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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#190 :: Tuesday, 30 October 2018
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1. Russians Are Turning Their Backs On Vodka.
2. Russian and Eurasian Politics: Gordon Hahn, Once More About ‘Putin’s Rehabilitation of Stalin’
3. TASS: Russia honors victims of political repression. []
4. Paul Goble: GULAG was Not Something Far Away in Siberia: It was All Around Even in Moscow.
5. Russia in Global Affairs: Fyodor Lukyanov, A Funfair Never Before Seen []
6. Russian finance minister rules out progressive income tax.
7. Russian Arctic sea route shipping more than quadruples in 5 years.
8. Chris Weafer, Mapping the consequences of inevitable sanctions on Russia.
9. Peter Volkmar, Trump’s Sanctions On Iran Just Handed A Big Victory To Russia.
10. Paul Goble: Xenophobia among Russians Higher Now than in 1991 but Directed at Different Targets, Levada Center Polls Show.
10a. Meeting of the Council for Interethnic Relations.
11. PONARS Eurasia: Lauren McCarthy and Noah Buckley, Do Russians Trust their Police? Reform Must Start from the Top. (excerpt)
12. Riddle: Vladislav Inozemtsev, Who Can Be Happy in Russia? An ambitious round of social welfare spending and greater worker protections are the Kremlin’s only refuge from voter dismay.
13. Russia in Global Affairs: A Rapidly Changing Reality. The Nature of the World Order and Crisis through the Eyes of Leading Experts in International Relations. (excerpts)
14. Valdai Discussion Club: Russia-NATO: No Light at the End of the Tunnel.
15. Financial Times: Russia-Saudi Arabia rapprochement reshapes more than the oil market. Oil partnership opens way to arms deals and expanded Mideast role for Putin.
16. Russia Insider: Kevork Almasian, Russia Pretends All Is Well in Syria but Country Is Headed for De Facto Partition. Moscow is putting a brave face on the Idlib agreement with Turkey but so far the result has been negative for Syria. []
17. Washington Post: Michael McFaul, Trump is pulling out of one of the most successful arms-control treaties ever.
18. Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Moscow. Kremlin. Putin TV programme Moscow, October 25, 2018. (excerpt)
19. The Nation: Aaron Mate, With Just Days to the Midterms, Russiagate Is MIA. And that’s a good thing.
20. Samantha Vinograd, Putin is winning, and he knows it. (excerpt)
21. TASS: Izvestia: Russia thwarts NATO’s planned drills in the Sea of Azov.
22. Carnegie Moscow Center: Kirill Krivosheev, The Lessons of the Donbas Election Campaigns.
23. Moscow Times: Charles North, Russia’s Roadmap to Exiting Ukraine . When Russia realizes its approach in Ukraine has failed, here’s how it can get out.
24. Sputnik: Judge: Mueller Faces ‘Heavy Burden’ to Prove Criminality of Russian Troll Farm.
25. The Blog Mire: Rob Slane, The Achilles Heel of the Door Handle Theory. (re Skripals)

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