RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2018-64 :: Monday, 9 April 2018

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#64
Monday, 9 April 2018
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1. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, BOOK REVIEW: EVERYDAY LAW IN RUSSIA.
2. Bear Market Brief: Russian stocks hit by massive sell off in wake of new sanctions.
3. Alexander Mercouris, Latest US sanctions on Russia: incitement to a coup and a new form of protectionism. The latest sanctions seem concerned as much with protecting the US’s economic positions as punishing Russia. [Text with links]
4. Paul Goble: New Sanctions Won’t Spark Conspiracy Against Putin or Reverse His Policies, Shevtsova Says.
5. Meduza: Taking on Russia’s ‘oligarchs’ Meduza looks at the businessmen, state officials, and companies targeted in the latest U.S. sanctions. (excerpt)
6. Financial Times: Search for rationale behind US sanctions list. Selection may be warning to Moscow of how much damage new legislation could impose.
7. Bear Market Brief: Max Hess, Zapret a manger: Russia’s elites face growing sanctions pressure.
8. Wall Street Journal: U.S. Orders Americans to Leave Blacklisted Russian Firms. Policy comes alongside U.S. sanctions on oligarchs.
9. TASS: Izvestia: Moscow plans retaliatory measures against latest US Treasury sanctions move.
10. Russia to Britain: ‘You can keep the criminals, but return the money’
11. Putin Makes Aggressive Move to Bust Up Monopolies, Warns Entrepreneurs Not to Abuse Their Position. [News video with English subtitles]
12. Interfax: Moscow urges London to explain situation surrounding visa for Victoria Skripal – Foreign Ministry.
13. Alexander Mercouris, Skripal case: Russia counter-attacks; Britain responds by tightening access to Yulia Skripal. Britain struggles to respond to Russia’s diplomatic counter-offensive, stonewalls all Russian attempts to gain access to Yulia Skripal. (excerpt) [Full text with links]
14. The Blogmire: Rob Slane, The Slowly Building Anger in the UK at the Government’s Handling of the Skripal Case. [Text with links]
16. Awful Avalanche: Zakharova Reacts to Callous Liquidation of Skripal Animals. (excerpt) [Full text with links]
17. Caitlin Johnstone, UK’s Russia Narrative: A Verdict in Search of a Crime. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is on increasingly shaky ground when it comes to his bombastic accusations against Russia in the Skripal case. [Text with links]
18. Moon of Alabama: The Best Explanation For The Skripal Drama Is Still…Food Poisoning. (excerpt) [Full text with links]
19. Huffington Post (UK): This Is Why Russia Has Over 20 Explanations For The Skripal Poisoning. ‘A rich buffet of nonsense.’ (with Mark Galeotti) [Full text]
20. CIA & MI6 may offer Skripals new IDs, relocation to Five Eyes country – report.
22. Washington Post: Expelled from Russia, U.S. diplomats bid a wistful farewell. (video)
23. Russia Beyond: Drop it all and quit everything: Why Russians choose to downshift. [Text with links]
24. Dov Zakheim, Don’t Blame Russia. Blame Putin. The U.S. president has strong personal reasons to remain in the Russian leader’s good graces.
25. TASS: Kommersant: Douma chemical attack escalates already toxic Russian-US tensions.
26. Russia Insider: Douma Chemical Attack: Timeline of Facts so Far.
27. Wall Street Journal: Syrian Attack Sends Toxic Cloud Over Trump-Putin Ties. Efforts by the U.S. president to maintain a cordial relationship come under increased strain.
28. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Douma and Dumber. (excerpt) [Full text]
30. Gilbert Doctorow, The Saker’s “Grim View”
31. Reuters: Arizona Election Database Targeted in 2016 by Criminals, Not Russia: Source.
32. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, EXPELLED FOR TWEETING.
33. Russia International Affairs Council: Aleksandr Gushchin, Four Years of EU-Ukraine Association: Teething Problems or Permanent Crisis?
34. The Restless Russianist: Johannes Due Enstad, Russian volunteers in Ukraine and defensive mobilization.
35. The New Cold War: Halyna Mokrushyna, On the constitutionality of declaring unconstitutional the 2012 language law in Ukraine, and the prospects of a united Ukraine.

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