RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#145 :: Monday, 9 September 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#145 :: Monday, 9 September 2019
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1. Opposition parties score big wins in closely-watched Moscow elections –
2. Meduza: Moscow’s election results The opposition wins nearly half the City Duma seats, and United Russia’s local leader loses his seat.
3. Wall Street Journal: Russian Opposition Puts Putin Under Pressure in Moscow Election. The opposition alliance didn’t fare well elsewhere in Russia, but its leaders hail Moscow showing as a success.
4. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, The Kremlin Won – and Proved It Can’t Win Fair. In local elections, frustrated Muscovites voted for Communists and oddballs to keep out pro-Putin candidate.
5. TASS: Results of election to Moscow’s legislature indicate lack of protest voting – Kremlin.
6. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, “Russian Nationalist” Navalny Endorses Commies Over Actual Nationalists in Moscow Elections –
7. Interfax: Liberal-Democrats to hold 34 of 35 seats in Khabarovsk City Duma – election results.
8. Moscow-on-Thames: Sam Greene, United Liberal Democratic Russia?
9. Bear Market Brief: Pension Reform.
10. Ben Aris, Where is Russia’s stock market headed this year?
11. Russia boosts gas supplies to Europe while transit deal with Ukraine in limbo.
13. TASS: Izvestia: Eastern Economic Forum strengthens ties between Russia and Asia.
14. Valdai Discussion Club: Thomas Graham, The Challenges of Russia’s Turn to the East.
15. Izvestia: Daily views Russia’s missile options after US INF withdrawal.
16. Global Research: Andrew Korybko, Belarus Is Between a Rock and a Hard Place. “Balance” its Relations between Russia and the US. –
17. Awful Avalanche: Groundhog Day: It’s 1939 All Over Again – Part III –
18. Awful Avalanche: Groundhog Day: It’s 1939 All Over Again – Part IV
19. Ben Aris, Ukraine and Russia swap 70 prisoners of war.
20. Moon of Alabama: Media Make False “Russian Prisoners” Claims To Blame Russia, Hide Ukraine’s Civil War –
22. RFE/RL: After Ukraine-Russia Prisoner Swap, Can Zelenskiy Capitalize On Momentum?
23. Facebook: Fred Weir, “The unraveling of Vladimir Putin”
24. The Hill: Joseph Dresen, The unraveling of Vladimir Putin
25. New York Times: Bret Stephens, How Vladimir Putin Falls. A dictator meets an opponent he can’t co-opt, corrupt, calumniate, cow or coerce.
26. New York Times: In St. Petersburg Election, Russia’s Political Rot Is on Full Display.
27. Washington Post editorial: A Russian passport. A Russian murder?

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