RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2018-47 :: Monday, 12 March 2018

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#47
Monday, 12 March 2018
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1. Russian International Affairs Council: Igor Ivanov, Putin’s Brave New World.[http://russiancouncil.ru/en/analytics-and-comments/analytics/putin-s-brave-new-world/]
2. The National Interest: Andranik Migranyan, Putin Is Not Bluffing about Confronting the West. Putin’s most recent speech had a number of revelations.
3. BBC: Life in Vladimir Putin’s Russia explained in 10 charts. [Text with charts bbc.com/news/world-europe-43210257]
4. Washington Post: Anton Troianovski, The Putin Generation. Young Russians are Vladimir Putin’s biggest fans. [Text with photos washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2018/03/09/feature/russias-young-people-are-putins-biggest-fans/?utm_term=.bb7443fa63a7]
5. AP: Putin’s Russia: From Basket Case to Resurgent Superpower.
6. AFP: Putin Is A Villain Abroad, Hero At Home. For millions of Russians, Vladimir Putin is the man who brought stability after the chaos of the 1990s, and restoring Moscow’s standing on the world stage following the humiliating collapse of the Soviet Union.
7. Economic Principals: David Warsh, Putin’s Stated Plan: A High-Tech Russian Doll. [Text with links http://www.economicprincipals.com/issues/2018.03.11/2098.html]
8. Sputnik: All You Need to Know: Putin Talks About Successor, Legacy and Main Achievement.
9. Bear Market Brief: VTsIOM projects turnout at 63-67%, Putin winning 72% of vote.
10. Sputnik: Over 90% Russians Informed About March 18 Presidential Election – Poll.
11. www.rt.com: Top senator describes forthcoming elections as most transparent in modern Russia’s history.
12. TASS: Poll shows Sobchak as most unfavorable presidential candidate.
13. Meduza: The Kremlin’s favorite TV pundits have taken their Putin ‘sclusies to social media.
14. Interfax: Films about Putin posted on social media not violations – Pamfilova.
15. www.opendemocracy.net: Dmitry Lebedev, Alexey Navalny’s election boycott reveals the symbolic matrix of Russian politics. Boycotting the Russian presidential elections is the logical extension of the opposition politician’s radical street politics.
16. Paul Goble: Protests in Russia Far More Effective than Most Suppose, Experts Say.
17. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Comprador Elites. [Text with charts and links http://www.unz.com/akarlin/comprador-elites/]
18. www.rt.com: Russian food exports to double by 2025 thanks to international sanctions.
19. TASS: Russia to become one of leaders in global agriculture in coming years – Putin.
20. Paul Goble: Global Warming Destroying Coastline, Critical Infrastructure in Russian North.
21. www.rt.com: China looking to become co-owner of Russia’s biggest oil company.
22. www.rt.com: Chinese tourism to Russia booming with record 1.5 million visitors.
23. http://theduran.com: Alexander Mercouris, China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin: partners together, now and for a further Presidential term. Meeting of China’s Parliament and Russian Presidential election ensure that the most powerful relationship between two world leaders will continue. [Text with links http://theduran.com/xi-jinping-and-vladimir-putin-partners-together/]
24. TASS: Russian expert believes Trump’s opponents may oppose possible deal between North Korea, US.
25. The Unz Review: Israel Shamir, Putin’s Missiles: Deterring an American Attack? [Text with links http://www.unz.com/ishamir/putins-weapons/]
26. The Unz Review: The Saker, Newly Revealed Russian Weapons Systems: Political Implications.
27. Valdai Discussion Club: Andrey Sushentsov, THE BASIS FOR DIALOGUE IN RUSSIAN-GEORGIAN RELATIONS.
29. Carnegie Moscow Center: Oleg Ignatov, Ukraine at a Crossroads: Scenarios for the Reintegration of Donbas. The priority now is not only a ceasefire, but also the articulation of strong political incentives for the breakaway regions to finally begin disarmament and reintegration. This is first and foremost a task for the Ukrainian authorities, who will have to overcome the taboo and establish a legal framework for reintegration.
30. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, PUTIN TAKES ITALY. [Text with links https://irrussianality.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/putin-takes-italy/]
31. Russia Matters: David Filipov, Kevin Doyle and Natasha Yefimova-Trilling, Russia and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Laying Out the Publicly Available Evidence. (excerpt) [Full text https://www.russiamatters.org/analysis/russia-and-2016-us-presidential-election-laying-out-publicly-available-evidence]
32. Jacobin: Branko Marcetic, Don’t Mourn “Democracy Promotion.” The National Endowment for Democracy is a vehicle for Putin-style foreign meddling. Yet some liberals are now bemoaning Trump’s assault on the organization.
33. Consortiumnews.com: Ray McGovern, NBC’s Clueless Boost for Putin. With the Russian president in the heat of a re-election campaign, he sat down to talk with NBC’s Megyn Kelly for an interview that enabled him to burnish his credentials to the Russian electorate.
34. The Spectator (UK): Robert Service, Britain must ‘take back control’ from Russia. Putin relies on mischief and mayhem. We need to push back.
35. Russian and Eurasian Politics: Gordon Hahn, Implications of Pew Study on “Major Threat” Perceptions Around the Globe.
36. TASS: Putin advises Britons to get things clear with Skripal’s poisoning.
37. AP: In Russia, Suspicions Over Spy’s Poisoning Point to Britain.
38. AP: Interview: Spy Would Be Dead, if Russia Wanted.
39. Off Guardian: The Skripal Case: an open thread. (see comments) [https://off-guardian.org/2018/03/11/the-skripal-case-an-open-thread/]
40. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, Five key questions at the centre of the Skripal spy assassination case.
41. Wall Street Journal: Tunku Varadarajan, Will Putin Ever Leave? Could He if He Wanted?. A Stalin biographer contemplates Russia’s weakness today, which makes its current ruler such a threat to the West. (Stephen Kotkin)

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