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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#200 :: Wednesday, 14 November 2018
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1. Russia Beyond: Scare me if you can: Some favorite myths about fearsome Russia.
[rbth.com/lifestyle/329507-favorite-myths-fearsome-russia]
2. Journal of International Affairs (Columbia University): Nicolai Petro, Russia’s Mission.
3. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Moscow pivots towards Asia, as European ties sour.
4. TASS: More than a third of Russians skeptical of opinion poll results.
5. Intellinews.com: Capital flight from Russia triples y/y to $42.2bn in January-October.
6. TASS: Kremlin sees no reasons for concern due to growth of capital outflow from Russia.
7. TASS: Russian economy remains stable despite potential US sanctions – minister.
8. Intellinews.com: Warmer climate could add an extra month per year to Northern Sea Route navigation.
9. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, WHAT THE BELLWETHER TELLS. (re Stanislav Belkovsky) [johnhelmer.net/what-the-bellwether-tells/#more-20011]
10. Cornell Daily Sun: Russian Politician Details Future of Russian Opposition Party. (Leonid Volkov)
11. Moscow Times: Bella Rapoport, Meduza’s #MeToo Scandal Has Changed Russia for Good. Editor Ivan Kolpakov’s resignation, which was protested by Russia’s media elite, marks the beginning of a new era.
12. RFE/RL: On Second Try, Navalny Leaves Russia For European Court Ruling.
13. Sputnik: Russia’s De-Dollarisation Goes Full Throttle, US Can’t Help But Notice It.
14. Bloomberg: Congress Likely to Shelve New Russia Sanctions as Clock Runs Out.
15. Riddle: Vita Spivak, Russia and China’s Frigid Alliance.
16. CBSNews.com: U.S. military might “struggle to win, or perhaps lose” war with China or Russia, report says.
17. Orientalreview.org: Vladimir Kozin, America’s Withdrawal From The INF Treaty: Clear Reasons And Ulterior Motives. [orientalreview.org/2018/11/14/americas-withdrawal-from-the-inf-treaty-clear-reasons-and-ulterior-motives/]
18. Nikkei Asian Review (Japan): Russia draws closer to Southeast Asia with arms and energy trade. Putin to attend regional summit to build on economic and political cooperation.
19. www.aljazeera.com: Arkady Dubnov, What game is Russia playing in Afghanistan? Russia is seeking to re-assert itself as a major player in Afghanistan.
20. Interfax: Russia, Cuba agree on key issues, including countering illegitimate sanctions – Shoigu.
21. Russian International Affairs Council: Riga Dialogue Recommendations. Riga Dialogue Recommendations are a result of the annual “Riga Dialogue”. The event gathers high-level policy-makers and experts from the EU, US, Russia and the European neighborhood.
[russiancouncil.ru/en/analytics-and-comments/analytics/riga-dialogue-recommendations/]
22. Valdai Discussion Club: World War I: Memories and Lessons. [valdaiclub.com/events/posts/articles/world-war-i-memories-and-lessons/]
23. Journal of International Affairs (Columbia University): Richard Betts, From World War I to Cold War II.
24. UNIAN (Kyiv): Poll: 63% of Ukrainians see Russia as aggressor.
25. TASS: Izvestia: Nearly 4 mln Ukrainians visit Russia in first half of 2018.
26. Awful Avalanche: “Have we frozen yet?” Ukrainian cities are dying – Part I.
[awfulavalanche.wordpress.com/2018/11/14/have-we-frozen-yet-ukrainian-cities-are-dying-part-i/]
27. Kyiv Post: Mohammad Zahoor, Kateryna Gandziuk’s murder exposes rotten core of Ukraine’s sputtering reform drive.
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