RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2016-90 :: Thursday, 19 May 2016

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2016-#90
Thursday, 19 May 2016

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RUSSIA

1. RFE/RL: Brian Whitmore, The Monster Under The Kremlin.
2. USNews.com: Paul Shinkman, The Inevitable Decline of Putin’s Russia.
3. http://theduran.com: Alexander Mercouris, Perm: Why a Western Journalist Criticises a Russian City.
4. https://medium.com: Sarah Lindemann-Komarova, Notes on Being an Ex-Pat for “Finis Origine Pendet” in the Phillips Exeter Academy Spring 2016 Bulletin.
5. Paul Goble: Russia’s Atheists Organize to Fight Clericalization.
6. www.rt.com: Communists to use Stalin image in upcoming Russian parliamentary polls – report.
7. International Business Times: Despair, Layoffs In ‘Russia’s Detroit’ As Economic Downturn Batters Car Industry.
8. TASS: IMF welcomes Russia returning to three-year budget in 2017 – report.
9. US-Russia Business Council: Medvedev Critical Of International Arbitration, Questions Legality of Sanctions.
10. Government.ru: The 6th St Petersburg International Legal Forum.
11. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, How Washington Is Fighting For Russia’s Old Europe Energy Market.
12. The Observer (New York): Mikhail Klikushin, Father of Soviet Nuclear Program: ‘We Won’t Forget Where the United States Is.’ At Moscow’s annual victory parade, Vladimir Putin reminds the world not to trust the U.S.
13. The National Interest: Dave Majumdar, The U.S. Military’s Greatest Fear: Russia and China are Catching Up Fast.
14. The Unz Review: The Saker, Debunking Popular Clichés About Modern Warfare. “What would a war between Russia and the USA look like?”
15. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, The West Shouldn’t Fear Russia’s ‘Hybrid Warfare’
16. www.rt.com: John Wight, NATO exercises on Russian border: Are these people actually mad?
17. Russia Direct: Andrei Zolotov, In search of new principles to guide Russia-EU relations. At a Valdai Discussion Club event on May 17 in Brussels, experts from Russia and the EU discussed the current state of Moscow’s relationship with Europe, what Russia wants from the EU and how to move forward with the relationship.
18. Wall Street Journal: IAN STOREY and ANTON TSVETOV, The Limits to Russia’s Pivot to Asia. Moscow’s economic interaction with the region is unimpressive. Its military influence is also constrained.
19. Carnegie Moscow Center: Maxim Krylov, Is a New Japanese-Russian Rapprochement in the Air?
20. Washington Post editorial: Russia neuters the media once again.
21. New York Times editorial: Vladimir Putin’s Dangerous Obsession.
22. Consortiumnews.com: Robert Parry, The Danger of Demonization.
23. The New Yorker: Masha Lipman, THE DEMISE OF RBC AND INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING IN RUSSIA.
24. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, THE BAD TASTE OF SWEET AND SAUER – MAKING MIKHAIL PROKHOROV LOOK INNOCENT VICTIM OF KREMLIN COPS.
25. Russia Insider/Live Journal: Look, If Russia Wanted to Invade Ukraine, This Is What It Would Actually Look Like. And it would all be over in 24 hours.
26. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Trigger Warning: Crimean Tatars Support Russia.
27. www.rt.com: Bryan MacDonald, Crimea River: Decades after Tatar deportation, situation is far from black & white.
28. TASS: ‘247 zombie drop-outs’ – Zakharova on Ukraine’s lawmakers.
29. TASS: Marie Yovanovitch announced nominee for US ambassador to Ukraine.
30. Atlantic Council: Maksym Khylko, Memo to Ukraine and the West: Beware of Unrealistic Peace Plans. The Kremlin Will Outplay You Every Time.
31. New York Times: David King, Collector of Soviet Political Art, Dies at 73.

 

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