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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#147
Friday, 10 August 2018

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1. New York Times: Roslyn Sulcas, In Moscow’s Newest Park, All of Russia Comes Together.
2. Russia to treat further US sanctions as an open declaration of economic war – PM.
3. ‘No surprise if Moscow recalls ambassador’: Russia will lash out against new sanctions, say experts.
4. Bloomberg: Sanctions-Proofing Russia Helps Keep Economy Chugging Along.
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5. TASS: Vedomosti: Experts warn of economic slowdown in Russia due to new US restrictions.
6. Houston, we have a problem: Russia threatens to stop supplying engines crucial for US space program.
7. TASS: US not going to impose direct sanctions against Russia’s Aeroflot – State Department.
8. Russia may stop using US dollar for mutual payments – senator.
9. The Times (UK): Michael Binyon, Why Vladimir Putin is still so popular in Russia. Like Donald Trump, the Russian president thrives on confrontation and sanctions only improve his status.
10. Interfax: U.S. uses Skripals case to continue demonizing Russia – Foreign Ministry.
11. The Blog Mire; Rob Slane, Why Yulia Skripal’s Belief That She Was Attacked is Not Supported by the Door Handle Theory. [Text with comments]
12. Sputnik: Sanctions-Happy US Uninterested in Actual Evidence in Skripal Case.
13. Bear Market Brief: Putin to become pension reform salesman.
14. Bear Market Brief: Pension Reform.
15. Reuters: Factbox: U.S. Companies With Exposure to Russia.
16. Wall Street Journal: Russia Boosts Global Oil Supply. IEA said Russian crude and condensate production climbed to 11.21 million barrels a day.
17. Russia Beyond: Why is Russia setting up offshore zones? []
18. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: US and allies probing weak spots in Moscow-Beijing relations.
19. RFE/RL: A Landmark Caspian Agreement — And What It Resolves.
20. Interfax: Hunger striker Sentsov’s life not at risk in Russian prison – Federal Penitentiary Service.
21. Awful Avalanche: New Balkan War? – Part II. []
22. New York Times Book Review: Boris Fishman, ‘A Terrible Country’ That’s Impossible Not to Love. (re A TERRIBLE COUNTRY By Keith Gessen)
23. Wall Street Journal: Oligarch: A Term for Russia’s Elite Spurs Objections. The word, cited by the judge in the Paul Manafort trial, came into the limelight after the breakup of the Soviet Union.
24. Philip Giraldi, Butina Case: Neo-McCarthyism Engulfs America. []
25. Pavel Kozhevnikov, Cold War in the Sauna: Notes From a Russian American. []
26. Michael Maloof, Latest sanctions against Russia show Trump not in control of his administration. []
27. Ilya Budraitskis, How conservative is the Russian regime? Russia’s intensifying neoliberal policies and the accompanying conservative rhetoric are clear evidence of the prolonged crisis facing the Putin regime.

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