RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2018-203 :: Tuesday, 20 November 2018
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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#203 :: Tuesday, 20 November 2018
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1. Russia Beyond: Russians in 25 basic facts: Constant warfare, the ‘sinful’ balalaika, and ‘plain’ women. [rbth.com/lifestyle/329537-russians-25-basic-facts]
2. TASS: Russia’s 70 requests on Skripal poisoning case left unanswered.
3. Phys.org: Post-Soviet Union happiness lag between east and west Europe explained.
4. www.opendemocracy.net: Karine Clement, How to think about Russia without Putin. “Russia without Putin” is more than a slogan. It’s an analytical claim. (review of Tony Wood, Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War)
5. Paul Goble: Putin Views World as His TV Portrays It – and Himself as Russia’s Savior Not Its Problem, Davydov Says.
6. Foreign Policy Research Institute: Christopher Jarmas, Debt and Discontent: The Collapse of the Putin Consensus? (excerpt)
7. NYU Jordan Center: Yana Gorokhovskaia, The Competing Campaigns of the Russian Opposition.
8. The National Interest: Neil Hauer, The Kremlin Cannot Continue to Ignore the Chaos in Chechnya. Ramzan Kadyrov is creating new problems for Vladimir Putin.
9. TASS: Balancing personal budgets: Poll says a third of Russians don’t save up for a rainy day.
10. TASS: RBC: Financial bigwigs ‘pessimistic’ on Russia, says poll.
11. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, RUSSIAN CAPITAL LEAK IS WORLD’S LARGEST UNDERGROUND LAKE. [johnhelmer.org/?p=18020#more-18020]
12. Wall Street Journal: Russian Banks Find Ways to Profit in Face of Sanctions. VTB CEO Andrey Kostin says banks are relying on funding and projects from Moscow.
13. Moscow Times: William Courtney, What Are Effective Responses to Russian Misbehavior? Sanctions on Russians can be a powerful and effective tool, but in some cases there is a risk of spillover damage to other U.S. interests.
14. www.rt.com: Russia won’t be dragged into new arms race, but will respond to US withdrawal from INF – Putin.
15. AP: Russian, US Officials Say Space Cooperation Remains Strong.
16. TASS: Media: TurkStream completion to strengthen energy cooperation.
17. Gazeta.ru: Mikhail Khodarenok: Money Down the Drain: What Is the Good of NATO’s Useless Exercises. NATO Learned How To Repel an Invasion, Which Russia Is Incapable of Conducting.
18. New Eastern Outlook: Martin Berger, NATO’s Military Buildup along Russia’s Borders is No Joke, or is It? [journal-neo.org/2018/11/17/natos-military-buildup-along-russias-borders-is-no-joke-or-is-it/]
19. Valdai Discussion CLub: Alexander Losev, APEC 2018: Four Global Trends and a ‘Cold War’ Near the Equator. [valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/apec-2018-four-global-trends-and-a-cold-war/]
20. Valdai Discussion CLub: Yana Leksyutina, Can Russia and China Reach the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Level? [valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/can-russia-and-china-reach-the-trans-pacific/]
21. TASS: Most Japanese citizens back talks with Russia based on 1956 declaration – poll.
22. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Russia and Japan Could Finally End WWII.
23. Financial Times: Moldova leader seeks balance between Russia and EU. Pro-Moscow president Dodon says country needs ‘neutral’ role despite ties to Brussels.
24. Atlantic Council: Markian Kuzmowycz, How the Kremlin Can Win Ukraine’s Elections.
25. PONARS Eurasia: Mark Kramer, U.S.-Russian Relations and the “New Cold War” Metaphor. (excerpt)
26. Washington Post editorial. There is a wolf at Interpol’s door. The agency should not let him take over.