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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#49
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
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1. The Unz Review: Artem Zagorodnov, Why I’m Voting for Putin. One Russian’s musings on the upcoming vote. [Text with links and graphics]
2. Sarah Lindemann-Komarova: On the Russian Presidential Campaign Trail in Siberia Part Two: Putin, Grudinin, Titov and the Meaning of Life.
3. Reuters: Kremlin Paradox-Putin Win Certain, Yet Vote Push Unprecedented.
4. New Putin Documentary is a Hit: Film Reveals New Details From Putin’s Personal Life Unknown to Public. [Video of TV news:]
5. Moscow Times: Beyond Moscow, Apathy Rules Ahead of Russia’s Presidential Election.
6. Bear Market Brief: Name in the News. Ella Pamfilova.
7. Russia will respond over Skripal case only after official request from UK – Lavrov.
8. Wall Street Journal: U.K. to Expel 23 Russian Diplomats Over Poisoning of Ex-Spy.Move, in response to poisoning of ex-spy, is Britain’s single biggest expulsion for more than 30 years.
9. TASS: Britain’s PM rolls out tough measures against Russia over ex-spy scandal.
10. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, IT’S BAD. (with Comments)
11. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, BUT NOT QUITE AS BAD AS I FEARED.
12. James O’Neill, The Strange Case of the Russian Spy Poisoning . Applying the principle of cui bono – who benefits? – to the case of Sergei Skripal might lead investigators away from the Kremlin as the prime suspect and towards Western intelligence agencies. [Text with links]
13. BBC Monitoring: Russia destroyed ‘all stockpiles’ of spy attack nerve agent.
14. Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media: Doubts about “Novichoks”
15. Interfax: Origin of toxic substance cannot be identified by analyzing its composition – expert.
16. New Scientist (UK): What are Novichok nerve agents and did Russia do it? [Text with links]
17. Russian International Affairs Council/The Daily Telegraph: Andrey Kortunov, What Сan Britain Do in Response to Russian Nerve Attack?
18. No British outlet will work in Russia if London shuts down RT – Foreign Ministry.
19. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Russian pundits say UK special services may be behind Skripal poisoning.
20. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Russia’s Technological Backwardness. (excerpt) [Full text]
21. Reuters: Exclusive-Gazprom to Cut Hundreds of Traders as Kremlin Retreats From West.
22. Dmitry Medvedev meets with Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller.
23. Interfax: Kremlin doubts appointment of new state sec can lead to further deterioration of Russia-U.S. relations.
24. Valdai Discussion Club: Robert Legvold, REX TILLERSON IS FIRED. WHITHER US FOREIGN POLICY?
25. ‘US-Russia relations may get a lot worse with Pompeo as Secretary of State’
26. Atlantic Council: Q&A: Tillerson Out, Pompeo In. What Does It Mean for Russia and Ukraine?
27. BREAKING: Army Issues Warning to US – DO NOT ATTACK OUR TROOPS, We WILL Respond. [Video of TV news:]
28. TASS: Media: Will the US risk a strike against Damascus?
30. Mikhail Gorbachev, The U.S. and Russia Must Stop the Race to Nuclear War.
31. Interfax: West’s Ukrainian scenario of govt overthrow won’t happen in Russia – Volodin.
32. PONARS Eurasia: Yuriy Matsiyevsky, Ukraine’s Regime Is Less Stable than It Was under Yanukovych: A Third Year Comparison. (excerpt)
33. The Guardian: Ukraine’s National Militia: ‘We’re not neo-Nazis, we just want to make our country better’
34. Washington Post: Nelson W. Cunningham, A Mueller report may never see the light of day.
35. Wall Street Journal: Benjamin Haddad, ‘Blame Russia’ Is Getting Old. Western voters want policy solutions, not conspiracy theories.
36. Russia Beyond: What connected Stephen Hawking to Russia?
37. Washington Post: Daniel Triesman, How Putin’s regime is both authoritarian and incompetent.

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