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