RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2018-110 :: Monday, 18 June 2018

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1. Washington Post editorial: Don’t let the World Cup mask Russia’s vast corruption. Enjoy the soccer, but remember Putin’s crimes.
2. CNN.com: Mattis slams Russia, says Putin ‘attempts to undermine America’s moral authority’
3. RFE/RL: U.S. Warns Of ‘Terrorism’ Risk During World Cup In Russia.
4. www.rt.com: Interest in football soars across Russia after national team’s record victory – survey.
5. TASS: Russia’s squad fulfills its training plan for World Cup match with Egypt.
6. The Unz Review: C.J. Hopkins, Awaiting the Putin-Nazi Apocalypse. [Text with links http://www.unz.com/article/awaiting-the-putin-nazi-apocalypse/]
7. Russia Insider: Putin Is Surrounded by Liberals’ – an Interview with Alexander Dugin.
8. TASS: Kremlin finds it too early to talk about Putin’s position on pension reform.
9. TASS: Raising retirement age can affect acceleration of economic growth – Central Bank.
10. Moscow Times: Live Longer, Work Longer, Says Russian Government. But the plan to raise the pension age won’t go down well with most Russians.
11. Facebook: Bryan MacDonald, Pension Reform and the BBC.
12. Meduza: Russia is raising its retirement age. How and why?
13. Intellinews.com: Hundreds demonstrated in Russia’s Novosibirsk against government decision to raise retirement ages.
14. Bear Market Brief: Russia eyes big oil production increase with OPEC.
15. www.rt.com: Russia holds less US debt than Bermuda after dumping half its holdings.
16. The National Interest: Ted Galen Carpenter, Is NATO Pushing Russia Towards Retaliation?
17. New York Times: David Sanger, Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on the Offensive, Increasing the Risk of Conflict.
18. Russian International Affairs Council: Natalia Viakhireva (Evtikhevich), The Nuclear Risk Paradox. [Text with links: russiancouncil.ru/en/analytics-and-comments/analytics/the-nuclear-risk-paradox/]
19. TASS: Kommersant: Putin, Trump likely to meet in July.
20. Washington Post: After forging new ties with North Korea, Trump administration turns to Russia.
21. http://usforeignpolicy.blogs.lalibre.be: Gilbert Doctorow, Rethinking What a Trump-Putin Summit May Achieve and Why. [usforeignpolicy.blogs.lalibre.be/archive/2018/06/17/rethinking-what-a-trump-putin-summit-may-achieve-and-why-1167870.html]
22. Nikkei Asian Review: Fyodor Lukyanov, Russia can be the honest broker in Korean diplomacy. Only joint efforts with US, China, North and South Korea will bring a lasting deal.
23. Russia in Global Affairs: Fyodor Lukyanov, Variables and Constants. (re new issue of Russia in Global Affairs) [Text with links: eng.globalaffairs.ru/number/Variables-and-Constants-19605]
24. New York Times: At Site of U.K. Poisoning, Doubts About Case Creep In.
25. www.rt.com: Russian corporations ditching London for Moscow amid expanding sanctions.
26. Consortiumnews.com: Alexander Mercouris, Letter From Britain: An Establishment Blinded By Russophobia. (excerpt) [Full text with links: consortiumnews.com/2018/06/15/letter-from-britain-an-establishment-blinded-by-russophobia/]
27. Los Angeles World Affairs Council: Michael McFaul on Putin the Intimidator.
28. Washington Post: Andrew Foxall, Russia used to see itself as part of Europe. Here’s why that changed.
29. Foreign Affairs: Michael Kimmage, The People’s Authoritarian. How Russian Society Created Putin.
30. The New Yorker: Keith Gessen, Why Did I Teach My Son to Speak Russian? When bilingualism isn’t obviously valuable, you have to decide what you think of the language.
31. Correction re Intellinews.com: Mark Galeotti, Putin builds a Presidential Administration fit for stagnation.

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