RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2015-#159 :: Monday 17 August 2015

Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2015-#159
17 August 2015

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1. Jounalitico: Danielle Ryan, Recommended reading for the BBC. [re 2008 Georgia-Russia war]
2. TASS: Lavrov: Recent events in Ukraine resemble Kiev’s preparation for hostilities.
3. Russia Direct: Pavel Koshkin, Do think tanks fall into ideological divide separating Russia, US? Given the rising tensions between Russia and the U.S., it is becoming even more difficult for think tanks in these two countries to avoid being pulled into an emotionally charged ideological debate over the Kremlin’s policy in Ukraine.
4. Los Angeles Review of Books: Adrian Bonenberger interviews Jochen Hellbeck. What Really Happened at Stalingrad?
5. Kyiv Post: Students hand professor over to security service for making pro-separatist statements.
6. Russia Insider: Patrick Armstrong, Questions a Real MH17 Report Would Answer. If it doesn’t, it’s a coverup.
7. Sarah Lindemann-Komarova: Running for Office in Siberia. A series on the District #35 Election for Novosibirsk City Council: Part II: Next Generation.
8. The Kremlin Stooge: Mark Chapman, How’s Life At The Economist? Not Grate.
9. The Nation: Sophie Pinkham, Letter From Belgorod. 70 years of victory in Russia and Ukraine.
10. UNIAN (Kyiv): Over 100 suicides among Ukrainian soldiers reported since beginning of ATO.
11. Washington Post: Letters to the Editor. Lev Golinkin, Eastern Ukraine needs help, not isolation
12. Sputnik: ‘Loss of Crimea is Good Thing’ – Director of Ukrainian TV Channel.
13. Sputnik: Ukraine Can’t Survive Winter Without Russian Gas – Minister.
14. Mark Adomanis, Time Is Not On Ukraine’s Side.
15. Sputnik: Don’t Mess With Uncle Sam: US Gov’t in Total Control of Ukraine Parliament.
16. Interfax-Ukraine: Most Ukrainians would vote for joining NATO in referendum – poll.
17. Moscow Times: Mark Adomanis, Stagnation Rearing Its Ugly Head in Russia.
18. Rolf Fretheim and Thomas Rowley, Why are we so worried about the Russian doping scandal? Fresh allegations over doping in international athletics have cast plenty of shame and doubt. They also reveal the west’s political prejudices and ignorance.
19. The Globe and Mail (Canada): RUSSIA’S BRIEF, SHINING MOMENT. Mark MacKinnon visits the unassuming city in the shadow of the Urals where, not long ago and for not very long, free expression was allowed to flourish. In fact, it was encouraged and even financed by the state. Then something happened.
20. Russian opposition seen expanding focus beyond Moscow. (Roman Larionov)
21. London School of Economics: Andrei Tsygankov, Nobody loves Russia: how western media have perpetuated the myth of Putin’s ‘neo-Soviet autocracy’
23. Foreign Policy Journal: Theodoros Papadopoulos, In A War Of Misinformation, Everybody Loses. There is a re-emergence of the dirty tactics of the Cold War, where information is weaponized and truth becomes the first casualty.
24. Gordon Hahn, WaPo’s Whopper, Russia’s Unpopularity Problem, and the Potential Threat from the West.
25. The Unz Review: The Saker, Russia Moves to Protect Her Arctic Interests.
26. The National Interest: Eugene Steinberg, Revealed: Russia’s Mighty Pivot to Africa.
27. Jounalitico: Danielle Ryan, Pentagon using spectre of war with Russia to stave off budget cuts, media complies.
28. Nancy Youssef, Pentagon Fears It’s Not Ready for a War With Putin. The U.S. military has run the numbers on a sustained fight with Moscow, and they do not look good for the American side.
29. Sic Semper Tyrannis: David Habakkuk, Re Ivan Krastev, Gleb Pavlovsky, and George Kennan.
30. The Boston Globe book review: David Shribman, ‘The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I and Revolution’ by Dominic Lieven.
31. Sputnik: Ukrainian Media ‘Burn Down 140 Passengers’ at Moscow Airport.
33. Kyiv Post: Alexei Bayer, Don’t expect Russia’s policy to change.
34. Wall Street Journal: Edward Lucas, Russian Roulette. The regime has replaced institutions with one-man rule and treats criticism as treason. But it could get even worse.
35. Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies: Assessment of the state of Russian studies in the US on behalf of ASEEES.
36. Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies: Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship Program for Russian Historical Studies.
37. Columbia University Harriman Institute: SAVE THE DATE: CATHARINE THEIMER NEPOMNYASHCHY’S MEMORIAL SERVICE. (October 2)


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Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia