RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#201 table of contents with links :: Tuesday 23 September 2014

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JRL 2014-#201 :: Tuesday 23 September 2014

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1. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Ivan Savvine, Why study Russian? It’s not all politics.
2. Esquire: Mark Bennetts, On The Terraces At Football’s Most Dangerous Derby. “Ukraine’s “ultras” are among the world’s most notorious football hooligans.”
3. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, Crackdown in Ukraine sullies its democratic aspirations.
4. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, Hard choices await a war-weary Ukraine. Lingering fighting and economic disarray have left Ukraine divided not only between east and west, but even among patriotic Ukrainians at odds about what to do next.
5. Kyiv Post: Hryvnia’s all-time low reflects population’s panic.
6. Reuters: Ukraine crisis risks recession for Europe: El-Erian.
7. AFP: Ukraine rebels plan votes despite truce.
8. Business New Europe: Liam Halligan, A lasting ceasefire, temporary sanctions.
9. Al Jazeera: In Pictures: Destruction in Ukraine’s Luhansk. More than 500 people have been killed in the contested city, where a shaky ceasefire holds.
10. AFP: Living on Ukraine frontline, trying to make sense of war.
11. Mark Adomanis, Ukrainians Still Don’t Want To Join NATO.
12. Robert Parry, High Cost of Bad Journalism on Ukraine.
13. Reuters: Putin warns Ukraine against implementing EU deal -letter.
14. Russia Direct: Oleg Buklemishev, The Kremlin’s dream to survive Western sanctions: Utopia or reality? Russia’s plan to build an alternative financial system and seek out new sources of financing for domestic companies might backfire. It is unnecessarily expensive and risky.
15. Russia Direct: Pietro Shakarian, Sanctions against Russia are dividing Europe more than you think. Instead of a European community acting in concert to punish Russia for its actions in Ukraine, there is a growing diversity of viewpoints on the Ukrainian crisis.
16. Business New Europe: Ben Aris, INTERVIEW: Russia’s Valdai Club – searching for a middle path.
17. Mark Adomanis, Ukraine’s Delusions.
18. Adam Locksley, 4 reasons why Poroshenko should be really worried.
19. Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor: Vladimir Socor, Ukrainian Leaders Walk Away From Law on Self-Administration in Occupied Territories.
20. Ukraine’s foreign minister calling for ‘Coalition of Freedom’
21. The Atlantic: Jeffrey Tayler, The Seething Anger of Putin’s Russia.
22. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Nikolai Gorshkov, How it feels to lose your country. People who grew up as Soviet citizens know what it means to lose their sense of identity.

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