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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#14
Friday, 19 January 2018
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1. Russia Matters: Thomas Graham, Contrary to Expectations, US-Russian Relations Deteriorate Under President Trump.
2. TASS: Trump’s approach to Russia remains unchanged – source.
3. Reuters: In Russia, Trump Inauguration Euphoria Leaves Lasting Hangover.
4. TASS: US ambassador to take on icy dunk ritual to soak up Russian traditions.
5. Russian International Affairs Council: Andrey Kortunov, Russia’s Changing Relations with the West: Prospects for a New Hybrid System.
6. AP: Pentagon: China, Russia Outpace Terrorism Threat.
7. Bear Market Brief: Aaron Schwartzbaum, A look ahead at 2018.
8. Moscow Times: 73% of Russians Plan To Vote for Putin – Survey.
9. Vedomosti: Alexander Rubtsov, Why Putin needs landslide victory.
10. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Russia Elections 2018: Navalny’s Poll.
11. Interfax: Russian Constitutional Court doesn’t accept Navalny’s complaint over participation in presidential election.
12. Interfax: Tyumen city hall approves Navalny supporters’ Jan 28 rally.
13. Interfax: Moscow City Hall proposes 3 alternative venues for Jan 28 opposition rally.
14. Vedomosti: Yelena Mukhametshina, Third-round party. Alexei Navalny makes third attempt to create party. This could also be to regime’s advantage, experts believe.
15. RIA Novosti: Russian presidential hopeful Sobchak sets sights on 2021 election.
16. Institute of Modern Russia: New Times: In Anticipation of a Big Reshuffle.
17. Interfax: The young should be protected from evil without violating Internet freedom – Peskov.
18. TASS: World Bank predicts Russia able to reach global economic growth average rates.
19. The Bell: Goldman Sachs gives surprisingly good forecast for the Russian economy in 2018.
20. Gaidar Forum: Day two of 2018 Gaidar Forum: Summing up.
21. New York Times: Rising Oil Prices Buoy Russia’s Economy, Despite Sanctions.
22. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, BACKTRACKING ON RUSSIAN INFORMATION WARFARE. (with comments)
23. Vesti.ru: Russia Moves to Register Hostile Foreign Media in Tit-for-Tat Measures Against West.
24. Wall Street Journal: Why Russia’s Elite Is Nervous Over New U.S. Sanctions. Speculation centers on who will be on list due out from Washington in February-and whether Trump administration will follow through aggressively.
25. Washington Post: After a year of Trump, Russians are still waiting for the thaw.
26. Valdai Discussion Club: Pavel Sharikov, ONE YEAR OF DONALD TRUMP: LIMITED ABILITY TO RESOLVE EMERGING PROBLEMS.
27. Russia Observer: Patrick Armstrong, RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 18 JANUARY 2018.
28. RFE/RL: Kyiv Rebrands Its War In The East.
29. Vesti.ru: CARELESS ESCALATION – Will the “Donbass Reintegration” Bill Lead to War With Russia?
30. TASS: Izvestia: Russia no longer implicated for alleged role in Montenegro coup attempt.
31. Foreign Affairs: Robert D. Blackwill and Philip H. Gordon, Containing Russia, Again. An Adversary Attacked the United States-It’s Time to Respond. (excerpt)
32. House Intelligence Committee: Intel Committee Releases Glenn Simpson Testimony Transcripts.
33. Washington Post editorial: Congress has a bill to do something about Russia. It’s up to them now.
34. Wall Street Journal editorial: Transparency for Fusion and the FBI. Democrats vote to keep documents secret but Congress will see them.

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