RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2015-#67 table of contents with links :: Johnson’s Russia List – Monday, April 6, 2015

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2015-#67 :: Monday 6 April 2015
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Russia

1. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Sexism in Russia: On the retreat but still a long way to go
2. http://readrussia.com: Marina Pustilnik, Russia’s Chickgate: Feminism, Political Correctness and Disconnect from Reality.
3. Moscow Times: Mark Adomanis, U.S. Should Think Twice Before Criticizing Russia. The ‘whataboutism’ phenomenon is by no means exclusively Russian.
4. www.rt.com: Russian attitude to the West still bad with tendency for changes – poll.
5. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Domestic political stability in Russia depends on Ukraine – report. A newly published report titled “Between Crimea and the Crisis” puts forward two scenarios of Russia’s future, both of which predict serious domestic upheavals. Everything hinges on the outcome of the Ukrainian conflict. How likely are these scenarios? RBTH investigates.
6. Bloomberg: Ruble whipsaws top forecasters as worst currency becomes best.
7. Los Angeles Times: Russian middle class watches relative prosperity fade away.
8. Moscow Times: Russia’s Shrinking Services Sector Less Miserable Than Before.
9. Interfax: Russian inflation slows to 1.2% in March, annual rises to 16.9% – Rosstat.
10. Moscow Times: John Freedman, Soviet-Style Censorship Returns to Russian Arts.
11. Vedomosti: Continuation of Ukraine crisis may keep Putin’s rating high “for while” – expert. (Mikhail Dmitriyev)
12. www.williampfaff.com: William Pfaff, Putin and the Neo-Conservatives.
13. AFP: A year on, Putin’s Ukraine gamble brings mixed results.
14. Vedomosti: Russian political analysts regard fourth term for Putin as “self-evident”
15. TASS: Russian Far East lures investors.
16. New York Times: Kamchatka, Home to Russian Version of Alaska Iditarod, Frets Over Growth.
17. Moscow Times: Russian Political Opposition Uniting for 2016 Parliamentary Elections.
18. Moscow Times: Russia Shouldn’t Put All Its Middle East Eggs in Iran’s Basket, Warn Experts.
19. Russia Direct: Yury Barmin, Russia’s Yemen strategy comes into focus. While Russia maintains close contact with all conflicting sides in Yemen, it has thus far been non-committal about which side it supports. That could change, however, if the crisis begins to escalate further.
20. Business New Europe: Russia takes over presidency of BRICS group.
21. Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies: On Russian Visas for Researchers.
22. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, BOOK REVIEW. OVERCOMING THE SOVIET LEGACY.
23. Reuters: Russian court refuses to rehabilitate Soviet-era commissar Yagoda.
24. AFP: Trolling for Putin: Russia’s information war explained.
25. Counterpunch.org: Brian Cloughley, The Rising Swell of Anti-Russian Propaganda. NATO is Building Up for War.
26. Wall Street Journal: As Tensions With West Rise, Russia Increasingly Rattles Nuclear Saber. Bellicose rhetoric has soared since start of Ukraine conflict to rival Cold War levels.
27. Russia Insider: The Saker, Russia Is Still Ready for War – Even Nuclear.

Ukraine

28. Paul Goble: 18 of 20 Ukraine’s Ministers Now Speak English Up from Two in Yanukovich Regime.
29. Zik (Ukraine): Russia prepares terrorist acts in eastern Ukraine on Easter – SBU colonel.
30. Reuters: Russia’s Lavrov Calls for Pull-Back of More Weapons in Ukraine.
31. AP: Russia’s role in Ukraine seen as shifting from sending troops to training rebels.
32. AFP: After a year at war, Ukraine at financial breaking point.
33. International Business Times: Ukraine War Forces A Nation To Talk About A Taboo: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
34. TASS: Security Service of Ukraine says it adopts principles of WWII Ukrainian nationalists.
35. www.rt.com: Ukraine’s neo-Nazi leader becomes top military adviser, legalizes fighters.
36. Vedomosti: Russian daily says Ukraine peace process deadlocked.
37. Sputnik: Embattled Ukrainian PM Fires Official Who Investigated Him for Corruption.
38. The Nation: James Carden, The Least Among Us: The War in the Donbas Is Terrorizing Ukraine’s Most Vulnerable Citizens. The Western media has forgotten those who have suffered the most in the Ukranian civil war-the eastern Ukranians.
39. AFP: Opera plays on through east Ukraine chaos.
40. TASS: Donetsk and Luhansk economies start healing war scars.
41. Kyiv Post editorial: Dangerous grounds.
42. Kyiv Post: Lost in communication. Experts say there is a huge problem with communication between the media and Ukrainian state agencies.
43. Russia Insider: 2,500 Ukrainians Picket US Embassy in Kiev (Video) – Story Suppressed.
44. Sputnik: Ukrainian Analyst Proposes Murdering Russian Journalists in Sniper Attacks. (Yuri Romanenko)
45. Carnegie Moscow Center: Alexey Malashenko, Crimea as Part of Russia: First Conclusions.
46. Moscow Times: Lavrov Says Crimean Tatars Have More Rights Under Russian Rule.
47. Moscow Times: Yulia Zhuchkova, From Crimea to Kosovo, Seeking Recognition.
48. TASS: Ukraine’s former PM says West might be enmeshed in state coup in Kiev.
49. New Cold War: The Russian and Ukrainian languages in history
50. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, BLACK BOXES, BLACK HOLES IN THE MH17 INVESTIGATION – WHY ARE THE FRENCH SO SWIFT AND REVEALING, THE DUTCH SO SLOW AND UNREVEALING?
51. http://gordonhahn.com: Gordon Hahn, Rusology’s Georgian War Fail and its Implications for Ukraine Today.

 

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