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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#191 :: Wednesday, 31 October 2018
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1. TASS: Migration to Russia exceeds one million: Influx offsets population decline.
2. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, BOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE 2018. (Russian Hybrid Warfare: Resurgence and Politicisation by Ofer Fridman)
3. TASS: Putin thanks Russia’s religions for bolstering global spiritual bonds, warns against rifts.
4. Kremlin.ru: World Congress of Compatriots.
5. TASS: Russian public’s trust in elections grew significantly in past years – expert.
6. TASS: Putin calls for end to election rigging.
7. Kremlin.ru: Meeting on 25th anniversary of Russia’s electoral system.
8. Reuters: Russia, wary of U.S. sanctions, puts saving before growth.
9. TASS: Russian millionaires keep about 70% of their savings in foreign banks, study says.
10. Moscow Times: Russia’s Human Rights Sphere Has a Female Face. Away from the public eye, women are at the forefront of the fight against human rights abuses.
11. Washington Post: Amie Ferris-Rotman, In a strange twist of fate, now it’s Russian Jews praying for American Jews.
12. Rolling Stone: Matt Taibbi, Russia’s Biggest Problem Will Soon Be Ours. How do you solve an issue like xenophobia?
13. Russia in Global Affairs: Timofey Bordachev, Revisionism of Powers in the Changing Historical Context.Why States Change Their Foreign Policy Behavior on the Global Stage. (excerpt) [eng.globalaffairs.ru/number/Revisionism-of-Powers-in-the-Changing-Historical-Context-19802]
14. www.rt.com: US-China war looming? Russia bracing for conflict? Week of warmongering predictions by top officials. [rt.com/news/442686-looming-war-predictions-officials/]
15. Wall Street Journal: NATO Exercise Sends Warning to Russia, Message to Members. Largest show of force since Cold War shows clout to Moscow, cost of security to 29 bloc members.
16. Asia Times: Michael Klare, The new global tinderbox: It’s not your mother’s Cold War.
17. TASS: Trump to listen to his cabinet’s advice before deciding on INF Treaty – Defense secretary.
18. Aviation Week: Henry Sokolski, What We Are Getting Into By Getting Out Of INF.
19. www.rt.com: Cuban crisis 2.0? Moscow eyes military bases in Cuba after US INF pullout.
20. Strategic Culture Foundation: M.K. Bhadrakumar, Istanbul Summit on Syria Was a Success but Caveats Remain. [strategic-culture.org/news/2018/10/29/istanbul-summit-on-syria-was-a-success-but-caveats-remain.html]
21. TASS: Russian Defense Ministry warns of looming false flag ‘chemical attack’ in Syria.
22. Valdai Discussion Club: Boris Dolgov, Political Tools of the Syrian Peace Process.
23. Russia Insider: Rostislav Ishchenko . Russia Will Decide the Fate of Syria Without America. “…the war in Syria was won not only against terrorists, but also against the United States” [russia-insider.com/en/russia-will-decide-fate-syria-without-america/ri25241]
24. The American Interest: Robert Hamilton, Russia’s Syria Problem. The Russians are discovering that success on the battlefield doesn’t automatically translate to achievement of political goals.
25. Russian International Affairs Council: International Conference “Strategic Visions of Russia-India Relations and Changes in World Order”
26. The Hill: Trump faces Election Day deadline on Russia.
27. AP: Russia and West Clash Over Nov. 11 Elections in East Ukraine.
28. Intellinews.com: Russia prepares tit-for-tat sanction hit on Ukraine.
29. https://washingtonsblog.com: George Eliason, 4 Years Into the War–the Outlook for Lugansk People’s Republic. [washingtonsblog.com/2018/10/4-years-into-the-war-the-outlook-for-lugansk-peoples-republic.html]
30. Russia in Global Affairs: Georgia Kasianov, Russia and Ukraine: Forever Apart? The Two Countries at Loggerheads over “Common Past.” (excerpt) [eng.globalaffairs.ru/number/Russia-and-Ukraine-Forever-Apart-19808]

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