RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2017-99 :: Thursday, 25 May 2017

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2017-#99
Thursday, 25 May 2017

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1. Andrei Liakhov: My answer to the “prominent Washington expert.”
2. TASS: Putin venerates St Nicholas’s relics in Cathedral of the Savior.
3. https://rusreality.com: PUTIN URGED TO BE MINDFUL OF THE FRAGILITY OF CIVIL PEACE.
4. Interfax: Spiritual bonds between people important in modern world full of dissension – Putin.
5. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Will the Russian language have a ‘real impact’ on the U.S. government? John Kerry advises American students to study the Russian language. Russian officials welcomed his suggestion but said it is difficult to recommend which books to study.
6. TASS: Russian watchdog vows messengers bill won’t mean ‘control over private correspondence’
7. www.rt.com: Russian public supports measures to limit internet anonymity – poll.
8. Sputnik: Russia to Strike Eight Organizations Off ‘Foreign Agents’ Register.
9. Carnegie Moscow Center: Alexey Makarin, The Test for Russia Is Not the 2018 Election But What Follows.
10. AP: Barred by Russian TV, Navalny creates YouTube revolution.
12. Moscow Times: Mikhail Fishman, Usmanov vs. Navalny: How an Oligarch Reignited Political Debate in Russia. A mogul confronted Navalny online. It was the first conversation between ruling elite and opposition in years.
13. TASS: Foreign businesses lack state guarantees for their investment in Russia.
14. www.rt.com: Oil prices hiccup as OPEC, Russia reportedly extend production cuts by nine months.
15. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, What Sanctions? Russia Energy Billionaire Readies Massive London IPO.
16. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Police searched world-famous theater, looking for $3.5 million. Armed agents in balaclavas, a blocked entrance, demonstrations by the theater – why was the home and office of the artistic director of Moscow’s Gogol Center searched?
17. BBC Monitoring: Russian culture grandees back beleaguered theatre director.
18. Valdai Discussion Club: Ivan Timofeev, NATO SUMMIT IN BRUSSELS: DIFFICULT WAY TO THE COALITION AGAINST ISIS.
19. TASS: Russia hopes U.S. will set up team for dialogue on cyber security.
20. RFE/RL: U.S., Russian Generals Communicating More To Avoid Mishaps In Syria.
21. http://buchanan.org: Patrick Buchanan, A Special Prosecutor for Criminal Leaks.
22. Sic Semper Tyrannis: Impeachment.
23. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, CRUISING ON THE SHIP OF STATE – DOES RUSSIAN TOURISM ABROAD SINK OR SWIM?
24. Interfax: Ukraine plans to stop rail passenger traffic with Russia on July 1 – newspaper.
25. Sputnik: Laptop’Payback’ Time: This is Who Will Retaliate to Kiev’s Ban on Russian Social Media.
26. Consortiumnews.com: Jonathan Marshall, Ukraine Factions Vie for Lobbying Edge. Though many Ukrainians live in poverty, government officials and oligarchs lavish millions on Washington insiders to buy influence, another example of how foreign lobbying can fuel a crisis.
27. Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Russian Security Secretary talks on organisation’s role. Nikolai Patrushev: On Ukraine and America, cyber attacks, Syria and the Security Council’s role in Russia’s history.
28. Reuters: Exclusive: Wannacry hits Russian postal service, exposes wider security shortcomings.
29. Atlantic Council: Geysha Gonzalez, The Obvious Mistake We Make in Fighting Russian Disinformation.

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