Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Johnson's Russia List

IERES is pleased to welcome Johnson's Russia List (JRL) to its growing list of sponsored programs. JRL is a well-known, internet-based newsletter of daily news, analysis, and opinion about Russia from sources both within and outside the country. JRL has been compiled by David Johnson since 1996. JRL is considered a "must read" source for thousands of students, teachers, scholars, activists, community leaders, government officials, and top-tier journalists. JRL is also distributed widely in Russia and other post-Soviet Eurasian states among citizens, experts, and leaders who have found it a vital resource, both for gaining a sense of how Russia is perceived abroad as well as an understanding of what is happening inside their own country.

To sign up for the daily newsletter, send your email address to: Many news items included in JRL's daily newsletter are also available on the web at, as well as Twitter and Facebook.

JRL currently receives support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and individual gifts.

How to support Johnson's Russia List

» Donate online directly by going to the George Washington University's donation page. Under GW Affiliation select "IERES Johnson's Russia List (JRL)."

» You can make a credit card contribution by contacting Jessica Leong, Development Operations Manager, at (202) 994-5244. If she is not available, you may leave a message with your credit card information, amount of contribution, full address, and telephone number. You can also contact her at You will receive confirmation of your donation in the mail.

» Send a check, payable to The George Washington University, with IERES - JRL specified in the memo line, to:

ATTN: Jessica Leong
Development Operations Manager
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW, Suite 401
Washington, D.C. 20052




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