RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2019-#15 :: Thursday, 24 January 2019
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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#15 :: Thursday, 24 January 2019
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1. Bear Market Brief: Russia’s population declines by 86,700 people.
2. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, The End of Russia’s ‘Democratic Illusions’ About America. How Russiagate has impacted a vital struggle in Russia.
3. Sharon Tennison: Video: Russian Journalist Dimitri Babich Speaks to CCI Group. (“You know we have always had a love affair with America and Americans.”)
4. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, GIVE AND TAKE. (re civil society in Russia)
5. Intellinews.com: Putin’s May Decrees and the 12 “national projects” take shape, but lacunae remain.
6. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Russia Can’t Decide Whether It’s Rich or Poor.
7. Paul Goble: Collapse of Putin’s Rating Irreversible and Spreading – Five Articles Highlight Extent of Crisis.
8. PONARS Eurasia: Maria Lipman and Denis Volkov, Russian Youth: How Are They Different from Other Russians?
9. Meduza: The top 1% controls a third of the wealth, and the poor are getting poorer. How Russia became one of the most unequal places on Earth.
10. Moscow Times: As Russia’s Food Prices Soar, Bakers Are Feeling the Squeeze. The costs of key ingredients like sugar and eggs have risen sharply in recent months.
11. Intellinews.com: Russian budget policy may ease in 2019, budget break even price of oil falls to $49.
12. The National Law Review: Russia Continues Anticorruption Efforts in 2019.
13. National Public Radio (NPR): Once Centers Of Soviet Propaganda, Moscow’s Libraries Are Having A ‘Loud’ Revival.
14. Valdai Discussion Club: Ivan Timofeev, Coercing the Unruly: The Perfect Storm of Sanctions War.
15. PONARS Eurasia: Stacy Closson, Diminishing Returns: How Effective Are Sanctions Against Russia?
16. Politico.com: White House eyes energy push as Russia strategy. Potential executive orders could ease the way for new pipeline projects. (excerpt)
17. www.rt.com: US interfering in Venezuela? No need to ask Mueller to determine that – Lavrov.
18. TASS: Medvedev invites US to imagine Venezuelan-style change of president in Washington.
19. TASS: Izvestia: Installed coup d’etat? How Venezuela got a second president.
20. Russia in Global Affairs: Sergey Solovyov, “Attempts at Decommunization in Russia Upset de-Stalinization”. (excerpt)
21. Russian International Affairs Council: One in 300 Million. Serbia After Putin.[russiancouncil.ru/en/analytics-and-comments/analytics/one-in-300-million-serbia-after-putin/]
22. Asia Times: Alexander Kruglov, Putin’s plan to slowly reclaim Russia’s lost empire. Despite losing the Baltics and Ukraine, Putin has largely managed to hold the huge Russo-Soviet empire together. Here’s how.
23. Salon.com: Jefferson Morley, In a challenge to Trump, U.S. intelligence targets Russia. The rise of Trump has coincided with the decline of counterterrorism as a declared U.S. policy priority.
24. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Main foreign policy results in 2018.