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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#71
Wednesday, 12 April 2017

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1. Washington Post editorial: The White House is getting smarter on Russia – but still has a lot to learn.
2. The Nation: Sarah Lindemann-Komarova, An American Dream Fulfilled. While the United States government was secretly preparing to bomb Syria, I was in my Siberian university classroom.
3. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Russian Nationalism 101.
4. Interfax: Usmanov denies Navalny’s allegation of illegal transfer of mansion, land to SotsGosProyekt Foundation.
5. Moscow Times: Russian Billionaire Says Alexei Navalny ‘Crossed a Red Line’
6. TASS: Russian businessman Usmanov rejects opposition activist Navalny’s bribe charges.
7. Financial Times: Power brokers in the Kremlin jostle to succeed Putin. President’s authoritarianism has barred the rise of any challenger.
8. Vedomosti: Russian daily views proposals to boost turnout in 2018.
9. Interview to Mir broadcasting company.
10. Putin: Trust between US & Russia degrading under Trump.
11. ‘Nodding like bobbleheads’: Putin slams NATO’s support for US violation of intl law in Syria.
12. Press statements following a meeting with President of Italy Sergio Mattarella. (excerpt re Syria)
13. TASS: Putin says chemical weapons incident in Syria’s Idlib could be a provocation.
14. Putin vows to prevent ‘color revolutions’ for Russia and its Eurasian allies.
15. Russia Beyond the Headlines/Vzglyad: ‘Chi-merica will not happen.’ “The Americans see China as their main competitor. Although today their aggression is directed towards Russia, their objective fight is with China, with its world expansion,” believes Russian Presidential Advisor Sergei Glaziev. Moreover, he says Trump’s decision to conduct an airstrike on Syria was “addressed” to Russia.
16. Kudrin Names Impediments to Economic Growth.
17. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, EVIDENCE NOT NEEDED. (re Brexit and Russia)
19. The National Interest: Nikolas Gvosdev, Trump and Putin Hit the First Bump in the Road-and It’s Called Syria. Does the Tillerson visit to Moscow represent the end of Trump’s initial approach to Russia?
20. Syrian govt has no chemical weapons, ‘absolutely no need to use it’ – Russian MoD.
21. Gilbert Doctorow, Russia’s Disdain for Tillerson and Trump, With Russia’s hopes for détente with President Trump dashed by his missile strike on Syria, the Kremlin looks askance at visiting Secretary of State Tillerson who it feels played the Colin Powell role for his boss.
22. Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, Trump Should Rethink Syria Escalation.ef
23. New York Times: Trump’s Shift on Russia Brings Geopolitical Whiplash.
24. New anti-Russia sanctions rejected: ‘US & UK cannot dictate to other G7 members.’ (interview with Martin McCauley)
25. Fort Russ: Colonel Cassad, Tillerson’s Ultimatum and the New Cold War: Why Russia won’t Surrender Syria.
26. Vineyard of the Saker: The Saker, A multi-level analysis of the US cruise missile attack on Syria and its consequences. (excerpt)
28. Center on Global Interests: Katherine Baughman, STARTs and Stops: The Precarious State of U.S.-Russia Arms Control. The U.S.-Russia nuclear arms control establishment must be upheld to preclude a major reversion with severe consequences.

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