RUSSIA & UKRAINE: Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2015-#112 :: Monday 8 June 2015
Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2015-#112
Monday 8 June 2015
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1. Russia Beyond the Headlines: The Russian dacha: Yesterday’s gift, today’s breathing space.
2. www.rt.com: ‘Russia would attack NATO only in mad person’s dream’ – Putin.
3. International Business Times: Vladimir Putin Urges Donetsk And Luhansk To Remain Part Of Ukraine.
4. Moscow Times: Putin: ‘We Have Never Viewed Europe as a Mistress’
5. Kremlin.ru: Interview to the Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera.
6. Interfax: Peak of inflation has passed, but risks remain – Nabiullina.
7. Business New Europe: Mark Adomanis, Russia mines a richer seam. Amidst all of the doom and gloom in Russia’s economy, some of the large metals and mining companies had a surprisingly good 2014.
8. Russia Insider: Alexander Mercouris, Russia’s Recession: A Necessary Re-Balancing.
9. www.rt.com: Moscow protesters rally against budget cuts in science, education.
10. Sputnik: Undercover Agent Helped Nab Suspects in Nemtsov’s Murder – Report.
11. Ekho Moskvy (Moscow): Russian journalism experiencing “difficult period”, says liberal columnist. (Oleg Kashin)
12. Russia Direct: Sergey Markedonov, Troublesome Chechnya: A sign of Russia’s stability or weakness? The more that Ramzan Kadyrov becomes a national political figure in Russia, the more the questions will persist about Kadyrov’s and Chechnya’s special relationship with the Kremlin.
13. Moskovskiy Komsomolets: Nikita Krichevskiy: Gref, Shuvalov, and Kudrin – Contenders for the Premier’s Chair?
14. Interfax: Russians like Belarus and China, have aversion to U.S., EU and Ukraine – poll.
15. Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Sergei Karaganov, A 21st Century Vienna Concert.
16. Russia Beyond the Headlines/Rossiyskaya Gazeta: China and Russia plan greater Eurasian integration – Expert. (Karaganov)
17. Moscow Times: Ian Ivory, Russia Pivots East, Or Does It?
18. TASS: US missiles in Europe might add chill to new edition of Cold War.
19. Reuters: With eye on U.S. election, Republicans assail Russia’s Putin.
20. www.rt.com: Bryan MacDonald, Russia has better things to do than start WW3.
21. The National Interest: Jacob Heilbrunn, Can U.S.-Russia Relations Be Repaired?
22. PONARS Eurasia: Ivan Kurilla To Thomas Graham: We Should Understand Russian History Differently.
23. Wall Street Journal: Defense Chief: Subversion, ‘Big Lie’ Are in Russia’s Arsenal. Ash Carter favors more military exercises, better intelligence sharing.
24. Washington Post: Steven Mufson, At G-7 meeting, Obama’s primary task is confronting his Putin problem.
25. Russia Insider: Danielle Ryan, Russophobia Exists, but Overusing the Term Is Counterproductive.
26. Kyiv Post: Anti-gay extremists violently break up gay pride march in Kyiv; several injured, many arrests.
27. The New Yorker: Masha Gessen, The Assault on Kiev Pride.
28. Sputnik: Poroshenko-Right Sector Rift Over ‘Gay Safari’ Imminent – Ukrainian Experts.
29. www.rt.com: Masked attackers break up tent camp on Kiev’s Maidan, protest leader ‘arrested’
30. Moscow Times: No Peaceful End in Sight for Ukraine, Analysts Say.
31. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Accusations fly as clashes in Donbass threaten to reignite war.
32. NBCNews.com: U.S. Trains Ukrainian Forces on Russia’s Doorstep – And Moscow Isn’t Happy.
33. Business New Europe: Ben Aris, KYIV BLOG: A break in the clouds over Ukraine’s future.
34. www.rt.com: ‘Impeach Poroshenko!’ Massive anti-govt rally held in central Kiev.
35. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, Ukraine’s ‘War Rumors’ Pull Rug Out From Russia.
36. Moscow Times: Josh Cohen, Poroshenko Is Taking a Gamble on Saakashvili.
37. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Saakashvili’s Legend, A Con for the Ages.
38. Moscow Times: Vladimir Frolov, Will Transdnestr Crisis Force Russia Into War?
39. Izvestia: Aleksandr Chalenko, Transnistria in The Gun Sights; Journalist Aleksandr Chalenko on What Saakashvili’s Arrival in Odesa Portends.
40. Interfax-Ukraine: Ukraine’s Luhansk governor cuts off water supply to rebel-held territory.
41. www.liveleak.com: Pro-Kiev battalion commander: “99% of people I know in Donbass have come to hate Ukraine by now.” (from Kyiv’s “Shuster Live”)
42. RussEurope: Jacques Sapir, Ukraine: what remains of Minsk?
43. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Novorossiya Sitrep June 5, 2015.
44. Kyiv Post: Moskal sends prosecutors list of 65 crimes committed by Aidar Battalion.
45. www.thedailybeast.com: Anna Nemtsova, Want to Get Really Mad About Ukraine? Watch Russian TV. The daily diet of the Kremlin’s ‘weaponized propaganda’ is not all lies-and it’s heating up Russians’ outrage over the war in Ukraine and the West’s role.
46. Reuters: History becomes a weapon in Russia-West rift over Ukraine.
47. Wall Street Journal: Anne Applebaum, Ukraine’s Most Hopeful City: Lviv. In Lviv, the conflict with Russia can feel far away.