RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2018-77 :: Tuesday, 1 May 2018

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#77
Tuesday, 1 May 2018

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1. TASS: Some 130,000 people attend Labor Day march in Moscow.
2. NYU Jordan Center: Where does Putin’s support come from? (with Graeme Robertson)
3. Euromaidan Press (Kyiv): Paul Goble, Like Soviet one, Putin system can’t be reformed, only destroyed and replaced, Inozemtsev says.
4. Voice of America: Russians Not Turning on Kremlin Even as Latest US Sanctions Bite.
5. Vesti.ru: Education Reform – President Putin Makes Trip to St. Petersburg to Promote Crucial Student Programs. [News video with English subtitles vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3012376&cid=4441]
7. TASS: More claims over Russian telecom watchdog’s blockings expected in coming week – lawyer.
8. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, Meet The Russians Behind Your Blockchain (And Cryptocurrency, Too)
9. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, Russia’s Bondageddon. (excerpt)
10. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Dawn of the Floating NPP. [Text with graphics and links: unz.com/akarlin/dawn-of-the-floating-npp/]
11. Moscow Times: At the FIFA World Cup This Summer, Russia Will Be Playing for a Miracle. Russia might be hosting the World Cup, but it won’t lift the trophy.
12. The New Republic: Seva Gunitsky, One Word to Improve U.S. Russia Policy. “Derzhavnost”: It’s why focusing on Putin, or trying to punish the country, usually backfires. [newrepublic.com/article/148140/one-word-fix-us-russia-policy]
13. Seacoastonline.com (New Hampshire): Exeter author: US, Russia relations spiral into second Cold War. (Ken Straus)
14. American Diplomacy: Nicolai N. Petro, The Surprising Allure of Russian Soft Power. [Text with footnotes unc.edu/depts/diplomat/item/2018/0406/ca_petro_russia.html]
15. Russian International Affairs Council: Andrey Kortunov, My Wish List for the Bundeskanzleramt.
16. Boston Review: Thomas Graham and Rajan Menon, What Did Trump’s Strike Against Syria Actually Accomplish? [bostonreview.net/politics/thomas-graham-rajan-menon-trump-syria-strikes]
17. Al-Monitor: Maxim A. Suchkov, Russia acting as buffer between Israel, Iran. [Text with links: al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/04/iran-israel-russia-buffer-syria.html#ixzz5EDAWfavA]
18. Asia Times: Pepe Escobar, Eurasia torn between war and peace. Iran’s top trading partner is China, while Tehran and Moscow have been improving ties as the three countries move closer to cementing a solid alliance.
19. TASS: Russia to remain Armenia’s strategic ally, Pashinyan says.
20. The Nation: Pietro A. Shakarian, The Significance of Armenia’s ‘April Revolution.’ The massive street protests forced the country’s longtime leader to resign. But what’s next for Armenia?
21. Intellinews.com: Emil Avdaliani, Armenia is surrounded by enemies. It needs Russia for practical survival.
22. Financial Times: Defying Russia, Trump provides Javelin anti-tank busters to Ukraine.
23. Atlantic Council: Q&A: Ukraine’s Got Javelins Now. So What?
24. TASS: Kiev places stake on military solution to Donbass conflict, says Russian envoy.
25. Fort Russ: Ukraine Moves Heavy Forces up to Donbass Frontline: Is War Around the Corner?
26. Russia Beyond: Did Soviet government officials live in luxury?
27. Variety: Filmmakers of ‘Active Measures’ Documentary Assert Donald Trump Has Been Putin’s Puppet for Decades. variety.com/2018/film/news/active-measures-documentary-trum-russians-1202790665/
28. Washington Post: Ed Rogers, There is no resuscitating the Trump-Russia collusion story.
29. Consortiumnews.com: Turning on Russia, Part Two. In the second part of this two-part series, Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould explore how neo-conservatives, behind the scenes, took control of U.S. foreign policy. [Text with links consortiumnews.com/2018/04/30/turning-on-russia-part-two/]
30. New York Times: Jason Barker, Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!
31. Valdai Discussion Club: David Lane, KARL MARX AFTER 200 YEARS. PART 1.

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