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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#69
Monday, 10 April 2017

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1. The Guardian (UK): Mary Dejevsky, Why Trump’s missiles are shaking Putin’s home front. He may be the hero of Crimea, but for the Russian leader the US strike on Syria could hardly have come at a worse moment.
2. New York Times: Rajan Menon, How the Tumultuous ’90s Paved the Way for Putin’s Russia. (re WHO LOST RUSSIA? How the World Entered a New Cold War by Peter Conradi)
3. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Russians do not want Navalny as next president, according to poll. The opposition politician does not enjoy huge popularity ratings in Russia, an opinion poll suggests. However, around 40 percent of the population support street protests.
4. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, 10% Russians Ready to Vote for Navalny.
5. Asia Times: M.K. Bhadrakumar, U.S. intervenes in Russian politics but Moscow shrugs it off.
7. Kenneth Rapoza, In Russia, The World’s Largest Lake Takes On The World Bank and Mongolian Power Build-Up.
8. Sarah Scoles, Russia’s Quest to Build a Space Empire-or Go Broke Trying.
9. HOMESCHOOLING NOW BOOMING – IN RUSSIA! Estimated 100,000 children taught by parents.
10. Russia has no intention of fighting US forces in Syria – senator.
11. Facebook: Sean Guillory, Since “hot takes” are so fashionable, here’s mine. (re Syria)
12. ‘Look at Syria & Yemen. Who’s next?’ – Russian Deputy Defense Minister to RT.
13. Russia International Affairs Council: Alexey Khlebnikov, Will U.S. Attack on Syria Be a Game-Changer?
14. Valdai Discussion Club: Alastair Crooke, SYRIA: AN AIRSTRIKE INSPIRED BY TV IMAGES, NOT EVIDENCE
15. Russian and Eurasian Politics: Gordon Hahn, The Syrian Chemical Attack and Trump’s Response.
16. Indian Punchline: M K Bhadrakumar, Putin leaves door ajar to engage with Trump.
17. Danielle Ryan, Trump’s Syria misadventure: If this all goes wrong, media must shoulder the blame. An utter lack of skeptical inquiry and way too much jingoistic cheerleading: Does any of this sound familiar?
18. The Nation: James Carden, Trump’s Bombing of Syria Spells the Premature End of Détente. And now, he’s become an object of praise by the US foreign policy establishment which never tires equating “seriousness” with unilateral acts of war on sovereign nations.
19. Alexander Mercouris, Here’s the 5 reasons why Donald Trump’s missile strike was a massive blunder. By launching his missile strike the President has destroyed his reputation for consistency, emboldened his enemies and dismayed his friends.
20. Valdai Discussion Club: Mary Dejevsky, BORIS’S ON-OFF TRIP TO MOSCOW (AND WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT A LOT ELSE)
21. Intefax: Anti-Russian campaign in U.S. obstructs Russian-U.S. fight against terrorism – Russian Foreign Ministry.
22. The National Interest: Jyri Raitasalo, Western Societies Shouldn’t Buy Into the Russia Hype. Growing fears about Russia’s capabilities are making it easy for the Kremlin to exploit the divided West.
23. Asia Times: Jan Krikke, The West bashes Russia while China is busy bridging the gap to Europe.
24. Rethinking Russia: Elena Ponomareva, From February to October.
25. Russia Beyond the Headlines: 5 must-read books to understand the Russian Revolution. The Russian Revolution totally reshaped society, and the writers of the day responded to it with a mixture of exhilaration, horror and hope, some changing their views over their lifetimes.
26. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Who Is to blame for the 1917 Russian Revolution? Conspiracy theories about the causes of the Russian Revolution emerged at virtually the same time that the Bolsheviks took power and have been discussed for the past century. Who caused the country’s venerable monarchy to crumble so quickly: Freemasons, the British or the Germans?
27. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Comment by the Information and Press Department on the Syrian chemical dossier.

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