Russia could join OECD in two years if politics do not get in way, official says

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(Interfax – MOSCOW, May 15, 2013) Russia could complete negotiations to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in two years if this issue is not politicized, Vladimir Tkachenko, Russia’s representative in talks to join the organization, said in an interview with Interfax. “If we’re talking about a timeframe, then technically all work could in principle be finished […]

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Russian PM against revising international laws; praises European integration

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(Interfax – May 15, 2013) Russian Prime Minister Dmitriy Medvedev believes that the basic principles of international law must not be revised even in the face of global crises, Russian Interfax news agency reported on 15 May. Speaking at the International Legal Forum in St Petersburg on the same day, Medvedev admitted that “many things that seem unshakable to us […]

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Kremlin: Obama’s desire for closer cooperation with Russia unknown in lower tiers of government

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(Interfax – MOSCOW, May 15, 2013) A Kremlin aide has claimed that proposals by U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, for cooperation between American and Russian intelligence services “haven’t been brought down to the executive level” by the White House. “These impulses, these signals from above somehow haven’t been brought down to the executive level on […]

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Obama proposes exchanging info on missile defense in letter to Putin – newspaper

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(Interfax – MOSCOW, May 15, 2013) In a letter handed to Russian President Vladimir Putin a month ago, U.S. President Barack Obama proposed concluding a legally-binding agreement on exchanging information related to missile defense to guarantee the absence of a mutual threat, Kommersant reported on Wednesday. Obama proposed “developing a legally-binding agreement on transparency, which would include exchange of information […]

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Interfax: Georgia intends to return lost territories peacefully – Ivanishvili

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(Interfax – TBILISI, May 15, 2013) Georgia will do everything to restore relations with “the big neighbor”, Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili said in an interview with Euronews TV company reported partially by local mass media outlets on Wednesday. “The current state of the relations between Georgia and Russia is not in anybody’s interests. Georgia lost 20% of its territory […]

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Russia: No NGOs Have Registered As ‘Foreign Agents’

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(RIA Novosti – May 15, 2013) None of the NGOs financed from abroad and involved in political activities have fulfilled their obligations under the law that requires them to register as “foreign agents”, RIA Novosti new agency quoted the deputy director of the Justice Ministry’s department for NGO issues, Tatyana Vagina, as saying in the State Duma on 15 May. […]

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Putin’s Regime Resembles Brezhnev’s but Russian Society isn’t Soviet Anymore, Gudkov Says

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(Window on Eurasia – Paul Goble – Staunton, May 16, 2013) The way in which media controlled by the Russian government have played up the recent spy case makes one feel that the country has “returned to the 1980s model of the USSR,” an Russian opposition figure says, but the briefest of reflections leads to the conclusion that the regime […]

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Most Russian Regions to Opt for Governor Polls – Putin

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(RIA Novosti – BOCHAROV RUCHEI (Sochi), May 16, 2013) Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the majority of Russian regions is likely to choose their leaders by direct popular vote. The return of direct gubernatorial elections, scrapped in 2005, was signed into law last year in the aftermath of a wave of anti-Kremlin protests. Earlier this year, Putin […]

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Sacred beliefs: The painful legacy of WWII is made up of questions that cannot be answered

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(Moscow News – themoscownews.com – Anna Arutunyan – May 13, 2013) Anna Arutunyan is a correspondent and editor at themoscownews.com The tanks and the Topol-M missile had all passed, the booming, Soviet-era voice of the announcer was quiet, the 11,000 uniformed servicemen were at ease, and the little boy standing on the curb of the Red Square suddenly spoke up. […]

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Putin Gets Helicopter Landing Pad at Kremlin

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(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – Natalya Krainova – May 16, 2013) President Vladimir Putin will soon start arriving at the Kremlin by helicopter in an attempt to appease drivers who blame his motorcade for creating traffic jams. Builders have completed construction of a landing pad for Mi-8 helicopters on the Kremlin grounds, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists Thursday. Asked […]

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Independent pollster reports falls in Putin, government, ruling party ratings

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(Interfax – May 15, 2013) A poll conducted by Russia’s leading independent polling organization, the Levada Centre, has revealed a drop in the approval ratings of President Vladimir Putin, the federal government and the ruling One Russia (United Russia) party, privately-owned Russian news agency Interfax reported on 15 May. The results of the poll, conducted between 19 and 23 April […]

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Moscow Weather Sets Another Temperature Record

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(RIA Novosti – MOSCOW, May 15, 2013) ­ The spring weather in Moscow broke the temperature record for the second day running on Wednesday, hitting 28.8 degrees Celsius (83.8 degrees Fahrenheit), Meteonovosti weather website reported on Wednesday. “For the second day in a row, Moscow has set a record high. The previous maximum temperature for May 15, registered in 1946, […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#87 :: 13 May 2013

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[check back for updates, including additional links; links also posted to facebook and twitter] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#87 :: 13 May 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#86 – 10 May 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#86 :: 10 May 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Reuters: Russia’s Putin looks isolated in new Kremlin term. 2. […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#85 – 8 May 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#85 :: 8 May 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. ITAR-TASS: Most Russians positive about first year of Putin’s third […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#84 – 3 May 2013

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[check back for updates, including links; links also posted to twitter and facebook] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#84 :: 3 May 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#83 – 2 May 2013

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[check back for updates, including links; links also posted to twitter and facebook] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#82 :: 1 May 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#82 – 1 May 2013

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[check back for updates, including links; links also posted to twitter and facebook] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#82 :: 1 May 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#81 – 30 April 2013

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[check back for updates, including links; links also posted to twitter and facebook] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#81 :: 30 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#80 – 29 April 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#80 :: 29 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. ITAR-TASS: 77% of Russians say they are happy. 2. Moscow […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#79 – 26 April 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#79 :: 26 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Moscow Times: In Marathon Show, Putin Pledges to Stay the […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#78 – 25 April 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#78 :: 25 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. RIA Novosti: Putin Sets New Q&A Session Record 2. Reuters: […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#77 – 24 April 2013

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[check back for updates, including more links; links also posted to facebook and twitter] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#77 :: 24 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#76 – 23 April 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#76 :: 23 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php TSARNAEV 1. Reuters: Special Report: The radicalization of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. 2. Moscow […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#75 – 22 April 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#75 :: 22 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php 1. Reuters: Hospitalized suspect in Boston bombings awaits charges. 2. Bloomberg: Bombing […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#74 – 20 April 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#72 :: 18 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php 1. Reuters: Russia, U.S. to step up counter-terrorism cooperation: Kremlin. 2. Interfax: […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#73 – 19 April 2013

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[check back for updates, including more live links] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#73 :: 19 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Moscow TImes: […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#72 – 18 April 2013

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[check back for updates, including more live links] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#72 :: 18 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Moscow Times: […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#71 – 17 April 2013

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[check back for updates, including more live links] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#71 :: 17 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Moscow Times: […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#70 – 16 April 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#70 :: 16 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Moscow Times: Putin Offers to Assist in Boston Bombing Probe. […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#69 – 15 April 2013

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[check back for updates including active links] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#69 :: 15 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. ITAR-TASS: Putin’s press […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#68 – 12 April 2013

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[check back for updates including active links] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#68 :: 12 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Moscow Times: Over […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#67 – 11 April 2013

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[check back for updates including active links] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#67 :: 11 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. RIA Novosti: Most […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#66 – 10 April 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#66 :: 10 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net A project of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs: www.ieres.org JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Interfax: Life expectancy in Moscow surpasses certain EU states – […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#65 – 9 April 2013

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[check back for updates including active links] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#65 :: 9 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Moscow Times: Corruption Market Estimated at a Whopping $300Bln. 2. ITAR-TASS: Medvedev approves state program Justice. 3. Interfax: Income declarations of Putin, his administration to be […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#64 – 8 April 2013

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[check back for updates including active links] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#64 :: 8 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Moscow News: New poll reveals lack of community in Moscow. 2. ITAR-TASS: RUSSIAN PRESS REVIEW. Political analysts discuss ideology and political preferences of the Russian society. […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#63 – 5 April 2013

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[check back for updates including active links] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#63 :: 5 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. RIA Novosti: Russia Will Not Stray From Democracy’s Path – Putin. 2. Kremlin.ru: Interview to the German ARD. 3. Business New Europe: Russia middleclass grows, alongside […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#62 – 4 April 2013

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[check back for updates including active links] Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#62 :: 4 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Interfax: More Russians interested in politics – public opinion poll. 2. ITAR-TASS: RUSSIAN PRESS REVIEW. Russia needs new social contract, believe liberal experts. 3. Paul Goble: […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#61 – 3 April 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#61 :: 3 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Moscow Times/BBC Monitoring: What the Papers Say, Apr. 3, 2013. 2. National Public Radio: Once Championed By Putin, Medvedev Falls Precipitously Out Of Favor. 3. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, Is Putin trading […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#60 – 2 April 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#60 :: 2 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Moscow Times: Snowstorm a Cruel Joke for Muscovites on April Fools’ Day. 2. Interfax: Global warming will soon make white bears extinct – expert. 3. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Should Russia fear climate […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#59 – 1 April 2013 (updated with links)

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#59 :: 1 April 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. New York Times: Russians Selectively Blocking Internet. 2. Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Medvedev Redefines Conservatism in Speech to United Russia. 3. The Voice of Russia: Medvedev’s Press Secretary Gives Wide-Ranging Interview. 4. Moscow Times/BBC Monitoring: […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#55 – 26 March 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#54 :: 25 March 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Moscow Times: Most Russians Suspicious of Wealth, Survey Shows. 2. Interfax: Russian lawmakers are richer than ministers – poll. 3. ITAR-TASS: PM adopts long-term forecast of Russia’s socioeconomic development up to 2030. 4. […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#54 – 25 March 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#54 :: 25 March 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Moscow Times: Berezovsky, Putin and an Absence of Respect. 2. Reuters: No radiation at Berezovsky home, no sign of outside role in death. 3. Interfax: Berezovsky dreamt of being buried near Moscow region […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#40 – 27 February 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#40 :: 27 February 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Der Spiegel: Mikhail’s Milieu. Gorbachev Memoir Shows World of Love and Deceit. 2. www.russiatoday.com: Russia to become developed state in 7 years – report. 3. Moscow Times: Samuel Greene, The Question Isn’t Who […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#39 – 26 February 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#39 :: 26 February 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Moscow News: Putin still seen best for presidency, though rating falls. 2. ITAR-TASS: RUSSIAN PRESS REVIEW. Russians prefer Shoigu to Medvedev. 3. Forbes.com: Mark Adomanis, Did Russia’s Infant Mortality Rate Just Skyrocket? 4. […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#38 – 25 February 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#38 :: 25 February 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Wall Street Journal: Russia Signs Anti-Smoking Law. 2. Government.ru: Dmitry Medvedev’s interview with the Brazilian newspaper O Globo. 3. Governent.ru: Dmitry Medvedev’s interview with Prensa Latina news agency, Cuba. 4. Washington Post: In […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#37 – 22 February 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#37 :: 22 February 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Scientific American: Siberian Caves Reveal Advancing Permafrost Thaw. Melting of significant portions of Arctic permafrost could accelerate climate change into a catastrophe. 2. Interfax: Medvedev says Russia is not autocracy. 3. Interfax: Chelyabinsk […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#36 – 21 February 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#36 :: 21 February 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Moscow Times: Irina Ratushinskaya, What to Do If Something Explodes in Russia. 2. Izvestia: Rogozin Warns Prime Minister of Asteroid Threat. 3. Interfax: Situation with orphans in Russia is more important than debate […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#22 – 1 February 2013

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Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#22 :: 1 February 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. ITAR-TASS: RUSSIAN PRESS REVIEW. Dmitry Medvedev unveils government’s plans until 2018. 2. ITAR-TASS: RUSSIAN PRESS REVIEW. Most Russians value Vladimir Putin for his experience. 3. Vedomosti: Putin Plans Institutional Revolution in Russia. 4. […]

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JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2013-#21 – 31 January 2013

Map of Russia

Johnson’s Russia List :: 2013-#21 :: 31 January 2013 E-Mail: davidjohnson@starpower.net JRL homepage: www.russialist.org JRL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/russialist JRL on Twitter: www.twitter.com/JohnsonRussiaLi Support JRL: http://russialist.org/funding.php POLITICS 1. Interfax: Important to maintain demographic trend, ensure Russian population growth to 145 mln by 2025 – Medvedev. 2. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Russia adopts major bill to ban smoking in public places. 3. […]

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