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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#24 :: Monday, 18 February 2019
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1. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Russia’s 13 Plans for 2019-2024. [unz.com/akarlin/russias-13-plans/]
2. Interfax: It is necessary to fairly distribute money resources between cities, villages – Medvedev.
3. Awara: Jon Hellevig, WITH PUTIN RUSSIA IS FINALLY GETTING PROPER ROADS – THE PROGRESS IS IMPRESSIVE. (excerpt) [awaragroup.com/blog/impressive-progress-of-russian-roads/]
4. Russia Matters: Russia in 2019 and What Lies Ahead. (summary of PONARS meeting)
5. Paul Goble: Does Putinism Even Exist? Experts Disagree.
6. The American Interest: Karina Orlova, PUTINISM REVISITED. The Futile Search for a Russian Ideology. Western Russia-watchers are mistaking the ramblings of a self-promoting apparatchik for a coherent articulation of the Kremlin’s ideology. Don’t believe the hype.
7. Fort Russ: It’s Time For Super-Putin: Dugin On Surkov’s Putin Analysis.
8. Moscow Times: In Search of Better Quality of Life, Russians Lean on Credit. [fort-russ.com/2019/02/its-time-for-super-putin-dugin-on-surkovs-putin-analysis/]
9. Russia Beyond: Is Russia on the brink of a migration crisis? [rbth.com/lifestyle/329990-has-russia-migration-crisis]
10. Interfax: WTO has essentially ceased to function due to U.S. actions – minister.
11. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, Is the arrest of US fund manager Michael Calvey a litmus test for Russia?
12. TASS: Kremlin on Baring Vostok founder’s arrest: Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
13. TASS: Izvestia: Moscow wants new INF to include US allies.
14. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Even Trump Can’t Drive Europe Into Russia’s Arms.Europeans don’t trust the U.S. and are open to new security arrangements, but Putin squandered a historic chance at continental leadership.
15. NYU Jordan Center: Eliot Borenstein, U.S. vs. Russia: Make America Fat Again.
16. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: How Trump’s potential ouster of Maduro would affect Moscow.
17. Wall Street Journal: Angela Stent, Vladimir Putin’s Big Push Into the Middle East. Free of Soviet-era baggage, Russia is busy cultivating ties across the region, including key U.S. allies Israel and Saudi Arabia.
18. Meduza: The war to start all wars 30 years later, ‘Meduza’ answers key questions about the Soviet-Afghan War.
19. www.rt.com: To ‘save face’ Facebook is poised to ‘appease’ critics like CNN over Russia stories – analyst to RT.
20. Strategic Culture Foundation: Dmitry Babich, The Ukrainian Election: When No News Is Bad News. [strategic-culture.org/news/2019/02/15/ukrainian-election-when-no-news-is-bad-news.html]
21. Columbia University Harriman Institute: IN MEMORIAM: SEWERYN BIALER (1926-2019)


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