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. www.rt.com: Salisbury poisoning: One year on, still no evidence of Novichok nerve agent use disclosed to public. [rt.com/news/452946-skripal-anniversary-truth-novichok/]
4. Financial Times: Russia spread ‘disinformation’ on Skripal attack. Report says state media spread seven different conspiracy theories about the attack.
5. Government.ru: 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? [rbth.com/lifestyle/330062-why-are-there-so-many-women-in-russia]
8. Meduza: Online voting and other reforms are coming to Russia in September. Opposition politicians are skeptical.
9. Intellinews.com: Russia’s consumer confidence plunges as business confidence improves.
10. Intellinews.com: 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. www.rt.com: 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. www.paulcraigroberts.org: Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson, Is Neoliberlism Killing Russia? [paulcraigroberts.org/2019/03/01/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. www.dailywire.com: Keep Digging! Clinton Wants Congress To Pursue Russia Collusion, Even If Mueller Comes Up Empty.
27. www.rt.com: From Tulsi Gabbard to Tucker Carlson: Russian stooges ranked![rt.com/news/452829-russian-stooges-us-gabbard-trump/amp/]
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.