RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2018-222 :: Monday, 31 December 2018
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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#222 :: Monday, 31 December 2018
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1. Russia Beyond: How to ring in the New Year like a Russian. [rbth.com/lifestyle/327047-celebrate-new-year-like-russian]
2. Kremlin.ru: Gala New Year event at the Bolshoi Theatre.
3. www.rt.com: Russians ask Father Frost for good health & peace, not money, in 2019.
4. TASS: Putin’s busy schedule for 2019.
5. Awful Avalanche: Putin’s New Year Greetings And Snubs. [awfulavalanche.wordpress.com/2018/12/31/putins-new-year-greetings-and-snubs/]
6. Moscow Times: Russia Outlaws Animal Cruelty.
7. CBC News (Canada): ‘We are new Russians’: How a hard-drinking nation curbed its alcohol use. Russia now ranks 14th in terms of alcohol consumption globally, and is comparable to France and Germany.
8. Voice of America: Is Russia Prosperous? Depends Whom You Ask.
9. RFE/RL: Steve Gutterman, Where’s Putin’s Mojo?
10. Paul Goble: Russian Opposition Lacks an Agenda Beyond Getting Rid of Putin, ‘Nezavisimaya gazeta’ Says.
11. Vedomosti: Russian editorial views attempts to restrict young people’s civil activity.
12. http://theduran.com: Tom Luongo, Stable Ruble Is The Key To Russia’s Survival.
13. New York Times: Stalin’s Soaring Moscow Towers Sorely Need Body Work.
14. Meduza: To be continued: Meduza follows up on the best investigative reports of 2018.
15. Raamop Rusland: Mark Galeotti, So who ‘won’ 2018?
16. AP: Putin scores some wins but tensions with the West mount.
17. Forbes.com: James Rodgers, Russia In 2019: Five Things To Watch.
18. Valdai Discussion Club: Timofei Bordachev, Russia in Asia and Eurasia in 2018.
19. Spiked-Onine.com: Tim Black, Russia-mania takes over the world. In 2018, there were few things Western elites didn’t blame on Russia.
20. www.rt.com: Danielle Ryan, Irony alert: Firm that warned Americans of Russian bots…was running an army of fake Russian bots.
21. Washington Post editorial: Is Russia about to invade Ukraine again? That may depend on Trump.