RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#115 :: Sunday, 21 July 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#115 :: Sunday, 21 July 2019
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1. New York Times: Storied Russian Miniatures Dwindling in Face of Icon Revival.
2. Kremlin.ru: Interview with Oliver Stone.
3. Moscow Times: ‘A Pre-Revolutionary Situation’: More Than 20,000 Rally in Moscow for Free Elections. Russia’s largest protest in years came after a week of demonstrations against the barring of opposition candidates from city council elections.
4. TASS: No detentions at rally in central Moscow – National Guard.
5. Wall Street Journal: Russia, an Early Space Pioneer, Never Regained Its Lead. The U.S. leapfrogged the Soviet Union by landing a man on the moon 50 years ago this month, and kept its place ever since.
6. Intellinews.com: Paul Robinson, REBELS WITHOUT A CAUSE. (re Donbass)
7. International Crisis Group: Rebels without a Cause: Russia’s Proxies in Eastern Ukraine. (excerpt)
8. Izvestia: Russian daily interviews Ukraine rebel leader.
9. Bloomberg: Hard Man Putin May Be Showing Softer Side to Russia’s Neighbors.
10. RFE/RL: Flexible Stagnation: How Lukashenka Has Held On To Power For 25 Years In Belarus.
11. Moon of Alabama: Putin Confirms: Sergei Skripal Wanted To Go Back To Russia.
12. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, STEPHEN KOTKIN’S HISTORY OF STALIN IS THE CLINICAL CASE BOOK OF AN AMERICAN OBSESSION. – johnhelmer.net/stephen-kotkins-history-of-stalin-is-the-clinical-case-book-of-an-american-obsession/#more-21183
13. Aspen Institute: Kathleen Hicks, Russia in the Gray Zone.
14. International Centre for Defence and Security (Estonia): Jukka Mallinen, Russia’s Moral Disaster.
15. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Ukraine’s Zelenskiy Looks Like a Winner. But Is He a Leader? He stands to gain near-dictatorial powers, but there’s no knowing what he’ll do with them once out of campaign mode.

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