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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#8
Monday, 9 January 2017

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Intelligence community analyzes Kremlin propaganda:

January 6, 2017

“Background to ‘Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections’: The Analytic Process and Cyber Incident Attribution”

“Annex A
“Russia — Kremlin’s TV Seeks To Influence Politics, Fuel Discontent in US”

“This annex was originally published on 11 December 2012 by the Open Source Center, now the Open Source Enterprise.” dni.gov/files/documents/ICA_2017_01.pdf

Check in with Michael McFaul here: msnbc.com/hardball/watch/trump-this-is-a-political-witch-hunt-849510979977

In this issue

1. TASS: Press Review: Russia may cut oil supplies to Belarus and US sends marines to Afghanistan.
2. Kremlin.ru: Meeting with Higher School of Economics Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov.
3. www.rt.com: Most Russians report improved standards of living, general content with life.
4. Le Monde diplomatique: Serge Halimi, All Russian puppets?
5. ABC News: ‘This Week’ Transcript: President Barack Obama. (excerpt re Russia)
6. TASS: Russian ombudsman pledges to control observance of jailed activist’s rights.
7. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Russian pundit see growing “turbulence in the system.” (Valery Solovey)
8. BBC Monitoring: Russian press reacts to US intel report on hacking.
9. Sputnik: Shocker: ‘Proof’ of Russia’s Trump Support Was Compiled During Obama’s Election.
10. Ellen Mickiewicz: RT.
10a. Wall Street Journal: Russian Media Chief Dismisses U.S. Report on Propaganda Efforts. Head of RT news channel calls American intelligence assessment on election interference ‘comedy hit of the year’
11. Russia Insider: An Open Letter to the CIA from the Head of RT, Margarita Simonyan.
12. Wall Street Journal editorial: Bonfire of the Intelligence Vanities. Putin is the winner as Washington melts down over Russian hacking.
13. TASS: Kremlin calls US intelligence report on hacker attacks ‘amateurishly emotional’
14. Transitions Online: Thousands of U.S. Troops En Route to Eastern Europe. Hundreds of tanks, fighting vehicles, and attack helicopters to be deployed in unprecedented operation.
15. www.rt.com: Neil Clark, 2016: A year of Russian bear-baiting.
16. The Guardian (UK): Evgeny Morozov, Moral panic over fake news hides the real enemy – the digital giants. Claims that Russia is behind the political shocks of 2016 ignore the corrupting influence of digital capitalism
17. Salon.com: Fernanda Eberstadt, Pussy Riot members, journalist Masha Gessen on the Putin-Trump bromance: “Shortest honeymoon in history”
18. RFE/RL: Brian Whitmore, Putin’s New Year.
19. Moscow Times: Lift Russian Sanctions for ‘Positive Developments’ in Ukraine – OSCE Chair.
20. Kyiv Post: Motyl, US political science professor, says Ukraine must let go of Crimea and Donbas.
21. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, A tale of two countries: Russia vs Ukraine in 2017.

Map of Commonwealth of Independent States, European Portion

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia