RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2015-#73 table of contents with links :: Johnson’s Russia List – Tuesday AM, April 14, 2015

Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2015-#73 :: Tuesday AM 14 April 2015
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1. Moscow Times: Swedish Admiral Admits ‘Russian Submarine’ Was Actually Civilian Boat.
2. Business New Europe: Graham Stack, The rise and fall of the Russian oligarchy. Newly declassified US documents, released to bne IntelliNews, show how Vladimir Putin’s candidacy was a compromise after a fierce battle between pro-US oligarchs and pro-state conservatives.
3. David Hayter: Review of Clifford Gaddy’s presentation on “Operative in the Kremlin” Richmond, VA.
4. What Sanctions? The Russian Economy Is Growing Again.
5. Interfax: Fall of Russian economy less than expected – Medvedev.
6. AFP: More gloom ahead for Moscow and former Soviet region, says IMF.
7. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Russian ruble bounces back to become the world’s best-performing currency.
8. Bloomberg: Russia Sees Further Drop in Capital Outflows as Economy Adjusts.
9. Russia Insider: Is Russia’s “Bullet Proof” Economy Ready to Blast Off?
10. Moscow Times: Konstantin Sonin, State Companies Back Under Kremlin Control.
11. Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor: Russian Investigators Have Difficulty Accessing Nemtsov Murder Suspects in Chechnya.
12. The National Interest: Rebecca Miller, Comeback: How Islam Got Its Groove Back in Russia. Russian state attitudes toward religion changed after the collapse of the Soviet Union. What did this mean for Islam?
13. Sputnik: Russia to Become Real Competitor Between Europe, Asia for Energy Resources.
14. Russia Direct: For Europe, a relationship with Russia is of vital importance. RD Interview: Hans Köchler, a prominent political scientist and philosopher at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, shares his views on the current geopolitical tensions between Russia and Europe.
15. Russia Direct: Ivan Tsvetkov, Greece shows how Russia plans to win friends in Europe. The recent meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras helped the Kremlin address three urgent political needs without giving away much in terms of financial or political capital.
16. Interfax: No decision yet on new contract for S-300 missiles for Iran – Kremlin.
17. Bloomberg: Putin’s Mideast Gains Trump $27 Billion Loss From Iran Agreement.
18. Asia Times: David Goldman, Spengler to Bhadrakumar: Russia’s missile sale to Iran is retaliation for Ukraine.
19. Putin’s Missile Could Make U.S. Attacks on Iran Nearly Impossible.
20. TASS: Far from all inside NATO ready to follow US in its anti-Russian policies.
21. Moscow Times: Hillary Clinton as U.S. President ‘Wouldn’t Fix’ Russia-U.S. Relationship.
22. CNN Wants to Believe: White House ‘Russian Hackers’ Go From Suspects to Perps.
23. Sputnik: America Goes Large: Obama Wants Huge Budget for His Anti-Russian Trolls.
24. Russia Beyond the Headlines: New U.S.-Russia cultural institute targets better understanding of WWII.
25. Russia Beyond the Headlines: New book by William Brumfield reveals the miraculous architecture of the Russian North.
26. Philip Evans, Why Russia watchers should listen to Glenn Greenwald. Elites throughout the former Soviet Union are cracking down on dissent. But before Russia watchers start criticising the region’s repressive governments, they should first engage with the criticism, which has long been levelled at them.
27. Washington Post: Putin bests pop stars to win the TIME 100 reader’s poll.


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