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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#74
Friday, 14 April 2017

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1. George Washington University: Upcoming Event: 4.20.17 Russia’s Hybrid War on Georgia: 2008 and Beyond.
2. EU Observer: EU-sponsored report says Georgia started 2008 war. The initial Georgian assault was illegal and disproportionate, the study said.
3. TASS: Analyst believes US administration has no clear foreign policy strategy yet. (Valery Garbuzov)
4. Russian International Affairs Council: Pavel Sharikov, How to Make Russia-U.S. Relations Great Again?
5. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Moscow: ‘Bringing ultimatums to Russia does not work.’ U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson’s first diplomatic visit to Moscow did not result in any significant breakthrough in bilateral relations: There are currently too many differences in the two countries’ approaches to various problems. However, experts stress the importance of the fact that the two nations are at least talking to one another.
6. Russia Matters: Nikolas Gvosdev, Tillerson in Moscow: A Welcome Return to Reality.
7. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, Tillerson And Trump Hit The Pause Button On Russia Fight Over Syria.
8. Rethinking Russia: Danielle Ryan, Tillerson in Moscow: What is the Future of US-Russia Relations Under Trump?
9. The National Interest: Nikolay Pakhomov, Trump’s Syria Strike Sent Russia a Message. What Does Moscow Do Next? Renewed American commitment may convince Russia to push Assad toward a political settlement.
10. TASS: Putin earned $157,700 in 2016.
11. TASS: Russia’s PM Medvedev earned $153,000 in 2016.
12. www.bearmarketbrief.com: WEEKLY WRAP-UP.
13. TASS: Catholics, Orthodox Christians are allies, not rivals – Russian metropolitan.
14. www.opendemocracy.net: Tatyana Dvornikova and Mikhail Sokolov, “Young people in Russia today don’t have it easy.” After young people and students took to the streets, education is firmly on the agenda in Russia. An interview with Mikhail Sokolov on the threats to academic freedom and whether one of Russia’s leading universities will survive.
15. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Will Russia ever revert back to a monarchy? Most Russians who want to see a tsar in power are young city dwell ers. Modern monarchists claim the older “brainwashed” generations don’t understand because their communist schooling was negative.
16. Transitions Online: Moscow Gears Up for Giant Renewal Project. 10 percent of city residents could be forced out of Soviet-era apartments.
17. Sputnik: Over 50% of Russians Believe Authorities Can Protect Them From Terror – Poll.
18. TASS: Russia’s top diplomat says West imposes its view on global developments.
19. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at a meeting with Foreign Ministry representatives in the Russian regions, Moscow, April 13, 2017.
20. www.rt.com: ‘Highly provocative’: Lavrov says agreed with Tillerson no future US strikes on Syrian govt.
21. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, The Syria Strikes: Who Is 666D Chessing Whose Interuniversal Go Sequences? (excerpt)
22. Counterpunch.org: Uri Averny, Syria: Cui Bono?
23. www.rt.com; Bryan MacDonald, Obama flew to England to campaign but Guardian blames Putin for interfering in Brexit.
24. The Economist: RT’s RTs. Europe is trying to keep Russia from influencing its elections. France and Germany fear propaganda and espionage favouring pro-Kremlin candidates.
25. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, SECSTATE TILLERSON’S CHIEF OF STAFF MARGARET PETERLIN HAS BEEN MANAGING US CYBER WARFARE OPERATIONS AGAINST RUSSIA FOR YEARS.
26. The New Yorker: Talia Lavin, A RUSSIAN FAST-FOOD CHAIN TRIES ITS LUCK IN AMERICA.
27. Moscow Times: Bogdan Belei and Balazs Jarabik, Political Infighting Is Destabilizing Ukraine. Ukraine should prioritize domestic governance while building trust at home and credibility abroad.
28. Kyiv Post: Top Ukrainian singer in trouble after controversial interview in Russia.
29. The National Interest: Anthony D’Agostino, How the Soviet Union Thought Itself to Death. Glasnost, meant to save the USSR, wound up being its death blow.
30. Newsweek.com/Atlantic Council: Jacob Sharpe, PUTIN IS LOOKING VULNERABLE IN A CRUMBLING RUSSIA.

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