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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#201 :: Friday, 16 November 2018
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1. Russia Matters: Paul Saunders, After US Midterms, Dialogue With Russia May Become Easier, Not Harder.
2. Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Pundit says Trump has ‘little interest’ in Russia. (Fyodor Lukyanov)
3. TASS: Izvestia: Recent survey reveals social optimism in Russia on the decline.
4. TASS: Russian businessmen can choose to attend Davos forum on their own, says Putin.
5. Answers to Russian journalists’ questions. At the end of his three-day state visit to Singapore, Vladimir Putin answered questions from the Russian media.
6. Moscow ranks 6th in World Best Cities report.
7. Paul Goble: For Russian Authorities, Reforming is Risky; Not Reforming Even More So, Gontmakher Says.
8. Russian legislators set to ease controversial anti-extremism law.
10. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, A Dissident Wins a Bittersweet Victory Over Putin. Europe’s rights court condemned the Kremlin’s persecution of Alexei Navalny, but the ruling could push Russia further away from the West.
11. Paul Goble: Russian Educational System Threatened by Privatization, Underfunding.
12. Russia’s Most Powerful Oilman: We’re Fine With Any Oil Price.
13. Bloomberg: Where Is Russia’s Amazon?
14. Western sanctions against Russia: decision year in 2019 or 2029?
15. Bloomberg: Here’s One Measure That Shows Sanctions on Russia are Working.
16. US continues imports of Russian gas which it insists Europe should stop buying.
17. TASS: Lavrov points to US attempts to impede Russia’s social, economic development.
18. Valdai Discussion Club: Andrew Futter, Why We Must Prohibit Cyberattacks on Nuclear Systems: The Case for Pre-Emptive US-Russia Arms Control.
19. Valdai Discussion Club: Danila Bochkarev, Oil Market Still Shaped by OPEC, but Its Role Is No Longer Central.
20. Russian International Affairs Council: Natalia Viakhireva, What Remains of the Relationship between Russia and the European Union. []
21. Washington Post: Jonathan Hillman, China and Russia’s awkward romance.
22. Lorenzo Vita, Russia’s game in Libya.
23. TASS: Kiev seeks to egg on Russia into clampdown on Ukraine by detaining ships, senator says.
24. RFE/RL: Azov, Ukraine’s Most Prominent Ultranationalist Group, Sets Its Sights on U.S., Europe.
25. Ivan Katchanovski: Shooting of Maidan Protesters from Maidan-Controlled Locations: Video Appendix C (2018)
26. Kiev’s push to split from Russian Orthodox Church will boost ‘nationalism’ & ‘chaos’ in Ukraine. []
27. Interfax-Ukraine: IMF, World Bank see little progress in fight against corruption in Ukraine.
28. Awful Avalanche: “Have we frozen yet?” Ukrainian cities are dying – Part II. []
29. NYT series about Moscow’s plot to ‘tear West apart’ is a jewel of psychological projection (VIDEO) []
30. New York Times: 3 Days Stranded in Siberia? Flight Delays Don’t Come Much Worse Than This.
31. Wall Street Journal: Kimberley Strassel, Doubling Down on Mueller. What will Democrats (and Jeff Flake) do if the probe finds no collusion evidence?
32. Finian Cunningham, US Midterms Expose Russia Hacker Myth. []
33. The Times (London): Walter Laqueur obituary. Influential but pessimistic historian who tried to find answers to the Holocaust and was among the first scholars to study terrorism.

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