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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#66
Wednesday, 5 April 2017

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1. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, Did St. Petersburg bombing bring Russia’s Syria intervention back home? Though Russia has been dealing with terrorism for many years, it has mostly been rooted in domestic conflicts in the Caucasus. But Monday’s deadly bombing of a St. Petersburg metro seems likely linked to Russia’s involvement in Syria’s civil war.
2. Reconsidering Russia Podcast #6: Fred Weir. (DJ: Required listening for Russia Experts)
3. New York Times: St. Petersburg Metro Attack Included Many Students Among Victims.
4. Rethinking Russia: Evgeny Alexandrovich Primakov, Words or Deeds: Combating Terrorism.
5. Valdai Discussion Club: Evgenia Gvozdeva, WHAT IS BEHIND THE TERRORIST ATTACK IN ST. PETERSBURG?
6. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, BLOWBACK.
7. The Unz Report: Anatoly Karlin, Russia Says “No Russian.” RT Head Margarita Simonyan Asks Why.
8. editorial: Share responsibly: How innocent people fall victim to unverified reporting during terrorism alerts.
9. Moscow Times: Mark Galeotti, Terror in Russia and the West: A Need for Compassion. Europe’s lights were dark for St. Petersburg’s tragedy. It was neither right, nor smart.
10. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, An Analysis of Navalny’s Program.
11. RFE/RL: Russian PM Calls Opposition Corruption Charges ‘Rubbish,’ ‘Nonsense’
12. TASS: PM Medvedev comments on recent anti-corruption protests.
13. Pitting minors against police ‘almost a crime’ – PM Medvedev on anti-corruption protests.
14. Russian and Eurasian Politics: Gordon Hahn, Federalism, Self-Determination, and Lessons from Russia’s Communalist Challenge. (excerpt)
15. TASS: Russian Central Bank Chief: Economic growth rates to stabilize at 1.5-2%.
16. Russia’s Services PMI ends strongest quarter in years.
17. Ben Aris, Buy Russia.
20. Rebel warehouse with chem weapons hit by Syrian airstrike in Idlib – Russian MOD.
21. Russia Reviewed: Notes from Trenin lecture ‘U.S.-Russian Relations Under the Trump Administration’
22. Wall Street Journal editorial: Susan Rice Keeps Her Mask On. The press corps buys her story that ‘unmasking’ was no big deal.
23. Justin Raimondo, Boomerang: ‘Russia-gate’ Turns Into ‘Spy-gate.’ Confirmed: Obama administration spied on Trump team.
24. Wall Street Journal: Holman Jenkins, Don’t Worry, It’s Worse for Putin. Though idiocy and partisanship are rampant in D.C. it’s no ‘win’ for Russia.
25. Robert Parry, Mainstream Media as Arbiters of Truth. An angry mainstream U.S. media is shaking its fist at anyone who won’t clamber onboard the Russia-gate groupthink bandwagon.
26. Danielle Ryan, Ex-Georgian President Saakashvili pens fantasy account of 2008 war with Russia.
27. The American Conservative: Daniel Parison, Recurring Foreign Policy Errors and the Decision to Intervene in Russia.

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