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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#144 :: Friday, 6 September 2019
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1. Sarah Lindemann-Komarova: Fake News or Sloppy Journalism? The Washington Post Dims the Lights of Democracy in Siberia.
2. www.rt.com: Protests are sometimes positive, give authorities a jolt, says Putin.
3. Sputnik: President Putin Expresses Doubt That Russia Needs Cyberpolice.
4. Financial Times: Russian Arctic leader warns of ‘dramatic’ climate change impact. Head of remote Yakutia region expresses concern about effects of rising temperatures.
5. Transitions Online: Russia’s $150 Billion Bet on Arctic Warming. France’s Macron slams the northern shipping route as an ecological disaster in the making, but Asian and European companies are lining up for a share of its (potential) riches.
6. AFP: Russians go to polls after summer of protests.
7. Wall Street Journal: Russia’s Opposition, Barred From Moscow Vote, Looks Elsewhere for Gains. Putin’s opponents hope a wave of dissent will carry them past a crackdown and their own discord.
8. Vedomosti: Pundits say Moscow protests unlikely to spread to regions.
9. Paul Goble: Russians Learn about Protests from State TV but No Longer Accept Official Explanations, Levada Poll Finds.
10. TASS: Russia’s Central Election Commission chief assaulted in her house outside Moscow.
11. The New Yorker: Masha Gessen, A Summer of Unprecedented Brutality in Moscow.
12. Awful Avalanche: Groundhog Day: It’s 1939 All Over Again – Part I – awfulavalanche.wordpress.com/2019/09/05/groundhog-day-its-1939-all-over-again-part-i/
13. Awful Avalanche: Groundhog Day: It’s 1939 All Over Again – Part II – awfulavalanche.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/groundhog-day-its-1939-all-over-again-part-ii/
14. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the opening of the historical and documentary exhibition, “Year 1939: The Outbreak of World War II”, Moscow, August 20, 2019. – mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/3758047
15. www.rt.com: Sergey Naryshkin, There was NO other way. The USSR’s decision to sign a nonaggression pact with Germany was based on verified intelligence reports. – rt.com/russia/official-word/467554-nonagression-pact-ussr-germany/
16. Vesti.ru: “We Want to Return to Russia!” – Putin Takes Request of Old Believer Exile to Heart, Promises Help – vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3186427&cid=4441
17. Wall Street Journal: Putin’s Pitch for Japan and India to Invest in Russia’s Far East Falls Flat. Russia’s leader had made a call for investment to revive the country’s gateway to Asia, but found few takers.
18. Asia Times: Pepe Escobar, Welcome to the Indo-Russia maritime Silk Road. Modi and Putin discuss business and joint ventures at an economic conference in the Far East.
19. Forbes.com: James Rodgers, Brexit: A Chance For Russia To Rebuild Bridges?
20. Russia Matters: Ivan Kurilla, Since Before Civil War, America Has Framed Russia in Terms of Domestic Politics.
21. TASS: Every Russian applying for US visa experiences inadequate US visa policy – diplomat.
22. www.rt.com: Putin says prisoner exchange with Kiev will be MASSIVE. Why does it matter & who may be swapped? – rt.com/news/468124-prisoner-swap-russia-ukraine-putin/
23. TASS: Putin says Moscow-Kiev relations will inevitably normalize in the future.
24. TASS: Izvestia: Ukraine’s economic recovery impossible without restoring ties with Russia, says politician.
25. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the MIC Izvestia multimedia information centre Vladivostok, September 4, 2019 – mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/3772511

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