RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#34 :: Monday, 4 March 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#34 :: Monday, 4 March 2019
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1. The BlogMire: Rob Slane, The Salisbury Poisoning One Year On: An Open Letter to the Metropolitan Police.
2. Reuters: British PM May Admits Picture ‘Error’ on Russian Spy Poisoning Anniversary.
3. Salisbury poisoning: One year on, still no evidence of Novichok nerve agent use disclosed to public. []
4. Financial Times: Russia spread ‘disinformation’ on Skripal attack. Report says state media spread seven different conspiracy theories about the attack.
5. Dmitry Medvedev’s interview with Bulgarian newspaper Trud.
6. Meduza: ‘Damn you, math, we meet again!’ A Russian YouTuber tries his hand at analyzing the country’s pension reforms.
7. Russia Beyond: Why are there so many more women in Russia than men? []
8. Meduza: Online voting and other reforms are coming to Russia in September. Opposition politicians are skeptical.
9. Russia’s consumer confidence plunges as business confidence improves.
10. Russia’s goods trade surplus up 20% in 2018 to $212bn.
11. Financial Times editorial: Russia’s investment image suffers yet another blow. Michael Calvey is the latest in a line of businesspeople to be targeted.
12. Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is 70 percent complete.
13. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Most New Russian Emigres Aren’t Fiery Dissidents. The Atlantic Council sees a “Putin Exodus” of people who oppose the regime. The reality is more complicated.
14. Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson, Is Neoliberlism Killing Russia? []
15. TASS: Putin signs decree suspending Russia’s compliance with INF Treaty.
16. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Pentagon eyes ‘Trojan Horse’ intervention scheme for Syria.
17. Foreign Policy: Chris Miller, The New Cold War’s Warm Friends. Why Chinese and Russian detente may be here to stay.
18. Foreign Policy: Maxim Edwards, People of the World, Stop Looking at Moldova! Politicians in this corner of the Balkans insist their country is a stage for geopolitical rivalry between the West and Russia-the better to profit from the attention.
19. Valdai Discussion Club: Oleg Barabanov, Russia and the Search for Balance Between India and Pakistan.
20. Kyiv Post: Timothy Ash, Start getting used to a Zelenskiy presidency in Ukraine.
21. Reuters: Ukraine’s Tymoshenko-‘gas Princess’, Prisoner, and Next President?
22. TASS: Ukraine’s election campaign ‘dirty’, makes one suspect the worst, says Medvedev.
23. TASS: Izvestia: US to use ‘Russian meddling’ frenzy to beef up its propaganda efforts worldwide.
24. TASS: Russia’s economy chief explores the Trump phenomenon, sees re-election in 2020.
25. Lobe Log: Robert Hunter, Waiting For Mueller-And Losing On Russia.
26. Keep Digging! Clinton Wants Congress To Pursue Russia Collusion, Even If Mueller Comes Up Empty.
27. From Tulsi Gabbard to Tucker Carlson: Russian stooges ranked![]
28. The Onion: Mueller Gives Up Trying To Get Report Published After Receiving 19th Literary Agent Rejection.
29. Le Monde diplomatique: Helene Richard, ‘Be partisan and bet it all on red.’ When the US swung a Russian election. The US intervened on the side of Boris Yeltsin in the Russian presidential election of 1996, offering advice and influence to help him secure the finance he needed.

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