RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#213 table of contents with links :: Monday 13 October 2014

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Johnson’s Russia List
JRL 2014-#213:: Monday 13 October 2014
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Ukraine

1. Kyiv Post: From blankets to buckwheat, candidates use bribes to win voters.
2. Carnegie Moscow Center: BALÁZS JARÁBIK, Indian Summer: Ukraine Before the Elections.
3. Reuters: Ukraine conflict hampers recovery of sick children.
4. RFE/RL: On The Front Lines In Donetsk, Life Is Both Normal — And Far From It.
5. The Globe and Mail (Canada): Russian-speaking Ukrainians head to Russia to flee fighting in Donetsk.
6. RFE/RL: In Western Ukraine, Attitudes Cooling Toward IDPs.
7. RIA Novosti: Six Months of Fratricide War in Donbas.
8. Reuters: Ukraine to launch ‘full clean-out’ of corrupt officials.
9. www.rt.com: ‘Almost lynching’: Radicals attack Ukrainian officials, throw into trash bins.
10. Reuters: Ukraine leader says expects tough talks with Putin next week.
11. Kyiv Post: Petro Poroshenko: What we have achieved and still have to do for peace in the east.
12. New York Times: As Putin Talks Near, Both Sides Take Steps to Defuse Ukraine Tension.
13. Wall Street Journal: Moscow, Kiev Take Steps to Ease Tensions.
14. Reuters: Ukraine’s Poroshenko proposes new defence minister as election nears.
15. Business New Europe: Poroshenko fires commanders of Ukraine’s failed “anti-terrorist operation”
16. Bloomberg: Ukraine Says Russian Troops Pulling Back from Border.
17. Business New Europe: Putin orders troops on Ukraine border to pull back, as separatist leader reported gunned down.
18. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Press Digest: Have Moscow and Kiev made secret agreements over Donbass?
19. Moscow Times: Vladimir Frolov, Border Control Is Vital For Ukrainian Stability
20. www.rt.com: MH17 crash: Ukraine security chief says missile only Kiev has may be found at crash site.
21. www.rt.com: Kiev secretly received data from MH17 crash investigators – Ukrainian hacktivists.
22. Kyiv Post: Ex-Donetsk governor says his successor has a lot to learn.
23. New York Times: Aviation Giant Is Nearly Grounded in Ukraine.
24. www.opendemocracy.net: Leonid Ragozin, Down with Lenin! As they are toppled one after another in cities across the country, statues of Lenin are becoming an endangered species in Ukraine. But Lenin the political symbol is still alive and kicking.
25. Sergei Roy: Ukraine: An Apprehensive Bird’s View.

Russia

26. Reuters: What crisis? Russians keep calm for now as rouble slide gathers pace.
27. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Chances of Ebola epidemic reaching Russia are slim, say researchers.
28. Interfax: Poll: Russians use Internet to find out news, watch movies and connect with friends.
29. Bloomberg: Russia Spending $6 Billion Not Enough to Stop Ruble Rout on Oil.
30. Russia Insider: Eric Kraus, The Russian Economy: Damn the Torpedoes – Half-speed ahead! The economy is in surprisingly good shape, but corporate governance needs to improve, and Russia could get dragged down by a sinking EU.
31. Interfax: Russians account decline in ruble exchange rate to intl developments – poll.
32. Reuters: Russia on track to let rouble float freely – central bank chief.
33. Moscow Times: Justice Ministry Moves to Liquidate Renowned Human Rights Group Memorial.
34. Paul Goble: Window on Eurasia: Ukrainian War Radicalizing Russian Extreme Right, ‘Nezavisimaya’ Warns.
35. Ekho Moskvy (Moscow): Russian journalist responds to warning that her article was “extremist.” (Yuliya Latynina)
36. Wall Street Journal: Russian Rock Stars Run Afoul of Kremlin Over Ukraine. After Playing for Ukrainian Refugees, Andrei Makarevich Denounced as ‘Traitor’
37. www.rt.com: Defense Ministry refutes press report on creating massive reserve army.
38. Russia Direct: Media focuses on Russia’s controversial bill to protect oligarchs. Russian media roundup: This week the Russian media paid close attention to a controversial draft law in the Russian State Duma and new law signed by the President of Ukraine.
39. Reuters: Russian oil shift east accelerates, dictated by politics.
40. Bloomberg: Putin Deals China Winning Hand as Sanctions Power Rival.
41. RIA Novosti: Lavrov: Moscow Opposes Following ‘Primitive Scenario’ of Confrontation With West.
42. Moscow Times: Pyotr Romanov, What Russians Really Think About NATO.
43. Russia Beyond the Headlines: A new nuclear arms race? The current breakdown in bilateral relations between the U.S. and Russia has brought a return to rhetoric and attitudes previously associated with the Cold War.
44. Kommersant : Senior Russian diplomat interviewed on withdrawal from US exchange program.
45. Moscow Times: Natalia Antonova, Russia Is Right About Syria.
46. Business New Europe: Tim Ash, Letter from America.
47. Washington Post: Western sanctions for Ukraine conflict hurt Russian economy, open up rifts.
48. Washington Post: Jackson Diehl, Eastern Europeans are bowing to Putin’s power.
49. Moscow Times: John Freedman, Honored Burials, Mass Grave for Theater Greats.

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