Peace.
19. Military Times: U.S. and Russian troops are now in the same Syrian city.
20. Russia Direct: Andrei Korobkov, Why Trump backtracks on his Russia policy. Trump’s picks for a new national security advisors and Russia ambassador – Herbert Raymond McMaster and John Huntsman, who cannot be seen as “doves” – indicate that the U.S. president is trying to find common ground with the establishment and legitimize his presidency.
21. Consortiumnews.com: Robert Parry, When ‘Disinformation’ Is Truth. Democrats and liberals have climbed into bed with the neocons to push the “Russia-did-it” conspiracy theory as a way to “get Trump,” but this New McCarthyism has grave dangers.
22. CNN.com: Fareed Zakaria, Why Putin is world’s most powerful man.
23. www.rt.com: Bryan MacDonald, Since Trump won US election, Russia-bashing industry has never had it so good.
24. Russia Direct: Moscow raises eyebrows over Trump’s pick for Russia ambassador. Russian media roundup: John Huntsman, Utah’s former governor and the head of the American council, accepted U.S. President Donald Trump’s offer to be the American ambassador to Russia. This move caused a mixed response within Russian media, expert community and among politicians.
25. Russian International Affairs Council: Ivan Timofeev, Russia and the World: The Agenda for the Next 100 Years.

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