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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#7
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
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1. Interfax: Two-thirds of citizens believe Russia has enemies.
2. TASS: RBC: Ukraine, North Korea can be biggest challenges for Moscow in 2018, experts say.
3. TASS: Poll shows print media down but not out among Russians.
4. Vesti.ru: Finish Line in Sight: Presidential Election in Russia Approaches Final Stages.
5. TASS: Embassy slams US attempts to exert pressure on Russia amid upcoming polls as unacceptable.
6. RIA Novosti: Russian election chief hits back at EU over Navalny ban.
7. Fort Russ: Navalny laughs off Sobchak’s chances in presidential run.
8. TASS: Bloggers bankrolled from abroad may be labeled as foreign agents.
9. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, 10 Year of Blogging. (excerpt)
10. Russia Reviewed: My most anticipated books of 2018.
11. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, To Some In Russia, Oil Chief More Feared Than Putin. (Igor Sechin)
12. Vesti.ru: These 5 Drivers Will Shape World Economy in 2018.
13. TASS: Defense chief sets sights on beefing up Russia’s nuclear triad with advanced weaponry.
14. www.rt.com: Trump’s new nuke ‘posture’: Draft allows nuclear response to conventional attack and new warheads
15. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Daily says much of defence spending is in ‘shadow’ in Russia. (Nikolai Vardul)
16. Interfax: Drones that attacked Russian military bases in Syria could have been shipped only from U.S. – Russian senator.
17. http://theduran.com: Alexander Mercouris, Drone attack on Russian bases launched from Turkish controlled area.
18. www.rt.com: Fancy Bears leak claims McLaren Report given ‘clear political order’ to exclude Russia from Olympics.
19. Kennan Institute: Brian Milakovsky, Cut Off: What Does the Economic Blockade of the Separatist Territories Mean for Ukraine?
20. Moscow Times: U.S. Orders Sputnik News Agency to Register as ‘Foreign Agent’
21. Antiwar.com: John Walsh, It Is Time for Progressives to Support the Trump-Putin Efforts at Rapprochement.
22. Valdai Discussion Club: Nobuo Shimotomai, EURASIA. RUSSIA AND ASIA AS NEW INVESTMENT PROJECTS.
23. www.strategic-culture.org: US Opens 2018 with Fake-News Bang, Suggests Russia Plotting to Cut Trans-Atlantic Internet Cables.
24. Sott.net: Everyone Is Putin’s Agent! Poroshenko and Saakashvili Each Accuse the Other of Colluding with Russia.
25. Interfax: Ukrainian Security Service questions Saakashvili for 4 hours.
26. www.thedailybeast.com: White House Official Floated Withdrawing U.S. Forces to Please Putin. A member of Trump’s National Security Council staff had a radical notion: to pare back American troops in Europe as a way to curry favor with the Kremlin.
27. www.thedailybeast.com: Trump’s Russia Ambassador: U.S.-Russia Relations ‘Done’ if Kremlin Meddles in 2018 Elections. Jon Huntsman tells a room full of lawmakers that Russia is very much on course to play a disruptive role again.
28. Newsweek.com: TRUMP-RUSSIA DOSSIER FIRM IS STILL ‘DIGGING’ UP DIRT ON THE PRESIDENT.
29. Washington Post: Ben Cardin, Never before has a president ignored such a clear national security threat. Russia’s relentless assault against democratic institutions cannot go ignored.
30. Wall Street Journal: Senate Democratic Report Alleges Russia Seeks to Undermine West. Document describes a Kremlin campaign against democratic governments in Europe and beyond; Republicans didn’t join report.

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