RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2019-5 :: Tuesday, 8 January 2019
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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2018-#5 :: Tuesday, 8 January 2019
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1. Russia Beyond: 7 most important Russian books. [rbth.com/arts/329805-best-russian-books-ever]
2. Russia Beyond: 10 of the best Russian TV shows of the last 20 years. [rbth.com/arts/329790-10-best-russian-serials]
3. Consortiumnews.com: Ray McGovern, A Look Back at Clapper’s Jan. 2017 ‘Assessment’ on Russia-gate. On the 2nd anniversary of the “assessment” blaming Russia for “collusion” with Trump there is still no evidence other than showing the media “colluded” with the spooks. [consortiumnews.com/2019/01/07/a-look-back-at-clappers-jan-2017-assessment-on-russia-gate/]
4. Paul Goble: Russia’s Lower Classes Far More ‘Soviet’ than Its Elites and That is a Big Problem, Inozemtsev Says.
5. Meduza: Russia’s unthinkable holiday comedy. A risky new film takes aim at the Siege of Leningrad.
6. RFE/RL: More In The Tank: Russian Film Extends Trend Of Patriotic World War II Epics.
7. Paul Goble: Growing Russian Nostalgia for Soviet Past Far More Dangerous than It Appears, Kirillova Says.
8. Gazeta.ru: Factors behind Russians’ ‘nostalgia’ for Soviet Union viewed. (Semen Novoprudskiy) [vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3100606&cid=4441]
9. Vesti.ru: Russia’s New Generation of Public Servants: Top Graduates Prepare for Duma Duties Serving the Public.
10. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Preview of upcoming new and amended laws in Russia.
11. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, Sanctions, Isolation And Inflation Are Killing Russian Incomes.
12. Intellinews.com: Tax collection in Russia soars 22% in 2018 thanks to improved efficiency and shadow economy crackdown.
13. Moscow Times: WADA to Inspect Moscow Lab for Doping Violations.
14. TASS: Niece of ‘Novichok’ victim questions reports about cousin’s contacts with Russian friends.
15. TASS: Russia ready to organize Whelan’s meeting with officials from countries he is citizen of.
16. Stratfor.com: The Curious Story of an American Arrested by the Kremlin.
17. The Atlantic; Hassan Hassan, Moscow’s Little-Noticed Islamic-Outreach Effort. Russia is promoting Islamic moderation in unison with Arab powers-and further cementing its position in the Middle East.
18. The Straits Times (Singapore): Hu Yumin, US-China-Russia ties will shape the future. The US target now seems to be China, although Russia remains very much on its radar.
19. PONARS Eurasia: Kimberly Marten, Into Africa: Prigozhin, Wagner, and the Russian Military. (excerpt)
20. www.strategic-culture.org: Patrick Armstrong, Back to the USSR: How to Read Western News.
21. The Hill: Daniel DePetris, The Trump administration should take up Putin’s offer to talk.
22. Intellinews.com: Ukrainian President Poroshenko added $19.7mn to his fortune in 2018.
23. The Intercept: Glenn Greenwald, NBC and MSNBC Blamed Russia for Using “Sophisticated Microwaves” to Cause “Brain Injuries” in U.S. “Diplomats” in Cuba. The Culprits Were Likely Crickets. (excerpt)
24. TASS: President Putin congratulates Orthodox Christians celebrating Christmas.
25. Awful Avalanche: Characteristics and Limitations of Ukrainian Tomos – Part I.
26. Awful Avalanche: Characteristics and Limitations of Ukrainian Tomos – Part II.
27. Cleveland Plain Dealer: Pietro A. Shakarian, Cleveland visit 60 years ago this week of No. 2 Soviet official Anastas Mikoyan reflected a detente that served both nations well.