RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2018-59 :: Monday, 2 April 2018
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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#59
Monday, 2 April 2018
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[DJ: I draw attention to item #1 below from today’s New York Times. Object lesson in “according to officials” journalism? Then read #2.]
1. New York Times: Poisoned Door Handle Hints at High-Level Plot to Kill Spy, U.K. Officials Say.
2. http://theduran.com: Alexander Mercouris, Skripal case becomes even weirder.British say deadly Novichok chemical 8 times more powerful than any other smeared on front door; Yulia Skripal conscious and talking; freeze Russians out of court proceedings [Text with links http://theduran.com/skripal-case-becomes-even-weirder/]
3. www.rt.com: Yulia Skripal’s social media page accessed while she was reportedly in critical condition. [Text with graphics https://www.rt.com/news/422931-skripal-yulia-social-media/]
4. TASS: Kremlin aide: Summit talks in Washington with Putin was Trump’s suggestion.
5. Washington Post: Lynn Ellen Patyk, The real reason Russia blames Britain for the Skripal poisonings. Russia and the art of “provocation.”
6. Facebook: Ian Bremmer, “The Kremlin doesn’t fear retribution and is sending a clear message to Russian agents: If you cross us, we are coming after you and your family.”
7. Nina Khrushcheva: Russian Professor Warns of Putin Hit list.
8. Interfax: UK takes West’s anti-Russian campaign to new level with Skripal case – Zakharova.
9. Russian International Affairs Council: Andrey Kortunov, Four Simple Questions About Expulsions of Russian Diplomats.
10. Foxnews.com: All 60 Russians kicked out of US are ‘undeclared spies’ pretending to be diplomats, US official says.
11. Politico.com: Russian ambassador says ‘atmosphere in Washington is poison’
12. TASS: Izvestia: Moscow ready for US court battle over Russian diplomatic property.
13. www.rt.com: Belarus expels Moscow diplomats? ‘Leading Russia expert’ falls for cheeky April Fool’s joke. (Anders Aslund)
14. www.rt.com: All change? Russians divided over expectations following presidential vote.
15. www.rt.com: ‘Shut it down!’ Thousands demand closure of poisonous landfill in Moscow Region. (VIDEO) [Text with video https://www.rt.com/politics/422916-volokolamsk-protest-waste-deposit/]
16. Bear Market Brief: Arrest of Summa Group’s Magomedov heralds power struggle.
18. Russia Matters: Paul Saunders, In Dealing With Russia Washington Should Embrace Reason, Not Passion.
19. Economic Principals: David Warsh, Cloak and…Megaphone.
20. The National Interest: Nikolas Gvosdev, America Must Drop Its Delusions about Dealing with Russia. It’s time to part with illusions. Otherwise, the United States cannot develop and execute a sustainable policy towards Russia.
21. New York Times: William Burns, Putin Has Overplayed His Hand.
22. The Conversation: Regina Smyth, Is the growing Russia crisis another Cold War conflict? Nyet.
23. Global Times: Cui Heng, West’s unwise diplomatic war on Russia.
24. BBC: Did American tourism to Russia increase in 2017?
25. TASS: Dedicated to doing good: Russia boasts over 10 million volunteers, poll indicates.
26. Russia Beyond: How common is it for women to be senior managers in Russia?
27. Interfax: Russian sports minister suggests putting WADA in charge of national anti-doping organizations.
28. Asia Times: Russia raises its head in Indonesia. Moscow aims to deepen strategic ties with Jakarta through arms sales, joint exercises and vocal diplomacy.
29. www.rt.com: Cold War had some rules, now UK & US have dropped all proprieties – Russian FM.
30. New York Times editorial: A Colder War With Russia?
31. Consortiumnews.com: Patrick Henningsen, Russia ‘Novichok’ Hysteria Proves Politicians and Media Haven’t Learned the Lessons of Iraq . The current state of anti-Russia hysteria is reminiscent of earlier dark chapters of American history, including the rush to war in Iraq of the early 2000s and McCarthyism of the 1950s. [Text with links https://consortiumnews.com/2018/03/31/26507/]
32. Stanford University: Michael McFaul Course Syllabus: Russia and the West.