RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#194 table of contents with links :: Thursday 4 September 2014

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Johnson’s Russia List
JRL 2014-#194 :: Thursday 4 September 2014
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Ukraine & Russia

1. Moscow Times: Poll: Most Russians Would Sacrifice Booze and Cigarettes to Hurt West.
2. Moscow Times: Poll: More Russians View Ukrainians Negatively.
3. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, Are NATO and Russia setting the fuse for a hot war? NATO’s plans for a ‘rapid response’ force, in combination with the Kremlin’s intention to declare NATO an ‘adversary’ of Russia, could inadvertently spur open conflict.
4. www.rt.com: Kiev & self-defense forces ready for Friday ceasefire if Minsk talks successful.
5. Kremlin.ru: Answers to journalists’ questions following a working visit to Mongolia.
6. Interfax: “Putin plan” on Ukraine only a proposal on priority measures – spokesman.
7. Interfax-Ukraine: Ukrainian premier slams Putin’s peace plan for troubled east.
8. RIA Novosti: Lavrov: Russia Ready to Explain Provisions of Putin’s Plan on Ukraine in Details.
9. Wall Street Journal: Putin Sets Out Peace Terms for Ukraine. Russian Plan Would Freeze Separatists’ Gains; Kiev Ready to Negotiate.
10. Business New Europe: Ceasefire called in Ukraine.
11. RIA Novosti: Donetsk, Luhansk Leaders Say Ready to Order Ceasefire Friday If Peace Plan Agreed.
11a. Facebook: Alexander Mercouris, The Ukraine–Entering the End Game.
12. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Fyodor Lukyanov. Talking past each other: The crisis of political thought exposed by Ukraine The Ukrainian conflict has brought about a collision of interests between Russia and the West that is being exacerbated by the drastically different approaches of the two sides, writes Fyodor Lukyanov. To talk of a “point of no return” is unconstructive and ignores the complex reality of international negotiations and conflict resolution, he argues
13. New York Times: Anatol Lieven, A Way Out for Ukraine and Russia.
14. Deutsche Welle: Ex-general: NATO has failed blatantly in Ukraine. A former top German military officer has accused NATO of grave mistakes with regard to Russia in the Ukraine crisis. It’s high time the two sides talked, retired general Harald Kujat tells DW.
15. The National Interest: Nicolai Petro, How We Won the Cold War, but Lost the Peace. “The key emotional and cognitive transformation that must be achieved, and that was not achieved by this first post-Cold War generation, is to recognize that Russia is an inalienable part of Europe.”
16. Wall Street Journal: EU Moves to Temper Putin ‘Two Weeks to Kiev’ Row. EU Official Says Comments Were Made Public Out of Context.
17. The Nation: Pietro A. Shakarian, Is Ukraine on the Brink of Tragedy?
18. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Press Digest: Putin outlines peace plan; have militias sabotaged gas lines?
19. Moscow Times: Pyotr Romanov, Clashing Civilizations in Modern Ukraine.
20. Paul Goble: Window on Eurasia: New Confrontation between Russia and the West Will Last a Long Time, Karaganov Warns.
21. Voice of Russia: Ukraine: What can we expect moving forward? (with Peter Lavelle, Mary Dejevsky, Christopher Walker, Domitilla Sagramoso, and Ben Aris)
22. Moscow Times: Islamic State to Putin: We Are on Our Way to Russia.
23. Moscow Times: Konstantin Sonin, Russia Can’t Afford War.
24. Financial Times: Western diplomats consider boycott of Russia 2018 World Cup
25. Financial Times: Leaked Russia sanctions paper: the excerpts.
26. RFE/RL: Ukraine Looks To Stalin Era To Root Out Spies.
27. Kyiv Post: Yatsenyuk: ‘The peace we must attain through battle’
28. ITAR-TASS: Ukrainian troops continue artillery strikes on Donetsk.
29. Izvestia: Peace is war. Journalist Maksim Kononenko on what the war party in Ukraine wants and why Russia should not accommodate its wishes.
30. Kyiv Post: Dmitry Tymchuk’s military blog: Russian troops will take advantage of pause to reinforce their positions.
31. Antiwar.com: Justin Raimondo, Our Cold War With Russia Could Turn Hot.
32. PONARS Eurasia: Olexiy Haran and Petro Burkovsky, The Poroshenko Phenomenon: Elections and Challenges Ahead.
33. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, Ukraine Takes Another $1.39 Billion from International Monetary Fund–$3 Billion in IMF Cash Already Sent Offshore–Insiders Suspected in Heist.

Russia

34. Kremlin.ru: Meeting on flood relief efforts.
35. Forbes.com: Mark Adomanis, 8 Things Masha Gessen Got Wrong About Russian Demography.
36. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Russian Economic Ministry downgrades forecast for 2014.
37. ITAR-TASS: Western sanctions prompt Russia to turn east in search of partners.
38. Moscow Times: Study Finds Russian Women Spend Most Time in Front of Mirror.
39. Moscow Times: Majority of Russia’s Urban Population Is Breathing Highly Polluted Air.
40. Moscow Times: Russian Human Rights Council Attempts to Scrap Fines for ‘Foreign Agent’ NGOs.
41. Moscow Times: Justice Ministry Adds Nuclear Research Center to ‘Foreign Agents’ List.
42. PONARS Eurasia: Vladimir Gelman, The Troubled Rebirth of Political Opposition in Russia.
43. www.opendemocracy.net: Aleksandr Chornykh, What the FSB is doing in Russian universities.
44. Moscow Times: Fewer Russians Blame Authorities for Deaths in Beslan Attack.
45. Moscow Times: Decade After Beslan, Questions Remain Unanswered.
46. Carnegie Moscow Center: Alexey Malashenko, A Decade After, Terrorism Remains a Threat.
47. Moscow Times: John Freedman, Lyubimovka Marks Real Start of Theater Season.

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