RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents :: JRL 2016-92 :: Monday, 23 May 2016
Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2016-#92
Monday, 23 May 2016
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1. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Russian Programmers Are Pretty Good.
2. TASS: Russia seeks equal rights in running Internet – Foreign Ministry.
3. www.rt.com: Ruling party United Russia holds 1st-ever nationwide primaries.
4. Vedomosti: United Russia party seen caving in to governors’ pressure over primary nominees.
5. www.danielleryan.net: Danielle Ryan, Book Review: ‘Putin Country’ by Anne Garrels
6. The National Interest: Maria Snegovaya, Russia’s Liberals in the Crosshairs. The Russian opposition’s troubles are only beginning.
7. Reuters: Russian economic slump shows further signs of easing.
8. Moscow Times: Putin’s Advisors to Outline Russian Economic Reform.
9. TASS: Russian Economic Development Ministry supports raising retirement age to 63-65.
10. Interfax: Foreign investors believe in Russia’s prospects despite sanctions – Shuvalov.
11. Forbes.com: Kenneth Rapoza, Sanctions On Russia Not Going Away Anytime Soon.
12. Interfax: Liquidation of Taliban leader to hinder negotiations in Afghanistan – Russian Foreign Ministry.
13. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, Is Brexit good for Russia?
14. Russian International Affairs Council: Anton Tsvetkov, Russia’s Pivot to the East: To Asia or From Europe?
15. Izvestia: Russian op-ed urges joint Near East action with USA, EU. (Igor Istomin)
16. Russia Direct: Matey Lomonosov, If Montenegro joins NATO, get ready for a firm Russian response. Far from improving the security environment in Europe, Montenegro’s joining of NATO may actually add to Russian fears of unrestrained NATO expansion eastward.
17. Wall Street Journal: Will Any More European Powers Contribute to NATO’s Eastern Force?
18. www.rt.com: Pepe Escobar, Beware what you wish for: Russia is ready for war.
19. https://gordonhahn.com: Gordon Hahn, The Internal Logic of Eternal NATO Expansion.
20. Consortiumnews.com: Alastair Crooke, Pushing Russia Toward War.
21. RFE/RL: Warning Of War, Ex-Deputy Commander Says NATO Must Counter ‘Russian Adventurism’ In Baltics.
22. www.rt.com: Danielle Ryan, Really? ‘Russia destroys Swedish TV mast…over Eurovision loss’
23. Prospect Magazine (UK): Mikhail Gorbachev, My hopes for Russia. The claim that “democracy is bad for Russia” is balderdash.
24. www.rt.com: Gorbachev says US was ‘rubbing its hands with glee’ after Soviet Union’s demise.
25. www.rt.com: 1,000s of Ukraine nationalists vow to oust Poroshenko administration over Donbass elections (PHOTOS)
26. Sputnik: In Search of Truth: Sweden Airs ‘Controversial’ Maidan Documentary.
27. Washington Post: Robert Seely, Ukraine defeated Russia – at Eurovision. Here’s why that matters.
28. http://theduran.com: Alexander Merouris, Poroshenko Finally Admits Ukraine’s Military Defeat. Poroshenko admits to Ukraine’s military leadership that Ukraine cannot reconquer the Donbass.
29. TASS: Poroshenko admits Ukraine can get Donbass back only peacefully.
30. http://theduran.com: Alexander Mercouris, Poroshenko Did Not Offer to Hand the Donbass Over to Russia.
31. http://thesaker.is: Colonel Cassad, Ukrainian Army losses in ATO (“anti-terrorist operation”) according to the IISS’s Military Balance.
32. Ukraine Today: Russia still plans to occupy Ukraine – defence minister.
33. Kyiv Post: Steven Pifer, Minsk is not working, but Kyiv should stay with it.
34. Atlantic Council: Volodymyr Turchynovskyy, Reconciliation Will Be Ukraine’s Next Serious Battle with Russia.
35. WNYC.org: The Radical Historian Rewriting Ukraine’s Past. (interview with Tarik Cyril Amar re Volodymyr Viatrovych)
36. E-International Relations: David Marples, Ukraine and Russia: Wars Over the Past.