RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#26 :: Wednesday, 20 February 2019
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1. Interfax: Putin on national projects: Everyone preferring well-trodden road better quit now.
2. Meduza: Putin’s 2019 State of the Nation address, in a nutshell.
3. TASS: Socioeconomics, healthcare and INF aftermath: Putin’s State of the Nation Address for 2019. [tass.com/politics/1045657]
4. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, Putin delivers a homely state of the nation speech.
5. www.rt.com: Russia is not an enemy of the US, but it will not be banging on a locked door – Putin.
6. Kremlin.ru: Presidential Address to Federal Assembly.
7. Carnegie Moscow Times/Security Times: Dmitri Trenin, State of Play: Russia and the Fraying West. Despite their troubles, Europe and the US are not withering away. It would behoove Moscow to avoid escalations.
8. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, BOOK REVIEW: MOSCOW RULES. (re Keir Giles – Chatham House)
9. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, VLADISLAV SURKOV ROLLS OUT THE RUSSIAN ANSWER TO THE AMERICAN STATE OF PERMANENT WAR. [johnhelmer.net/vladislav-surkov-rolls-out-the-russian-answer-to-the-american-state-of-permanent-war/]
10. Carnegie Moscow Center: Andrey Pertsev, Overhyped: How “Putin’s Chef” Became One of the Most Influential People in Russia.
11. Moscow Times: Having an Honest Business Is Not Possible in Russia, Majority Says.
12. Financial Times: Russian central bank intervenes in Baring Vostok dispute. Authorities will try to mediate dispute that led to detention of American Michael Calvey.
13. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, Russia Pipeline Nord Stream II “Almost Certainly” Safe From Sanctions.
14. Moscow Times: Ellie Martus, It’s Time for Russia to Get Serious About Climate Change. Russia is one of the world’s top five contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions.
15. Meduza: From Stalin’s camps to Putin’s laws How ‘the Russian mafia’ came to be.
16. Politico.eu: Thomas de Waal, Eastern Europe’s problem isn’t Russia. Informal government and behind-the-scenes power plays are more dangerous than Moscow.
17. Interfax: U.S. might downgrade level of diplomatic relations with Russia – newspaper.
18. Riddle: Anton Barbashin, Russia-West in 2028: Counter Terrorism as a Path to Rapprochement?
19. The New Kremlin Stooge: Mark Chapman, See Russia Starting Any New Wars? Thanks, Washington. [thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com/2019/02/17/see-russia-starting-any-new-wars-thanks-washington/#more-232]
20. Indian Punchline: M.K. Bhadrakumar, China won’t mix Russia with US ties.
21. www.rt.com: Russia remains Ukraine’s key trade partner despite Kiev’s claims of cutting economic ties.