RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2018-28 :: Thursday, 8 February 2018
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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#28
Thursday, 8 February 2018
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1. Vesti.ru: A Tale of Two Cities: Muscovite’s Reaction to Snow Vs New Yorkers. [Video with English subtitles https://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=2985143&cid=4441]
2. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, Russiagate or Intelgate? The publication of the Republican House Committee memo and reports of other documents increasingly suggest not only a “Russiagate” without Russia but also something darker: The “collusion” may not have been in the White House or the Kremlin.
3. Aspen Institute (Italy): Ivan Nechepurenko, Why Putin’s foreign policy adventures will backfire.
4. TASS: Putin calls to create powerful international research centers in Russia.
5. TASS: Poll shows 71% of Russian voters favor Putin for president.
6. TASS: Poll shows 80% voter turnout likely for upcoming presidential election.
7. Politkom.ru: Website says Putin’s delayed parliament address is key campaign event.
8. AP: Putin, 7 Rivals Register for Russia’s Presidential Race.
9. www.rt.com: ‘Alternative communist’ & ‘none of the above’ registered as Russian presidential candidates.
10. Vesti.ru: Sobchak Pulls Political Master Maneuver, Chooses to Focus Her Efforts on Campaigning in US Instead. [Video with English subtitles https://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=2985588&cid=4441]
11. www.foreignpolicy.com: Emily Tamkin, On the Campaign Trail With a Former Russian Reality Star.
12. Moscow Times: Russian Olympians’ Last Ditch Appeals to Compete in the Winter Games, Explained.
14. www.rt.com: 70% of Norwegian Olympic skiing medals won by asthmatics – Swedish documentary (excerpt) [Full text https://www.rt.com/sport/418239-norwegian-olympic-skiing-asthma-diagnosed/]
15. AP: FIFA president praises Russian World Cup preparations.
16. Bear Market Brief: An update on World Cup preparations.
17. Reuters: Youtube Found No Evidence of Russian Interference in Brexit Referendum
18. Financial Times: Simon Kuper, Russia: meddling while Europe votes. ‘Putin has found disinformation a cheaper and arguably more effective route to influence than tanks or foreign investments’
19. Sputnik: Now That the Trust is Gone: New Poll Shows Russians Certain of US Meddling.
20. Wall Street Journal editorial: More Doubts About Mr. Steele. Including an appearance by none other than Sidney Blumenthal.
21. Sic Semper Tyrannis: Did British Intelligence Try to Destroy the Trump Presidency? by Publius Tacitus (excerpt) [Full text http://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2018/02/british-intelligence-tried-to-destroy-the-trump-presidency.html#more]
22. Consortiumnews.com: Understanding Russia, Un-Demonizing Putin. Since Vladimir Putin became president of Russia in 2000, there has been a steady barrage of negative press and hostility from the West. With Putin up for reelection this year, Sharon Tennison tries to separate fact from fiction.
23. The Unz Review: The Saker, Professor Stephen F. Cohen: Rethinking Putin – A Critical Reading. [Text with links http://www.unz.com/tsaker/professor-stephen-f-cohen-rethinking-putin-a-critical-reading/]