RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2015-#166 :: Monday 24 August 2015

Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2015-#166
Monday – 24 August 2015

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1. The Daily Telegraph (UK): Russian summer madness. In a letter from Moscow, Roland Oliphant writes of disappearing pavements, vanishing food and holidaying citizens.
2. Reuters: ‘Putin the Polite,’ chilling hero of Russian souvenirs.
3. Reuters: Greg Feifer, A $620,000 watch tells what time it is in Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
4. Bloomberg: Brussels Break-In Shines Light on Putin’s European Mischief.
5. Kyiv Post: Alexei Bayer, Russia’s cancerous organs.
6. Kyiv Post: Simas Celutka, Russia’s challenge to the Western mind.
7. Euromaidan Press: Russia’s policy: ignore citizens and intimidate neighbors.
8. RFE/RL: ‘Mass Murder:’ Russian Patients Brace For Ban On Medical Imports.
9. RFE/RL: Shopping Spray: Loutish Russian’s Beer-Biting Patriotism.
10. The New Yorker: Masha Gessen, The Dearly Departed Return to Russia.
11. Russia’s Space Program in Crisis After Decades of Brain Drain, Neglect.
12. Moscow Times: Ivan Sukhov, Russia Is Drifting Into the Great Unknown.
13. Moscow Times: Andrei Sinitsyn, For Russians, Loyalty to Putin Is Loyalty to State.
14. New York Times: A Russian Soldier Story.
15. The Atlantic Council: “We want Ukraine to be a European country, not a Putin country,” Says Ukrainian MP.
16. Wall Street Journal: Michael Khodorkovsky, Putin Creates a Fantasyland. In Russia, history isn’t a matter of facts and figures, but of propaganda, to be rewritten by the regime.
17. Euromaidan Press: Ukraine’s Constitution and the “experts”
18. Human Rights in Ukraine: “We are faced with a threat to the very existence of the Crimean Tatar People”
19. National Public Radio (NPR): Russia’s War On Western Food: Detaining Cheese, Crushing Frozen Geese.
20. Russia’s Sanctions War Against the West Explained.
21. Rich Russian Poachers Are Stripping the Land of Wildlife.
22. Paul Goble: Putin’s ‘New People’ are the Black Hundreds of Today, Golts Says.
23. Los Angeles Times: White supremacist gathering underscores Russia’s nationalist trend.
24. UNIAN (Kyiv): Russia on the brink.
25. Paul Roderick Gregory, Is A Slow Putsch Against Putin Under Way?
26. Michael Weiss, Russia’s Playing a Double Game With Islamic Terror. Even as America touts its counterterrorism partnerships with Russia, evidence points to the FSB directly feeding Dagestanis to ISIS.
27. The National Interest: Russia’s Blast from the Past: Beware the Tu-95 Bear Strategic Bomber.
28. Paul Goble: How Next Round of Russia’s Disintegration May Begin.
29. Kyiv Post: Ukraine approaches Independence Day on Aug. 24 with warnings of new Russian-led attacks.
30. The Conversation: Bad news for Putin as support for war flags beyond Russia’s ‘troll farms’
31. Moscow Times: Judy Dempsey, NATO Is Unprepared for Conflict With Russia.
32. Washington Times: East Ukraine could be annexed soon.
33. Ottawa Citizen (Canada): The coming war with Russia.
34. The Daily Caller: McCain On Putin: ‘He Wants To Restore The Russian Empire’
35. The White House: Remarks by Celeste Wallander, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia and Central Asia on U.S. Policy on Russia.


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