RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2018-4 :: Friday, 5 January 2018
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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#4
Friday, 5 January 2018
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1. Vedomosti: Russian analysts explore population’s attitude to reform.
2. Paul Goble: Russians Today Lack the ‘Ironic’ – and Critical — Attitude toward the State of Their Soviet Ancestors, Zhelenin Says.
3. Arabnews.com: Maria Dubovikova, Security a major concern for Russia in 2018.
4. Interfax: Activists in Russia’s Far East start collecting signatures to support self-nominee candidate Putin.
5. Russia Observer: Patrick Armstrong, RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 4 JANUARY 2018.
6. Financial Times: Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina talks prison and protest. (“Maria Alyokhina is the closest thing modern-day Russia has to a rock star”)
7. www.rt.com: Major Russian bank will no longer service defense industry over US sanctions fears.
8. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Putin’s Goals in Syria Went Beyond Saving Assad. A Russian general’s post-mortem reveals that the conflict was used to test weapons and gain combat experience.
9. Valdai Discussion Club: Andrei Lankov, 2017 – THE YEAR OF UNEXPECTED SUCCESSES FOR NORTH KOREA.
10. www.rt.com: Bryan MacDonald, Wall Street Journal needs a new Moscow bureau chief – only opponents of Russia need apply.
11. Wall Street Journal: Bureau Chief, Moscow in MOSCOW, Russia. Job Description.
12. CBSNews.com: “60 Minutes” asks Russian network’s editor-in-chief if it backed Trump.
13. Interfax-Ukraine: Saakashvili intends to continue fighting corruption, oligarchs in Ukraine, Georgia.
14. Foreignpolicy.com: Michael Carpenter, Ukraine Needs U.S. Help to Fight Corruption. Domestic reforms are just as important as defending against Russian aggression.
15. Lonelyplanet.com: See these artistic relics of the Soviet era in Kyiv before they disappear forever.
16. www.rt.com: Ukraine planned to blow up ‘Russian gas pipe’ on state level – deputy minister.
17. Orientalreview.org: Ukraine’s future Nazi leader? (Andriy Biletsky, the commander of the Azov Battalion)
18. Wired.com: WHAT WOULD REALLY HAPPEN IF RUSSIA ATTACKED UNDERSEA INTERNET CABLES.
19. http://theduran.com: Alexander Mercouris, Beginning of the end for Mueller? Paul Manafort’s civil suit. Manafort’s application for Judicial Review pinpoints how Mueller’s probe is running amok.
20. Washington Post: What we’ve learned about Trump’s campaign and Russia since Trump first denied collusion.
21. New York Times: Obstruction Inquiry Shows Trump’s Struggle to Keep Grip on Russia Investigation.
22. Wall Street Journal: House Panel Awaits FBI Files, Banking Records on Firm Behind Russia Dossier.
23. Wall Street Journal: Kimberley Strassel, The Democrats’ ‘Russian Descent.’ Tactics in the Trump probe are starting to look a lot like McCarthyism.