RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#65 :: Wednesday, 17 April 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#65 :: Wednesday, 17 April 2019
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1. TASS: Average life expectancy in Russia hits 72.9 years.
2. TASS: Russia must prevent population decline, PM Medvedev says.
3. The Conversation: Paul Werth, In Notre Dame fire, echoes of the 1837 blaze that destroyed Russia’s Winter Palace.
4. The Blog Mire: Rob Slane, Trump in Dumps as Spook Picks Sick Kids’n’Dead Duck Trick Pics. –
5. Russia Beyond: What do average Russians think of Putin? –
6. Strategic Culture Foundation: Patrick Armstrong, What If Mainstream Media’s Message About Putin Was Delivered in Orwell’s Language? –
7. The Courier (UK): Academic to speak about Vladimir Putin in Dundee lecture.
8. Chatham House (UK): Andrew Wood, The Rocky Road to Replacing Vladimir Putin. The transition to Putin’s constitutionally scheduled replacement as president of Russia may be rougher than currently expected.
9. Vedomosti: Russian newspaper views poll on disrespect law.
10. Vedomosti: Russian study reveals ‘excessive bureaucracy’
11. Paul Goble: Record Numbers of Russians Have Positive View of Stalin, Levada Center Finds.
12. Ben Aris, Russia’s Ministry of Finance takes “manual control” over the most indebted regions
13. TASS: Medvedev lauds National Projects as ‘blueprint for Russia’s future’
14. TASS: Russian PM says practice of arresting businessmen during investigation must be restricted.
15. Russia becoming a leading world food supplier – Agriculture Ministry.
16. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: NATO gearing up for ‘Spring Storm’ in Baltics.
17. Moscow Times: Mark Galeotti, Russia and NATO Both Think Time Is on Their Side. Both sides show little readiness for compromise or pragmatism.
18. Valdai Discussion Club: Russia – EU: No Return to the Good Old Days, but New Ones May Come. –
19. Bear Market Blog: German investment hits 10-year high.
20. Strategic Culture Foundation: Brian Cloughley, Britain Tries to Confront Russia but Germany Is Being Sensible. –
21. Russian International Affairs Council: Timur Makhmutov, The Arctic: So Close and Yet Still Unknown –
22. TASS: Kommersant: Russia, Arab states discuss Middle East conflicts in Moscow.
23. Moscow Times: Sergei Seregichev, Business as Usual for Russia in Sudan. The end of al-Bashir does not signify the end of Russia in Sudan. –
24. New Ukraine survey confirms Zelenskiy’s landslide victory in second round.
25. TASS: Medvedchuk’s party to support Zelensky, if he strives for peace in Donbass.
26. Financial Times: Putin wants ‘normal’ Ukraine after election, says Kremlin ally. Leader of pro-Russia party ‘laments Russophobia and anti-Russian hysteria’
27. Bloomberg: Bureaucracy and Death Stalk Ukraine’s ‘Contact Line.’ The militarized border between government-controlled territory and Russia-backed separatists has created its own grim reality for those forced to cross.
28. The Atlantic: Nina Jankowicz, Ukraine’s Election Is an All-Out Disinformation Battle. Ahead of the presidential election, the campaigns themselves have become combatants in the information war. That’s exactly what Russia wants. (excerpt)
30. Wall Street Journal: Holman Jenkins, Can the Media Survive Mueller? What’s the future of news outlets that decided it wasn’t news if Steele was lying?

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