RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#95 :: Thursday, 6 June 2019
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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#95 :: Thursday, 6 June 2019
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1. Russian International Affairs Council: Andrey Kortunov, Who Will Build the New World Order? Speech at the 5th International Conference “Russia and China: Cooperation in a New Era” – russiancouncil.ru/en/analytics-and-comments/analytics/who-will-build-the-new-world-order/
2. Spring Capital: Russia Under Sanctions – Impact and Adaptation. (excerpt)
3. Defusing the Nuclear Threat: Martin Hellman, D-Day+70: Time to Repay an Overdue Debt of Gratitude.
4. Reuters: Russia to West: D-Day wasn’t decisive in ending World War Two.
5. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Daily views poor economic situation, falling incomes in Russia.
6. New York Times: Putin Aims to Revive the Economy With a Plan. And Pianos.
7. Moscow Times: Russia’s Top Auditor Kudrin Blasts Corruption in Legal System.
8. TASS: Russia retains state control in strategic sectors of economy, says Kremlin.
9. Reuters: Russia’s Sechin Accuses U.S. of Using Energy as Political Weapon.
10. CNBC.com: Russia kicks off economic forum, but its wealth is on shaky ground.
11. Financial Times: Calvey fraud case casts pall over Putin’s St Petersburg summit. High-profile western visitors largely absent as Baring Vostok chief remains under arrest.
12. Moscow Times/Vedomosti: Why Reading the Kremlin’s Code Language Has Become so Difficult. Constant infighting between different factions is resulting in confusing signals being sent out – as in the case of investor Michael Calvey.
13. Vedomosti: Paper on reports of pollster method change to boost Putin rating.
14. PRI.org: Generation Putin. After decades in the shadows, Russia’s feminists grab their spotlight.
15. www.rt.com: Turning its back on greenback: Russia slashes share of US dollar in international reserves.
16. Wall Street Journal: Russia’s Sovcomflot Says Arctic Sailings Will Become Routine. CEO of the state-owned shipping giant says melting polar ice will draw more ship operators to Siberian waters.
17. TASS: Putin for creating common rules of using communication resources.
18. Russia Beyond: How average Russians reacted to HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ – rbth.com/lifestyle/330468-russians-watch-hbo-chernobyl
19. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: American pressure pushes Russia, China closer.
20. Xinhua: Close China-Russia ties good for global stability – paper.
21. Financial Times: Russia strengthens China ties in defiance of bellicose Trump. Putin and Xi build on developing alliance to combat US trade war and sanctions.
22. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, Russia And China Only Look Like They Are Becoming Buddies. It’s Mostly Talk.
23. Kremlin.ru: Press statements following Russian-Chinese talks.
24. The National Interest: Lyle Goldstein, Chinese Nuclear Armed Submarines in Russian Arctic Ports? It Could Happen. What once seemed completely farfetched has now evidently become a topic of semi-serious discussion.
25. RFE/RL: Putin Says Russia Prepared To Drop Arms Control Treaty If U.S. Not Interested In Renewal.
26. Sic Semper Tyrannis: Is Bolton Trashing Yet Another Arms Control Agreement? – turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2019/06/is-bolton-trashing-yet-another-arms-control-agreement.html#more
27. Interfax: Putin’s visit to Rome, meeting with Pope Francis being prepared – Peskov.
28. Meduza: Frolov: The U.S.-Israel-Russia is a chance for Moscow to find out what it’s worth to Trump in Iran.
29. www.rt.com: Behind the scenes, John Kerry deemed Crimea referendum legit, but urged a repeat – Lavrov.
30. TASS: Kommersant: Zelensky’s first foreign tour offers glimpse at Kiev’s future policies.
31. TASS: Putin calls on London to turn the page in relations with Moscow.
32. The Blog Mire: Rob Slane, The New York Times Tries to Get Itself Out of the Duckgate Hole Using a Spade. – theblogmire.com/the-new-york-times-tries-to-get-itself-out-of-duckgate-using-a-spade/
33. Moon of Alabama: Odd NYT ‘Correction’ Exculpates British Government And CIA From Manipulating Trump Over Skripal Novichok Incident. (excerpt) – moonofalabama.org/2019/06/odd-nyt-correction-exculpates-british-government-and-cia-from-manipulating-trump-over-skripal-novich.html
34. www.checkpointasia.net: Growing Evidence That Putin Is Behind the ‘Game of Thrones’ Debacle.
35. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Paul Stronski, Nine Things to Know About Kazakhstan’s Election.