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Thursday, 13 September 2018

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1. Interfax: Petrov, Boshirov said in RT interview they study global market of dietary suppleme nts, vitamins.
2. RT editor-in-chief’s exclusive interview with Skripal case suspects Petrov & Boshirov. (TRANSCRIPT) []
3. UK claims men in RT interview were GRU intelligence agents despite their denial. []
4. Wall Street Journal: Russians Accused of Poisoning Ex-Spy in England Claim to Be Tourists. Men tell Kremlin-backed TV station they were in the U.K. to visit Salisbury’s famous cathedral.
5. Twitter: Craig Murray, Going to Salisbury and Stonehenge.
6. Gilbert Doctorow, RT Interview with the “suspects” in the Skripal poisoning case. []
7. The Guardian (UK): Alexey Kovalev, The Skripals were victims of Russia – but not necessarily of Putin. The Salisbury poisoning suspects’ interview may look funny. But it points to frightening inter-agency power struggles.
8. Valdai Discussion Club: Dmitry Suslov, RUSSIA AND THE UNITED STATES DON’T NEED NEW SUMMITS.
9. Moscow Times: TV Still Russia’s Biggest News Source, but Trust Plummets – Poll.
10. Paul Goble: Share of Russians Trusting TV News has Fallen from 79 Percent to 49 Percent Over Last Nine Years, Levada Center Says.
11. Meduza : Did Russia’s ruling political party really lose Sunday’s regional elections? No, but there is one place it’s no longer in control.
12. Interfax: Authorized protest against higher retirement age held in Novosibirsk.
13. Facebook: Jon Hellevig, Income inequality.
14. Bloomberg: VTB Head Warns Clients May Not Get Dollars Back If Ban Hits.
15. James Rodgers, Sanctions On Russia: The Risks For Western Business.
16. Interfax: U.S.’ reliance on sanctions reaches climax – Kosachyov.
17. Financial Times: Why China’s investment play into Russia may endure. Building a long-term relationship has big advantages for both Beijing and Moscow.
18. China Daily: Dmitri Trenin, Entente is what drives Sino-Russian ties. []
19. TASS: Putin: Russia will continue to strengthen armed forces so that they can defend sovereignty.
20. TASS: Vedomosti: Russia’s military exercise indicates Moscow will continue its foreign policy.
21. The Atlantic: Mark Galeotti, Don’t Fear the Russian Military. The week-long exercises, which kicked off yesterday, are intended as a show of might. But the country is in no position to wage a real conflict.
22. Washington Post: Dmitry Gorenburg, 5 things to know about Russia’s Vostok-2018 military exercises.
23. Interfax: Russia ready to normalize relations with U.S. but sees no reciprocal steps – Lavrov.
24. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with DPA German Press Agency, Moscow, September 13, 2018.
25. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Japan seeks Kurils rather than peace treaty.
26. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Is a US-led strike on Syria imminent?
27. Finian Cunningham, Skripal and Syria…The Imperative of Criminalizing Russia. []
28. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Daily views possibility of Russia-US clash in Syria.
29. Expert says Moscow may retaliate against US in case of attack on Idlib.
30. Carnegie Moscow Center: Arkady Dubnov, Moscow Courts the Taliban. Russia wants to be a player in Afghanistan, and that means dealing with the Taliban. But the postponement of a planned international conference in Moscow, involving a once-reviled group, shows that Russia’s influence is still limited.
31. The Unz Review: C.J. Hopkins, Putin-Nazi Paranoia. []
32. Russia Insider: William Dunkerley, Major New Movie ‘Active Measures’ Brings Rabid Anti-Russianism to the Silver Screen. Hillary and McCain have cameo roles! We can’t wait!

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