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

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Johnson’s Russia List
JRL 2014-#218 :: Monday 18 October 2014
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Ukraine

1. www.thedailybeast.com: 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. http://america.aljazeera.com: 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. USAToday.com: Ground zero in the battle for Ukraine: Donetsk airport.
20. http://readrussia.com.: 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. http://veragraziadei.com: Vera Graziadei, No Justice for East Ukrainians.
24. www.rt.com: 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. www.rt.com: Bryan MacDonald, When lies and half-truths rule the Washington op-ed pages, danger lurks.

Russia

31. TASS: Aggression, hostility common among Russians.
32. Kremlin.ru: 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. www.rt.com: 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. www.rt.com: Patrick Young, Moscow: an innovators paradise.
39. www.opendemocracy.net/Polit.ru: 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. Pravda.ru: 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. www.rt.com: Mysterious ‘Russian sub’ off Sweden may be Dutch – Defense Ministry source.
47. www.moonofalabama.org: 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. http://reconsideringrussia.org: 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.

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