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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#2 :: Thursday, 3 January 2018
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1. Meduza: Russian news agency says ‘U.S. spy’ recently arrested in Moscow was caught ‘red-handed’ [meduza.io/en/news/2019/01/03/russian-news-agency-says-u-s-spy-recently-arrested-in-moscow-was-caught-red-handed]
2. The National Interest: Anatol Lieven, Western Nations Are Repeating the Mistakes of 1914. In their enthusiasm for a new cold war against China and Russia, the Western establishments of today are making a mistake comparable to that of their forebears of 1914.
3. AFP: Goodbye Stalin: Moscow metro sheds Soviet look in bold new stations.
4. Meduza: The very best Russia journalism in 2018.
5. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Russian commentary highlights lack of competitive politics. (Dmitry Agranovsky)
6. Moscow Times: Real Incomes ‘Barely Budged’ in 2018, Chief Auditor Says.
7. Moscow Times: Russia Disbands the Concept of ‘Dacha’
8. Vedomosti: Russian daily says society wants ‘more peaceful foreign policy’
9. Vedomosti: Russian commentator weighs up impact of US sanctions. (Sergei Dubinin)
10. Brookings: Steven Pifer, Is there a glimmer of hope for the INF Treaty?
11. www.rt.com: Did Trump endorse Soviet intervention in Afghanistan…or disavow US backing of jihad there? [rt.com/news/447968-trump-afghanistan-soviet-jihad/]
12. Valdai Discussion Club: Dmitry Poletaev, From Mistrust to Solidarity or More Mistrust? Russia’s Migration Experience in the International Context
13. Russia Beyond: 7 Russian books translated into English in 2018 you need to read [rbth.com/arts/329823-english-translations-russian-literature]
14. Foreignaffairs.com: Peter Harrell, How to Hit Russia Where It Hurts. A Long-Term Strategy to Ramp Up Economic Pressure.
15. Alexander Domrin: RE: 2019#1 (#4 Moscowexile – On New Year’s Eve, TV channel “Rain” showed a speech made by Akhedzhakova instead of Putin)

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