JRL E-Mail Newsletter Table of Contents :: Johnson’s Russia List 2012-#226 – 21 December 2012

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Johnson’s Russia List
21 December 2012
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In this issue


1. Moscow Times: Putin Shows He’s Back in Business.
2. Interfax: Putin accuses opposition of lack of agenda.
3. RIA Novosti: Putin Focuses on Domestic Issues in ‘Tepid’ Address.
4. ITAR-TASS: RUSSIAN PRESS REVIEW. Vladimir Putin gives big news conference in tough debate with journalists.
5. Rossiiskaya Gazeta: VLADIMIR PUTIN: I AM ANSWERING YOU. President Vladimir Putin held an extensive press conference.
6. Interfax: Russians have more confidence in authorities’ ability to make their life better – poll.
7. www.russiatoday.com: Russian birth rate to rise to 1.8 million as New Year rings in
8. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Top 10 events in Russian politics in 2012.
9. Moscow Times/BBC Monitoring: What the Papers Say, Dec. 21, 2012.
10. www.russiatoday.com: Duma gives first nod on foreign property ban for state officials and their families.
11. Moscow Times: NGO First to Test Foreign Agents Registration Rule.
12. RIA Novosti: US Funding of Russian NGOs Faces Uncertain Future.
13. ITAR-TASS: RUSSIAN PRESS REVIEW. Law on NGO – foreign agents puts on verge of bankruptcy structures protecting children’s rights.
14. ITAR-TASS: RUSSIAN PRESS REVIEW. Sentence in Yukos case commuted – Khodorkovsky and Lebedev to be released in 2014.
15. Kommersant : Authorities Fail to Convince Russians of Sincerity in Fighting Corruption.
16. Washington Post: Russians still forced to pay bribes, despite corruption fight.
17. Moscow Times: Michael Bohm, Why Good News Is Bad News in Russia.


18. Interfax: Russian govt to monitor business climate quarterly.
19. Forbes.com: Mark Adomanis, Has Russia’s Capital Flight Been Seriously Exaggerated?
20. Moscow Times: Scramble for the Arctic to Dominate Environmental Agenda.


21. New York Times: Putin in Brussels for Talks With European Union.
22. Reuters: Russian anger at energy law blocks EU summit progress.
23. Valdai Discussion Club: Timofei Bordachev, Russia-EU summit: Optimistic stagnation.
24. Xinhua ‘Yearender’: China-Russia Relations Continue To Blossom in 2012.
25. RIA Novosti: Moscow Blasts West’s ‘Syria Terrorism Logic’
26. Interfax: U.S. missile defense threatens to nullify Russian nuclear potential – Putin.
27. Reuters: Russian lawmakers back adoption ban in row with U.S.
28. Moscow Times: Putin Hints He Can’t Ban U.S. Adoptions.
29. AFP: US adoption groups voice concern over Russia ban.
30. Moscow Times: Russian Students Astonished by U.S. Holiday Cheer.
31. Institute of Modern Russia: Leon Aron: “The U.S. Stance on Russia is a Major Factor of Domestic Legitimization of the Regime”


32. Kremlin.ru: News conference of Vladimir Putin. (continued/earlier part in JRL #225)