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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#183
Friday, 19 October 2018

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1. Financial Times: Vladimir Putin uses speech to herald end of US hegemony. Russian leader shrugs off poor western relations and stresses growing eastern ties.
2. Interfax: Putin calls himself nationalist fighting for preservation of multi-national Russia.
3. From nuclear holocaust to playing hockey: Five takes from Putin’s Valdai talk.
4. Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club. (partial transcript)
6. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with RT France, Paris Match and Le Figaro.
7. Mikhail Khodarenok, Apocalypse in 2019: Is Russia-US war possible?[]
8. Russian International Affairs Council: Pavel Koshkin, Five Challenges for Modern Public Diplomacy and How to Tackle Them. []
9. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, Russia wrestles with a US-style school massacre in Crimea. In the wake of a school shooting, signs in Crimea – as in America – that society is divided between cracking down and seeking to solve underlying causes.
10. Wall Street Journal: ‘Crimea’s Columbine’: Massacre Draws Comparisons to U.S. Shootings. Death toll from college attack rises to 20, as authorities try to determine the attacker’s motive.
11. Meduza: ‘How were we supposed to know what was in his head?’ Life in Kerch, a day after a school massacre rocked the city.
12. Russia welcomes foreign banks to join its money transfer alternative to SWIFT.
13. TASS: Medvedev points to signs of global trade wars.
14. Russia & China preparing to ditch dollar for national currencies in trade – top official.
15. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, SOME OTHER RUSSIAN ISMS.
16. Russian and Eurasian Politics: Gordon Hahn, REPORT: Post-Soviet Language Wars in Comparative and Geopolitical Perspective, Parts 1 and 2. (excerpt)
17. Asia Times: Pepe Escobar, What sanctions on Russia and China really mean. The Pentagon may not be advocating total war against both Russia and China – as it has been interpreted in some quarters.
18. The Blog Mire: Rob Slane, Where’s Sergei? (Skripal)
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19. TASS: Izvestia: Moscow castigates human rights violations in Ukraine, Baltics.
20. The Unz Review: The Saker, The Empire Splits the Orthodox World – Possible Consequences. (excerpt) []
21. David Malaher: Re: IMF ranks Ukraine as Europe’s poorest country.
22. George Washington University: Event – November 1, 2018 – Book Launch – Understanding Russia: The Challenges of Transformation.

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