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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#4 :: Monday, 7 January 2018
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1. Interfax: Russia’s relations with West won’t ever be same again – expert. (Fyodor Lukyanov)
2. The National Interest: Thomas Graham, U.S.-Russian Relations in a New Era. Washington and Moscow are on the verge of a confrontation that has not been seen since the early 1980s.
3. Valdai Discussion Club: Ivan Timofeev, Political Multipolarity vs. Economic Unipolarity: 2018 Results and 2019 Intrigues. [valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/political-multipolarity-vs/]
4. Vedomosti: Russian daily reviews 2018 political, economic results.
5. NYU Jordan Center: Christopher Tremoglie, Russian Christmas Comes But Once a Year.
6. Russian and Eurasian Politics: Gordon Hahn, Russia’s Quiet Revolution – Update 2018.
7. TASS: Russian PM green-lights implementation plan for strategy of national policy through 2022.
8. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, Not back in the USSR: Russia’s battle over rap highlights cultural shifts. A crackdown on Russian rappers may look like a continuation of Soviet-era cultural controls. But the debate it has engendered in Russian society shows that much has changed since Soviet days.
9. Bear Market Brief: Kommersant polls 2019 outlooks. (economists)
10. www.rt.com/Oilprice.com: Why Russia isn’t worried about lower oil prices.
11. Russia Insider: Tom Luongo, Decoupled From Oil and Sanctions Ruble Has Become Remarkably Stable, Good Candidate for Reserve Currency. [russia-insider.com/en/decoupled-oil-and-sanctions-ruble-has-become-remarkably-stable-good-candidate-reserve-currency]
12. Paul Goble: One Russian in Four Lacks an Indoor Toilet, One of Many Signs There are Now ‘Four Distinct Russias’
13. www.rt.com: ‘Hunt for our people goes on’: Moscow warns there’s no ‘safe place’ after US nabs Russian national.
14. AP: Accused spy Paul Whelan spent years collecting Russian contacts.
15. Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Filmmaker views Europe without Russia as ‘old museum’. (re Balkans)
16. The National Interest: Lyle Gordstein, The Russian Card on North Korea Has Yet to Be Played. Moscow may be able to perform the “diplomatic acrobatics” that Beijing and Washington cannot.
17. Wall Street Journal: New Ukrainian Church Officially Recognized, Gains Independence From Russia. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I grants the Orthodox Church of Ukraine a decree of independence.
18. Interfax: Ukraine’s chief rabbi speaks against law on renaming of Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
19. www.strategic-culture.org: Dmitry Babich, Ukraine After Martial Law: Neither Peace, Nor War. [strategic-culture.org/news/2019/01/03/ukraine-after-martial-law-neither-peace-nor-war.html]
20. Atlantic Council: John Herbst, Cheap Ways to Make Putin Pay in Ukraine.
21. Between Two Worlds-The “Art” of an American Surviving in Small Town Russia: Hal Freeman, BETWEEN TWO CHRISTMASES.
22. www.rt.com: Use Hollywood films to counter China & Russia: Integrity Initiative psyop plan exposed in new leaks. (excerpt) [rt.com/news/448211-integrity-initiative-oscars-hollywood-film/]
23. Working Group on Syria Propaganda and Media: Briefing note on the Integrity Initiative. [syriapropagandamedia.org/working-papers/briefing-note-on-the-integrity-initiative] [See also: cyberguerrilla.org/blog/operation-integrity-initiative-british-informational-war-against-all-part-4/]
24. The New Yorker: [SATIRE:] Pelosi Says She Will Skip Trump and Negotiate Directly with Putin.
25. Washington Times: The Steele dossier was planned as Hillary’s insurance policy.
26. Counterpunch.org: Chris Floyd, Don’t Speak, Memory: Resistance Apes Trump in Weaponizing Amnesia. (re Afghanistan) [counterpunch.org/2019/01/07/dont-speak-memory-resistance-apes-trump-in-weaponizing-amnesia/]

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