RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2015-#57 table of contents with links :: Monday 23 March 2015

Johnson’s Russia List JRL 2015-#57 :: Monday 23 March 2015
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1. Kyiv Post: Bernard Casey, Last chance for peace in Ukraine.
2. UNICEF: In eastern Ukraine children suffer as fighting breaks water supply.
3. Doctors Without Borders: Ukraine: Voices from the Front Line.
4. Kyiv Post: Stefan Huijboom, Civilians wait out war in Donetsk bomb shelters.
5. Sputnik: Hackers Reveal Drastic Plans in Ukraine to Brainwash Donbas ‘Idiots’
6. Halyna Mokrushyna, The Victory of National Democracy in Ukraine. And the Crushing of the Political Opposition.
7. Ukraine Today: President Poroshenko reveals 30% of Ukrainian conscripts deserted in early days of conflict.
8. Moscow Times: Fyodor Lukyanov, Crimea Is the Final Nail in the Soviet Union’s Coffin.
9. Gorbachev blames war in Ukraine on Perestroika failure and USSR breakup.
10. Business New Europe: Ben Aris, How to end the Ukraine conflict.
11. Fort Russ: EU Ukraine policy: “stupidity on a grand scale.” Interview with Richard Sakwa, in Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten.
12. Moscow Times: Poll: Russian Volunteer Fighters in Ukraine Enjoy Broad Support at Home.
13. Moscow Times: Poll: Record Number of Russians Reject Emigration.
14. Bloomberg: Matthew Winkler, Russia Rebounds, Despite Sanctions.
15. Russia Insider: Alexander Mercouris, What the Story of Putin’s “Disappearance” Says about How the West Misunderstands Russia. A story was spun out of thin air – simply because it fit the West’s fantasy about Russia torn by internal conflict.
16. Moscow Times: Josh Cohen, Is There Another Maidan Brewing in Ukraine?
17. Kenneth Rapoza, One Year After Russia Annexed Crimea, Locals Prefer Moscow To Kiev.
18. TASS: Most of Ukrainians no longer believe in Crimea’s returning to Ukraine.
19. Rossiyskaya Gazeta: Russian filmmaker interviewed on Crimea TV documentary. (Andrey Kondrashov)
20. Carnegie Moscow Center: BALÁZS JARÁBIK, Long Live Minsk II?
21. Moskovskiy Komsomolets: Russian expert decries Ukrainian bill on Donbass self-governance.
22. Robert Parry, Ukraine’s Poison Pill for Peace Talks.
23. Moscow website views claim that Kiev has agents in separatist leadership.
24. Sputnik: Ukraine’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ Wants 15-Year Prison Terms for Journalists.
25. Reuters: U.S. faces meager options for further Russia energy sanctions.
26. The National Interest: James Carden, Reckless: Obama’s Advisers Go Rogue. On the issue of Ukraine, the president has lost control over key administration officials.
27. The New Statesman (UK): David Clark, We can only stand up to Russian propaganda by being true to ourselves. Russian attempts to blame the West or Ukrainian fascists for the crisis in Ukraine are nonsense, but if we don’t stay true to our values, we’ll hand the Kremlin another PR victory.
28. The Independent (UK): Mary Dejevsky, Alexander Litvinenko murder inquiry: Suspect’s evidence could radically change the final outcome. Dmitri Kovtun’s 11th-hour request to testify could drastically change the inquiry’s results.
29. Russia Insider: Riley Waggaman, Hey, NYT! We Fixed Your “Scary Right-Wing Conference in Russia” Story. What could be more horrifying than fringe political groups congregating in a room in St. Petersburg for a single day? We have some ideas
30. Danielle Ryan, The Washington Post needs a reality check.
31. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs: Harley Balzer, THE UKRAINE INVASION AND PUBLIC OPINION.
32. The National Interest: Matthew Rojansky and Rachel S. Salzman, Debunked: Why There Won’t Be Another Cold War. The new generation doesn’t believe in a “New Cold War.”
33. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, The Moor Has Done His Duty. Russian Opposition Journalist Andrey Babitsky Discovers Western Freedom of Speech.
34. New York Times: In Putin’s Nationalist Russia, a Tolstoy as Cultural Diplomat.
35. Barnard Professor Catharine Nepomnyashchy Has Passed Away.


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