RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-76 :: Wednesday, 19 April 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#76
Wednesday, 19 April 2017

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2. Russia Insider: Paul Goncharoff. Under Putin, Russia’s Government Has Become More Accountable.The digital age has truly opened up what was previously a “closed shop” in Russia. When a citizen logs a complaint over his personal computer or smartphone, the complaint is systemically monitored. The civil servant cannot simply induce it to disappear or otherwise go away.
3. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, THE PARADOX OF POWER AND FEAR.
4. TASS: Russian PM expects tough presidential election campaign, warns against populism.
5. Vestnik Kavkaza: Russian Prime Minister addresses Parliament on 2016 results.
6. Government report on its performance in 2016.
7. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Putin’s silence on claims against PM should end – observer. (Mikhail Rostovsky)
8. Carnegie Moscow Center: Serafim Orekhanov, Generation YouTube: How Millennials Are Shaping Russian Politics.
9. Russian, Belarusian protest potential, Kiev example viewed. (Semen Novoprudsky)
10. Der Spiegel (Germany): German weekly interviews Russian opposition leader Navalny.
11. State Council Presidium meeting on national consumer rights protection system.
12. Financial Times: Russian agriculture sector flourishes amid sanctions. Agriculture has overtaken arms sales to become Russia’s second-biggest export sector.
13. Industrial Production Creeps Back to Life.
14. Informal Sector Biggest in 11 Years.
15. TASS: Reports on alleged abductions of gays in Chechnya not confirmed – human rights chief.
16. Bloomberg: Russia Still Migrant Magnet Even as Wages Stay Below China’s.
17. The National Interest: Robert Rabil, The Syria Crisis Has Evolved into an International Power Struggle. The prospect of an accidental military confrontation with Russia and its allies have never been greater.
18. Diplomat (Canada): Paul Robinson, Repairing Canada-Russia relations.
9. The New York Review of Books: Masha Gessen, The Real Madman.
20. Wall Street Journal: Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., Behold the Master Conspirator. Adam Schiff and Carter Page have in common cluelessness and ambition.
21. The Independent (UK): Mikhail Gorbachev warns of new Cold War with US-Russia arms race ‘in full swing.’ Former Soviet leader says world leaders becoming ‘militant’ as relations worsen.
22. History News Network: Jonathan Adelman, The Reason Russia’s such a Problem Is It’s Weak.
23. Financial Times: US conservatives keep faith with Putin despite Trump travails. Some see Russian president as natural ally on social issues.
24. Interfax: State Duma sees no need to enquire with authorities about compliance by Voice of America, Radio Liberty, CNN with Russian laws.
25. Bryan MacDonald, Vanity Fair suggests Russians are ‘hopeless primitives’ from a medieval country.
26. Robert Parry, NYT Mocks Skepticism on Syria-Sarin Claims.The New York Times and other major media have ruled out any further skepticism toward the U.S. government’s claim that Syrian President Assad dropped a sarin bomb on a town in Idlib province.
27. Martin Hellman, Trump’s Dangerous Rush to Judgment. Why Congress Should Investigate.
28. Alexander Mercouris, Detailed analysis of US white paper on Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack. The US government’s white paper fails to make a compelling case that the Syrian military was responsible for the Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack.

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