RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2018-106 :: Tuesday, 12 June 2018

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#106 :: Tuesday, 12 June 2018
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1. Russia Day reception.
2. TASS: Russia to celebrate national holiday
3. Awful Avalanche; Russian Patriotism – Sociological Survey – Part II []
4. Chatham House: The popularity paradox. Denis Volkov explains how Putin retains the loyalty of his people.
5. Bear Market Brief: Russia defends foreign agents law in Strasbourg court.
6. Financial Times: Russia stands out from EM pack as central bank weighs rate cut. Country’s trade surplus and rise in oil price have helped steady the rouble.
7. Kenneth Rapoza, Russia Tries Rebranding Itself As A Digital Economy. 
8. Bloomberg: There’s Good Reason for Russia to Worry About Expected Bad Weather.
9. Chatham House: The Russian bear market. If Putin resists reform, Alex Nice sees only anaemic growth over the coming years.
10. Transitions Online: Russia’s AIDS Epidemic Keeps Rising. Government frowns on proven methods such as needle exchanges and opiate substitution.
11. Deadspin: The World Cup Is Coming To Russia, Which Means Stray Dogs Are Being Slaughtered.
12. AP: World Cup has divisive legacy for Russia’s environment.
13. The National Interest: Paul Pillar, The Perils of Territorial Annexation.
14. TASS: Izvestia: US expert certain without Russia reliable security system in Europe impossible. (Thomas Graham)
15. TASS: Kommersant: Russia, US looking for neutral ground to hold summit.
16. Gilbert Doctorow, The US-North Korean Summit in Singapore: does it have relevance to an eventual Trump-Putin summit? []
17. Russia and the United States are not condemned to confrontation. We must now make up for lost time. Mikhail Gorbachev’s Address to Participants in the Conference Marking the 30th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s Visit and the Moscow Summit.
18. Wall Street Journal: U.S. Targets Russian Hacking Efforts With New Sanctions.
19. Meduza: Washington sanctions Russian companies with alleged ties to underwater naval shenanigans and cyber-meddling. Here’s what we know. []
20. TASS: New US sanctions will have no effect – Russia’s Foreign Ministry.
21. Interfax: State Duma doesn’t expect instant results from U.S.-N. Korean summit, stands for six-party talks.
22. Andrei Liakhov: Re: 2018-#105-Johnson’s Russia List (re The Spectator (UK) Owen Matthews)
23. Francis Boyle: Solzhenitsyn at Harvard (re JRL #105 item 31)
24. BBC: Facebook: No new evidence of Russian meddling in Brexit vote.
26. Zero Hedge: German Officials Admit “Still No Evidence” From UK That Russia Poisoned Skripals. [Text with links:]
27. New York Times: Paul Krugman, A Quisling and His Enablers. An anti-American president and the party that won’t lift a finger to stop him. []
28. Jacobin magazine: Sean Guillory, Left in a Corner. Politically isolated and facing repression, the Russian left is pondering its future.

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