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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#16 :: Saturday, 26 January 2019
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1. Russian and Eurasian Politics: Gordon Hahn, The West’s Alienation of Russia: The Next Wave.
2. Irrussianality; Paul Robinson, BAD STATECRAFT.
3. Russian population put in its first full-year decline in a decade.
4. TASS: How Russia’s population changed over the years.
6. Russia tightens up legislation against fake news & insults directed at authorities.
7. GlobalVoices: Russia’s isolationist ‘sovereign internet’ bill worries experts and users alike.
8. Yahoo Finance: Russian business leader and Putin ally: ‘We hope this internal rift in the US heals.’ (Kirill Dmitriev)
9. Russia to work on keeping INF Treaty even if US withdraws from it – deputy FM.
10. Russia Matters: William Tobey, Pavel Zolotarev and Ulrich Kühn, The INF Quandary: Preventing a Nuclear Arms Race in Europe. Perspectives from the US, Russia and Germany.
11. Valdai Discussion Club: Sergey Veselovsky, U.S. Missile Defense Strategy.
12. Sputnik: ‘Historical Mistake’: Academic Describes How US Facilitated Sino-Russian Entente. (Glenn Diesen)
13. Russia in Global Affairs: Larisa Deriglazova, Russia and the European Union in Eulerian Circles of “Europe.” Russian Quest for Ideal Europe Beyond the EU. (excerpt)
14. TASS: Media: Moscow gambles on Maduro.
15. TASS: Expert certain Maduro can prevent US military intervention in Venezuela.
16. Valdai Discussion Club: Andrei Pyatakov, Venezuela in Turmoil: The Verbal War and the Foreign Interests.
17. Wall Street Journal: ‘These Are Our Friends’; Russians Push to Preserve North Korea Ties. Some Russian business owners and ethnic Koreans are braving U.S. ire to maintain business ties with Pyongyang.
18. Vedomosti: Pundit says Russian public should agree to Kurils handover. (Dmitri Trenin)
19. Moscow Times: Dmitry Streltsov, Why Russia and Japan Can’t Solve the Kuril Islands Dispute . A win-win solution to the territorial deadlock is currently out of the question.
20. AP: Leningrad siege survivors recall their ordeal after 75 years.
21. RFE/RL: Desperately Seeking A Postwar President In Ukraine.
22. New York Times: Huge Trove of Leaked Russian Documents Is Published by Transparency Advocates.
23. Washington Times: Edward Lozansky, At midterm, mixed results of Trump’s foreign policy. President should ignore neoconservatives and neoliberals, and present his own vision.
24. Strategic Culture Foundation: Patrick Armstrong, Integrity Initiative: Big Brother’s Minions – or Flim-Flam Artists? (excerpt) []
25. Spectator USA: Michael Tracy, BuzzFeed, ‘BOOM!’ and the Russiagate bombshell. Why it’s always worth waiting a full day before passing judgment. []
26. Washington Post: ‘Kleptocracy,’ premiering at Arena Stage, takes an inside look at Vladimir Putin’s rise to power – and into his private life.

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