RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#140 :: Monday, 2 September 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#140 :: Monday, 2 September 2019
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1. Russian and Eurasian Politics: Gordon Hahn, The Kremlin, the Chaos Theory, and the Bread Crumb Theory.
2. Moscow Times: Mark Galeotti, Why I Talked to RT. The people we need to engage with are those who don’t agree with us, who don’t share our sense of the world.
3. Valdai Discussion Club: Timofei Bordachev, Russia’s Turn to the East and the New Geopolitical World. –
4. Russia Celebrates Special Holiday! Millions of Children Heading Back to School September 1st! –]
5. Russia’s Election Commission says AP misquoted its chief, distorted facts in Moscow election story –
6a. RFE/RL: Moscow Protest Couple Allowed To Keep Children.
7. James Rodgers, Prospect Of Protest Means Russia’s Political Climate May Not Cool This Fall.
8. PONARS Eurasia: Andrei Shcherbak, When Conservatism and Nationalism Form the Spurs of Kremlin Ideology.
9. The Barents Observer (Norway): Governor of Murmansk to Putin: Our strategically important region deserves better. We have run-down healthcare, dramatic out-migration and unsatisfactory living conditions for our armed forces, says Andrey Chibis as he sits down with the President.
10. Financial Times: Russians sceptical of Putin’s grand projects as economy founders. Kremlin struggles to keep its promises on infrastructure spending.
11. TASS: Positive effects on Russia’s economic growth unlikely to happen overnight, says minister.
12. TASS: Even oil price of $40 per barrel unlikely to seriously affect Russian economy – minister.
13. RFE/RL: After The Orphanage: Russian NGO Provides Lifeline For Orphans Finding Their Way.
14. Russia Beyond: Beslan, the horrific small town tragedy that changed the lives of a whole nation. –
15. Moscow Times: Tanya Lokshina, Remembering Beslan 15 Years Later. For the nightmare of Beslan never to be repeated, its lessons must be learned.
16. Sputnik: Pure Façade: How US Continues Buying ‘Made in Russia’ Goods Despite Sanctions –
17. Awful Avalanche: Russians and Tatars: A Complicated History – Part I –
18. Moscow Times: Russia’s Mystery Nuclear Explosion Occurred During Missile Recovery at Sea – Reports.
19. TASS: Izvestia: Russia’s intel chief blasts US for deliberately destroying collective security system.
20. Xinhua (China): Tackling political challenges, Russia charts path of development –
21. Bolton visits Ukraine, Belarus & Moldova, should Moscow be worried? –
22. Ben Aris, Foreign investors’ interest in Ukraine is picking up.
23. New Cold War: Dmitriy Kovalevich, August update: same war against opposition media; ban on oldest Ukrainian unionist newspaper. (excerpt) –
24. Postsocialism: Jeremy Morris, A Day of Knowledge – Topic-based teaching of Russian Current Affairs. (excerpt) –
25. National Review: Andrew McCarthy, Trump Was Always the Target of the Russia Investigation.
26. Reuters: Kremlin critic wants film to open West’s eyes about Putin’s Russia.

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