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Reading on Russia Roundup #27

Party Like a Russian (NYU Jordan Center)

Robbie Williams brags more than apologizes in an interview with The Sun that his newest music video, “Party Like a Russian,” dropped two days ago on September 29, might offend all 147 million people in Russia. While a portion of his lyrics seem specifically targeted at Putin—or rather, at the clownish media Franken-Putin that has taken over our airwaves and social media feeds over the past three years—much of the puerile fun of the video rests on rank ethnic stereotyping and a painfully outdated worldview.

Obama Warned to Defuse Tensions with Russia (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity)

A group of ex-U.S. intelligence officials is warning President Obama to defuse growing tensions with Russia over Syria by reining in the demonization of President Putin and asserting White House civilian control over the Pentagon.

Социальные настроения россиян: на волне позитива (VTsIOM)

Оценки ситуации заметно улучшаются, оптимизм относительно будущего постепенно растет.

МОСКВА, 3 октября 2016 г. Всероссийский центр изучения общественного мнения (ВЦИОМ) представляет данные о том, как россияне оценивают ситуацию в стране и личной жизни, чего ждут в будущем.

Свою жизненную ситуацию и обстановку в стране россияне сегодня оценивают значительно лучше, чем в начале года.

Putin Derangement Syndrome September 2016 (Patrick Armstrong)

J.T. says: Looks like I’m going to need to update the What is Putin Weaponizing? chart.

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