RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#207 table of contents with links :: Friday 3 October 2014

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Johnson’s Russia List
JRL 2014-#207:: Friday 3 October 2014
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Ukraine

1. Moscow Times: Fyodor Lukyanov, Russia Has No Way Back From Sanctions War.
2. RIA Novosti: Biden Says US Forced EU Countries to Impose Sanctions Against Russia.
3. RIA Novosti: Alexander Mercouris, Why EU Sanctions Are Illegal and Why That Won’t Change Anything.
4. Interfax-Ukraine: Lustration will affect 94 percent of senior Ukrainian fiscal officers-chief.
5. www.rt.com: Swiss Red Cross worker killed in shelling from Kiev-controlled position – Moscow.
6. Interfax: Donetsk center shelled repeatedly on Thursday.
7. AP: Ukraine wary of fragile peace as patriotism surges.
8. Kyiv Post: Ukraine’s Fighters Face Tough Winter.
9. TASS: Moscow surprised by Kiev’s claims of ‘growing xenophobia’ in Russia.
10. www.opendemocracy.net: Alexandr Litoy, Putin’s International Brigades. The Donbas separatists have been fighting the Ukrainian army with the help of volunteers from all over the world – like the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-9.
11. Interfax: Still too early to say that militia controls Donetsk airport – DPR source.
12. Business New Europe: EU mulls tougher sanctions on Russia as Donbass rebels advance.
13. RIA Novosti: US to ‘Roll Back’ Sanctions Against Russia if It Fulfills Minsk Agreement.
14. Transitions Online: Sergiy Rachinsky, Special Status Quo. Analysis: Kyiv’s concessions to Ukraine’s rebel regions simply enshrine in law an order that has existed for years.
15. Washington Post: Ukraine’s refugees in Russia are there to stay, in new twist for conflict.
16. www.rt.com: Gazprom accuses Poland, Hungary, Slovakia of rerouting Russian gas to Ukraine.
17. www.rt.com: ‘US troop buildup in E. Europe symbolic gesture to Russia over Ukraine’
18. Izvestia: Anastasiya Kravchenko, Ukraine could develop nuclear bomb in 10 years. Country could develop ‘dirty bomb’ much more quickly, military experts believe.
19. Bloomberg: War Severs Ukraine’s Industrial Arteries as Economy Sinks.
20. The National Interest: James Carden, Will the Ukraine Crisis Tank Europe’s Fragile Economy? We will see soon enough just how high a price the governments of the eurozone are willing to pay for Kiev’s “European choice.”
21. Business New Europe: Poroshenko talks reform with foreign investors.
22. BBC Monitoring: Ukraine: Guide to parliamentary election 26 Oct 2014.
23. www.rt.com: Bryan MacDonald, A journalist’s duty is to inform. Have western press forgotten this in Ukraine?

Russia

24. TASS: Russian parliament to decide on Day of Polite People – Kremlin.
25. Moscow Times: Tolstoy’s Canadian Doukhobors Return to Russia Over 100 Years After Fleeing.
26. RIA Novosti: Putin: Russia Has Reserves to Implement Budget Plans Regardless of Global Trends.
27. New York Times: Putin Trumpets Economic Strength, but Advisers Seem Less Certain.
28. Business New Europe: Ben Aris, The problem with Russia’s investment story is there isn’t one.
29. Kremlin.ru: Russia Calling! Investment Forum. (transcript continued)
30. Moscow Times: Sberbank’s Gref: Inefficiency Crippling Russia’s Development Efforts.
31. Interfax: Russia not planning to limit internet traffic, nationalize domains – minister.
32. Wall Street Journal: How Russia’s Debt and Currency Markets Could Spiral into Crisis.
33. The Economist: Russia’s economy. On the edge of recession. The West’s sanctions are hitting a contracting economy.
34. www.rt.com: Alexander Yakovenko, Russia in global nuclear energy market.
35. RIA Novosti: Russia to Develop School Exchange Programs With Europe, Asia: Education Ministry.
36. Christian Science Monitor: Fred Weir, Latest US-Russia tie to be severed? Student exchanges.
37. Moscow Times: How to Become a Russian Spy.
38. Paul Goble: Window on Eurasia: Russians View Certain Rights as Inalienable but are Ready to Give Them Up, ‘Nezavisimaya Gazeta’ Says.
39. New York Times: Russian Dissident Opens New Chapter in His Anti-Putin Movement. Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Ex-Oil Tycoon, Plans to Lead Political Movement.
40. Carnegie Moscow Center: Alexei Arbatov, The Problem of ISIS as the Prism of Contemporary Politics.
41. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Press Digest SPECIAL: What is Russia’s perspective on Hong Kong protests? RBTH presents a special review of reports from Russian media on the pro-democracy protests taking place in Hong Kong, featuring analysis from several leading publications.
42. Bloomberg: Putin Lures Russia Scholars With Chilled Vodka, Raw Octopus. (re Valdai Discussion Club)
43. New York Times: 2015 Oscars: With Russia’s Unexpected Choice, Foreign-Language Race Takes Shape.
44. The New Yorker: Masha Gessen, Life and Letters. The Weight of Words. One of Russia’s most famous writers confronts the state. Lyudmila Ulitskaya has become a voice of moral authority, tackling in her novels topics that make many Russians uncomfortable.

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia Map of Commonwealth of Independent States, European Portion