RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2018-70 :: Thursday, 19 April 2018

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#70
, 19 April 2018
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1. Page Six: Acclaimed Russian ballerinas denied entry into US.
2. Russia Beyond: 8 things that surprise foreigners in Russia. [Text with photos]
3. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT.
4. Bloomberg: Putin Still Wants Deal With Trump, Even After Sanctions, Syria Attack.
5. TASS: Kremlin believes more unfriendly moves from US on the horizon.
6. TV still main source of news for Russians, but only half believe it.
7. Moscow Times: Moody’s says Russian economy resilient to latest U.S. sanctions.
8. Reuters: Russian Market Sell-Off to Push Up Inflation, Cap Economic Recovery.
9. TASS: SWIFT confirms neutral status in Russia, plans to continue staying outside of politics.
10. TASS: Kommersant: Blocking Telegram is technically impossible.
11. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Silicon Valley Giants Face a Test in Russia. Russian censors are going after Telegram, but the pressure is on Amazon, Google and Facebook too.
12. Moscow Times: Putin’s Internet Adviser Wants Regulator to Apologize for Russia’s Telegram Ban.
13. Wall Street Journal: An Oil Deal Between Saudi Arabia and Russia Worked. Now What?. A strong show of support for a continuation of oil-output cuts could further underpin prices.
14. Reuters: Venture Capital Firm Fort Ross Aims to Bring More U.S. Startups to Russia.
15. Reuters: Factbox: U.S. Companies With Exposure to Russia.
16. Interfax: Lukoil not feeling tensions from worsening geopolitical situation, new U.S. sanctions.
17. Carnegie Moscow Center: Andrey Movchan, Sanctions and Retaliation: Where Russia-U.S. Relations Are Headed.
18. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Eugene Rumer, A Farewell to Arms…Control. (excerpt)
19. Valdai Discussion Club: Tatiana Nosenko, HOT WARS OF THE COLD WAR ERA 2.0.
20. The Unz Review: Israel Shamir, First Joust. (excerpt)
21. Moon of Alabama: Syria – Who Is Stalling The OPCW Investigation In Douma?
22. TASS: Kommersant: UN prohibits OPCW experts from visiting Douma
23. Awful Avalanche: Syrian Boy Tells Of His Acting Gig in White Helmets Propaganda Reel.
24. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, ‘Russiagate’ Allegations Continue to Escalate the Danger of War With Russia. Incessant Kremlin-baiting of President Trump is risking a Cuban missile-like crisis that he, unlike JFK in 1962, may not be permitted to resolve peacefully.
25. Jennifer Breedon, Racing toward ignorance: Why are Trump & Russia all we ever hear about in the media today?
26. The Psychology of Russiagate. Glenn Greenwald on Russiagate and the comforting answers it offers to despondent liberals.
27. Will Porter, Ukraine’s NATO Bid Risks Even Worse U.S.-Russia Ties. Ukraine has made new moves towards joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which would cross a Russian “red line” and further deteriorate U.S.-Russia relations.
28. Rethinking Russia: New Old Frenemies: How Russia and the U.S. Have Been Influencing Each Other. Amidst the deepening confrontation between Russia and the U.S., Rethinking Russia sat down with the professor of the European University in St. Petersburg, Ivan Kurilla, to discuss his new book “Frenemies” and the way of how Russia and the U.S. have been influencing each other throughout history.
29. Interfax: Russia insists on access to Skripals, Russian investigators’ participation – Russian envoy to OPCW.
30. Russia’s OPCW envoy exposes ‘eight UK lies’ in Skripal case.
31. Asia Times: M.K. Bhadrakumar, Russia exposes British lies on Skripal, but trail leads to US.
32. The Guardian (UK): Andrey Kortunov and Malcolm Chalmers, Like it or not, Russia and the UK need each other – and will have to talk. In the light of the Skripal case, and events in Syria, cooperation is more vital than ever. The alternatives are unthinkable.

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