RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#117 :: Thursday, 25 July 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#117 :: Thursday, 25 July 2019
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1. Visit to Alexander Solzhenitsyn Museum of Russia Abroad.
2. TASS: Putin highlights need to guarantee impartiality during criminal investigations.
3. Meduza: Moscow police press secretary fined for photos of drug lab that police passed off as photos from Ivan Golunov’s apartment.
4. Carnegie Moscow Center: Andrey Pertsev, Moscow Protests: A Crisis of the Authorities’ Own Making.
6. Interfax: Purpose of night searches of opposition activists’ residences was pressure – human rights council.
7. ‘The Rot Starts From The Top’: Russians Protest Over Problems Big And Small.
8. Interfax: Some ‘aspects’ of Russian Constitution could be adjusted – Matviyenko.
9. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Putin Is Running Out of Options to Extend His Power. None of the relatively legitimate scenarios for keeping the Russian leader in power past 2024 look comfortable for him.
10. Reuters: Russian Stocks Seen Rising 25% by Mid-2020. The Russian stock market has outperformed many global rivals so far this year.
11. Reuters: Putin Allies’ Oil Feud Spills Into Public View.
12. Russian International Affairs Council: Pavel Karasev, Cyberwarfare without Rules. –
13. Wall Street Journal: NSA Forms Cybersecurity Directorate Under More Assertive U.S. Effort. Anne Neuberger, tapped as head, warns against ‘not engaging in the fight’
14. Valdai Discussion Club: Maria Khodynskaya-Golenischeva, How Bloc-Free Mentality Helps Russia Be a Welcome Foreign Actor in the Middle East. –
15. Moscow Times: Mark Galeotti, When BoJo Meets Vova. A piece of advice for Britain’s new prime minister on how to deal with Putin’s Russia.
16. Moscow Times: Ukraine Seizes Russian Tanker Over Kerch Incident, Frees Crew.
17. The National Interest: Nikolas Gvosdev, Much Ado About Volodymyr Zelensky. Will Zelensky be able to succeed where Petro Poroshenko did not?
18. The Nation: Nicolai Petro, Volodymyr Zelensky’s Landslide Victory in Ukraine May Become a Slippery Slope. The new president must heal enormous social distrust if he doesn’t want to go the way of the previous administration.
19. Valdai Discussion Club: Mikhail Pogrebinsky and Denis Kiryukhin, Ukraine: What Changes With the New Verkhovna Rada. –
20. Zelensky’s party just defeated Ukraine’s pro-war elite. Have they the guts to make peace in Donbass? –
21. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, Peace in Ukraine? The friends and foes of a Kiev-Moscow settlement.
22. Facebook: Fred Weir in Mariupol, Exchange on Ukraine.
23. Washington Times: Ed Lozansky, Is it about Western values or geopolitics?
24. Washington Post editorial: Mueller gave a warning on Russian meddling. Congress – and America – should listen.
25. The New Yorker: Susan Glasser, “Accountability”? The Mueller Hearing Is How Trump Escapes (excerpt)
26. Joe Lauria, Democrats Blowing on Embers With a Politicized Mueller. Robert Mueller appeared to have difficulty understanding and answering questions during his day-long hearings on Wednesday but snapped to attention to make political points. –

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