RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#214 table of contents with links :: Tuesday 14 October 2014
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JRL 2014-#214 :: Tuesday 15 October 2014
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1. The National Interest: Paul Saunders, How Russia Sees the Ukraine Crisis. Can a compromise be found?
2. TASS: Events in Ukraine signal deep crisis in international law – Putin.
3. RIA Novosti: Lavrov: Window of Possibility for Ukrainian Crisis Settlement Now Open.
4. Reuters: Protesters clash with police in Ukraine capital, throw smoke bombs.
5. AP: Clashes erupt outside Ukraine’s parliament in Kiev.
6. Business New Europe: Ukrainian National Guard marches on presidential administration.
7. RIA Novosti: Ukrainian Nationalists’ Long Ascent to New Heights of Power.
8. www.rt.com: Shells, blasts, rubble: Inside Donetsk airport battle zone.
9. RFE/RL: Defense Minister: Kyiv’s Least Secure Job.
10. TASS: Ukraine’s third defense minister in six months sure sign military is demoralized.
11. Russia Insider: Alexander Mercouris, Here’s Why Reports of Kiev Wildly Understating Casualties Are Probably Correct.
12. Business New Europe: Teneo, Poroshenko will play up crisis easing ahead of elections.
13. RIA Novosti: Kiev Setting ‘Absurd’ Conditions in Gas Talks: Senior Russian Lawmaker.
14. Russia Insider: The Saker, Is the US Getting Ready to Dump Poroshenko? It looks like Poroshenko’s days are numbered. His most likely replacement? The extreme right.
15. Reuters: Ukraine finance minister sees no need for more IMF funds.
16. Moscow Times: Matthew Kupfer, Language Continues to Divide Ukraine.
17. Valdai Discussion Club: Rostislav Ishchenko, Ukraine-EU: Difficult Relations.
18. Kyiv Post: Vitaliy Yarema: Lustration is a discussion we have to continue. General Prosecutor Vitaliy Yarema argues that Ukraine’s lustration law is bad, and will not have the effect of cleansing of the government.
19. Vice News: Harriet Salem, Ukraine’s Oligarchs: A Who’s Who Guide.
20. Moscow Times: Crimea to Hold First Census Since Russian Annexation.
21. RIA Novosti: Ukraine’s Parliament Speaker Signs Law on Special Status of Donbas Regions.
22. Eurasian Geopolitics: Edward Walker, Eastern Ukraine: A slow and painful freezing of a not-yet-frozen conflict.
23. Euromaidan Press: Nemtsov: Putin’s 9 failures and the death of the ‘Novorossiya’ project.
24. Russia Insider: Prize-Winning US Documentary: West Implicated in January Massacre Which Started Ukraine Crisis.
25. www.rt.com: Five Ukraine war tragedies: Questions unanswered, investigation drawn out.
26. Euromaidan Press: Kirill Mikhailov, Five eerie similarities between “pro-Russian rebels” in East Ukraine and ISIS.
27. The Vineyard of the Saker: Ukraine SITREP October 14th, 00:45 UTC/Zulu: Dark clouds over Novorussia.
28. Interfax: Europeans may have ancestors in Siberia – Russian Academy of Sciences.
29. TASS: Russia goes ahead with struggle against smoking delicately but persistently.
30. TASS: Russian Human Rights Council head urges Putin to demilitarize public mind.
31. Moskovskiy Komsomolets: Russian human rights official interviewed before meeting with Putin.
32. Interfax: Russia will protect itself from Western sanctions by long-term measures, says Lavrov.
33. Russia Direct: As the price of oil drops, so do hopes for Russia’s economic future. Russian and foreign experts give their opinions about whether or not a recent drop in oil prices will be precarious for Russia’s weakening economy.
34. Business New Europe: Fears of a Russian credit crunch greatly exaggerated, say analysts.
35. Interfax: Gref: Central Bank ruble policy ‘optimal’
36. RIA Novosti: New Retaliatory Steps to Western Sanctions Not on Russia’s Agenda: Industry Minister.
37. AFP: West to learn if sanctions softened Russia on Ukraine.
38. www.rt.com: West will soon drop sanctions- Russian Economy Minister.
39. Interfax: EU will review Russia sanctions in late October – head of EU Delegation.
40. www.rt.com: Rights activists seek tougher punishment for bribery.
41. RFE/RL: Five Important Things That Memorial’s Done (And Is Still Doing) For Russia.
42. Deutsche Welle: Russia warns dissident Novaya Gazeta over Hitler crack.
43. Euromaidan Press: If Russia isn’t the West, then what is she? Full text of article accused of extremism and censored in Russia. Article by Yulia Latynina.
44. Moscow Times: Russia Plans Giant State Oil Services Company to Replace Western Firms.
45. www.jdsupra.com: Corruption and Compliance In Russia: A Long Term View. (inteview with Anatoly Yakorev, Director at the Center for Business Ethics & Compliance)
46. Moscow Times: WWF: Russia Only G8 Member With Growing Biocapacity.
47. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Russia vows to reduce hazardous emissions to 70-75% of 1990 levels by 2030.
48. AFP: Moscow and Beijing ‘natural allies’ Putin tells China.
49. Reuters: Russia signs deals with China to help weather sanctions.
50. Business New Europe: Russia signs raft of deals with China.
51. Carnegie Moscow Center: PETR TOPYCHKANOV, The West Should Not Reject Russia’s Assistance in Afghanistan.
52. Wall Street Journal: Hillary Clinton: Putin Must Be Kept Contained.
53. TASS: “Visa curtain” in front of Russian scientists is caricature of Cold War – experts.
54. Reuters: With a parade for Putin, Serbia walks a tightrope.
55. www.opendemocracy.net: Neil Melvin, Nagorno-Karabakh: the not-so-frozen conflict. In recent months, the ‘frozen’ Karabakh conflict has been more fire than ice. With outside powers stoking the flames, what are the chances of finally securing peace?