RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2014-#218 table of contents with links :: Monday 20 October 2014

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JRL 2014-#218 :: Monday 18 October 2014

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1. Anna Nemtsova, Why Are Swastikas Hot In West Ukraine? Ceasefires don’t erase history: The hatreds left by Nazi and Soviet occupations 70 and 80 years ago continue to play out on Ukraine’s streets and battlefields.
2. Kyiv Post: Ukrainian Insurgent Army: Myths and facts.
3. Euromaidan Press: Poroshenko: ‘UPA are heroes,’ will consider giving veterans legal status.
4. The Washington Post:: Anne Applebaum, The myth of Russian humiliation. Humiliation didn’t cause Moscow’s aggression.
5. TASS: Lavrov: Russia cannot lose Ukraine.
6. RIA Novosti: Lavrov: Western Sanctions’ Goal is to Change Russia, Not to Settle Ukrainian Crisis.
7. Washington Post: Carl Levin and James Inhofe, Give Ukraine the weapons it needs for self-defense.
8. New York Times: Conflict Uncovers a Ukrainian Identity Crisis Over Deep Russian Roots.
9. Carnegie Moscow Center: Dmitri Trenin, Paying for Ukraine.
10. Moscow Times: Mark Adomanis, West Needs to Put Up or Shut Up About Ukraine.
11. Russia Insider: Ukrainian Economy Collapses In Third Quarter.
12. RIA Novosti: Ukrainian president “recognized by everyone” – Russian foreign minister.
13. Business New Europe: Masked men again attack Akhmetov’s Zaporizhstal steel plant.
14. Euromaidan Press: Yarosh: I can send several battalions to Kyiv and resolve the government issue.
15. Reuters: Ukraine’s ‘pitchfork’ populist could be wild card in new line-up. (Oleh Lyashko)
16. RIA Novosti: Time Running out for Election Monitors, Registering Ahead of Ukrainian Parliament Polls.
17. Ukraine: Euromaidan’s heroes run for parliament in bid for reform. Young reformists running for parliament attempt to rally the nation’s youth in fight against corruption, for democracy.
18. RIA Novosti: Ukraine No Less Corrupt under Poroshenko: Experts.
19. Ground zero in the battle for Ukraine: Donetsk airport.
20. Mark Adomanis, Ukraine Is Not “More United Than Ever”
21. RFE/RL: Russian Rights Ombudswoman Slams EU Over Ukraine Silence.
22. RIA Novosti: No Proof of Mass Killings in Eastern Ukraine: Amnesty International.
23. Vera Graziadei, No Justice for East Ukrainians.
24. Germany’s intel agency says MH17 downed by Ukraine militia – report.
25. Interfax: Ukraine rebels reject German reports blaming them for downing flight MH17.
26. Reuters: Hope and obstacles as Russia and Ukraine seek gas deal.
27. Business New Europe: Ukraine and Russia move close to gas agreement, want IMF to pay bill.
28. Facebook: Alexander Mercouris, Deadlock and Gas Talks in Milan.
29. Russia Insider: Gilbert Doctorow, Russia’s Strongest Support in Europe is From the Progressive Left.
30. Bryan MacDonald, When lies and half-truths rule the Washington op-ed pages, danger lurks.


31. TASS: Aggression, hostility common among Russians.
32. Answers to journalists’ questions following visit to Italy.
33. Moscow Times: Specter of ’98 Default Haunts Russians as Ruble Weakens
34. Reuters: In rouble crisis, Putin gets a helping hand from state TV.
35. Business New Europe: Ben Aris, Growth in Russia is in the toilet.
36. Oil prices won’t recover above $100 – Russian Finance Ministry.
37. Financial Times: Sergei Guriev, Russia can withstand lower oil prices but not for very long. The government will have either to cut spending or raise taxes.
38. Patrick Young, Moscow: an innovators paradise.
39. Grigorii Gritsenko, Stimulating the Russian economy. The dividing line between market liberals and supporters of active state intervention in the Russian economy has considerably shifted.
40. Financial Times editorial: Controlling the past and future in Russia. Putin puts the heat on Memorial, a brave human rights group.
41. Moscow Times: Censorship Fears Mount as Officials Move to Tackle ‘Negativity’ in Russian Media.
42. Khodorkovsky expecting large-scale civil war in Russia.
43. Paul Goble: Window on Eurasia: Russia’s ‘Era of Freedom’ has Come to an End, Academician Says.
44. Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs: David Speedie, Needs Work: A Troubled U.S.-Russia Relationship.
45. Russia Insider: Vladimir Kozin, Cold War 2.0: How It Started and How to End It.
46. Mysterious ‘Russian sub’ off Sweden may be Dutch – Defense Ministry source.
47. State Department Contractor Breaks Russian Visa Law, Whines When Caught.
48. Moscow Times: Ivan Sukhov, Russia Should Be More Involved in Middle East.
49. Reuters: Defying Russia, Georgia to host NATO training center: minister.
50. Pietro A. Shakarian, Russia and Georgia: In Search of a Caucasian Peace.
51. The Atlantic: Anne Applebaum, Understanding Stalin. Russian archives reveal that he was no madman, but a very smart and implacably rational ideologue.

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