RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-70 :: Tuesday, 11 April 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#70
Tuesday, 11 April 2017

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1. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Russians are world’s biggest cat lovers.
2. New York Times: Michael Morell and Evelyn Farkas, Is Russia Testing Trump?
3. Idlib ‘chemical attack’ was false flag & more may come – Putin.
4. Podcast: Scott Horton Talks To Cybersecurity expert Jeffery Carr on Russia Hacking. (re CrowdStrike)
5. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, SELECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE AIM.
6. Financial Times (UK): Dmitri Trenin, Russia needs American help to seal the deal in Syria. After the air strikes, closer co-operation between Putin and Trump is more likely.
7. Meeting with Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov.
8. IN TRANSLATION: Number of Russian “donor regions” nearly halved over 10 years.
9. Bloomberg: Fixing Russia’s Growth for Economists Takes One Ruble at a Time.
10. TASS: Poll shows half of Russians could ‘unplug their lives’ from the Internet.
11. Carnegie Moscow Center: Tatyana Stanovaya, The Race to Be Putin’s Next Prime Minister Is Heating Up.
12. Billionaire businessman to sue Navalny for slander.
13. TASS: Celebrated Russian poet Yevtushenko buried at cemetery near Moscow.
14. The Independent (UK): Patrick Cockburn, Syria crisis: G7 leaders couldn’t change Vladimir Putin’s mind on backing Assad – even if they wanted to. Russia now relies on Syria for its new status as a great world power – and the West knows the risks of leaving a power vacuum in the Middle East.
15. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Can Russia renounce Bashar al-Assad? After the chemical attack in Syria and the subsequent U.S. bombing of a Syrian military airbase, Western countries – as well as several Middle Eastern nations – are calling on Russia to stop supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But Russian experts believe that Moscow will cease its support for Assad only in an extreme case.
16. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Tough talk on the cards as Lavrov and Tillerson prepare to meet. The U.S. Secretary of State will lay down an early marker of Washington’s stance in the Middle East and the Kremlin will probe numerous possibilities that the Lavrov-Tillerson meeting presents, despite tense environment.
17. Tillerson visits Moscow as tensions spike after US strike on Syria base.
18. New York Times: Feud Over Syria Missile Strike May Have an Upside for U.S. and Russia.
19. Sputnik: The Difficult Puzzle of Russia-US Relations.
20. Norman Solomon, Russia-Baiting Pushed Trump to Attack Syria and Increases the Risks of Nuclear Annihilation.
21. Democracy Now: A New McCarthyism: Julian Assange Accuses Democrats of Blaming Russia & WikiLeaks for Clinton Loss.
23. Valdai Discussion Club: Oleg Barabanov, BREXIT AND EUROPE’S TRUMPIST FUTURE.
24. Awful Avalanche: Will Donbass People Reunify At Last? – Part I.
25. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Ernst & Young: Ukraine Tops World Corruption Rating.
26. New York Times: Eduard Dolinsky, What Ukraine’s Jews Fear.

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