RUSSIA & UKRAINE: JRL 2015-#84 table of contents with links :: Johnson’s Russia List – Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2015-#84 :: Tuesday 28 April 2015
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1. Reuters: Russians seethe over Western snub of war anniversary parade.
2. “Ukraine’s European discourse does not correspond to reality”: Interview with Volodymyr Ishchenko.
3. Carnegie Moscow Center: Alexander Baunov, Stars and Runes: Why the Struggle Against Totalitarian Symbols Doesn’t Mean Victory for Freedom.
4. Ukrainian PM leads charge to erase Soviet history. Championing anti-communist legislation has allowed Arseniy Yatsenyuk to evade accusations of corruption.
5. Kyiv Post: Poroshenko says full-blown ‘war’ possible as situation in Ukraine’s east further deteriorates.
6. Interfax: Increasingly difficult for Kyiv to explain its problems by ‘Russian threat’ – Senator Kosachyov.
7. Fort Russ: Oleg Tsarvev, Sorry, the European Union is closed.
8. Deutsche Welle: Ukraine: ask too much or ask too little? Ukrainian expectations of a speedy convergence with the European Union are high, perhaps too high. However, Brussels must be careful not to alienate Ukraine. Christoph Hasselbach believes it’s about finding a balance.
9. Patrick Smith, “Architects of American policy towards Russia and Ukraine are destroying American national security”: Stephen F. Cohen on the truths U.S. media and politicians hide. Myths of American nationalism busted as our interview with noted scholar concludes.
10. The Automatic Earth: Raúl Ilargi Meijer, When Did We All Become Murderers?
11. Meeting with members of the Council of Legislators.
12. Interfax: Open economy should be created in Russia – Putin.
13. Russia Insider: Alexander Mercouris, Fifteen Years of Putin. As the Russian President looks forward to the fifteenth anniversary of his first election to office, we consider some of the factors that explain his extraordinary political success.
14. Euromaidan Press: Paul Goble, Putin gives the world his geography lesson: ‘All the former USSR is Russia’
15. Moscow Times: U.S. Adviser Warns That Russia Is Sapping World Order. (Charles Hill)
16. TASS: Russia will never stop supporting its compatriots in Ukraine – Russian FM.
17. Russia Beyond the Headlines: After Ukraine, the West should open its doors to Russia. With last month marking the first anniversary of the Russian annexation of Crimea, it seems a fitting time to assess the situation, says former UK ambassador to Russia Sir Tony Brenton.
18. Moscow Times: Why Foreign Investment in Russia’s Regions is Falling.
19. Business New Europe: Chris Weafer, Can Russian markets sustain the strong rally?
20. Sputnik: ‘Someone Was Expecting Collapse of Russian Economy’ – Putin.
21. Russia Beyond the Headlines: Radio Liberty to battle Russian propaganda with new digital media campaign. Radio Liberty, which is financed by the U.S. federal budget, is opening a digital media department to battle “revanchist Russia” via social networks. Part of the aim of the initiative will be to target the Russian-language sphere in an effort to provide a counterbalance to state-controlled Russian media. However, one expert says that Radio Liberty will have problems reaching audiences inside Russia itself.
22. Russia Insider: Danielle Ryan, Hate Russia or Move to Siberia! The childish “debate” about Russia.
23. Interfax: New website offers 3 centuries’ worth of historical statistics on Russia.
24. Russia Direct: Bilateral exchanges are the key to the future of Russian Studies in the US. On April 27, Russia Direct conducted a panel discussion that brought together academics, experts and students to discuss the future of Russian Studies in the U.S. during a time of deep crisis in U.S.-Russia relations.


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

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