RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#180 :: Thursday, 7 November 2019
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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#180 :: Thursday, 7 November 2019
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1. Moscow Times: Russia’s Natural Population Declines for 4th Straight Year – Audit Chamber.
2. BMB Russia: “The share of Russians in favor of decisive changes in the country has grown from 42% to 59% over the past two years.”
3. Moscow Times: Half of Russians Want the Death Penalty Back – Poll.
4. Vesti.ru: Putin Makes Preservation of Russian Language a Top Priority in War Against Russophobia.
5. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, For Russia, Even the Language Can Be a Weapon. Putin says there’s a war against the mother tongue in the Russian-speaking world outside the federation’s borders.
6. Paul Goble: Only Half of All Russians Live in the City or Village Where They were Born, VTsIOM Reports.
8. Moscow Times: At Russian Media Freedom Conference, Discord Reigns. Officials insisted Russia is a bastion of free speech. Journalists wondered what they were missing.
9. Novaya Gazeta: Russian commentary says greed behind ‘sovereign internet’
10. TASS: Poll says more than half of Russians trust police.
11. Moscow Times: Russia’s Small Businesses Feeling the Pinch, Study Finds. Confidence drops as small and medium-sized businesses hit by cost-cutting customers.
12. AP: Russia denies any manipulation of key doping data.
13. TASS: Kommersant: Russia, US doing business from scratch.
14. Unherd.com: Mary Dejevsky, Ban the bomb? The world’s moved on, Mr Gorbachev. The former Soviet leader is decades out of date about the real threats to world peace.
15. RTE (Ireland): Herzog’s Meeting Gorbachev – the triumph of failure.
16. PONARS Eurasia: Mikhail Troitskiy, Statecraft Overachievement: Sources of Scares in U.S.-Russian Relations.
17. Russian International Affairs Council: Natalia Romashkina, Strategic Instability in the Era of Information and Communication Technologies: Crisis or the New Norm?
18. The American Conservative: Daniel Larison, The Folly of Killing New START.
19. Russia Matters: Michael Sharnoff, How Big Is Russia’s Win in Syria?
20. Middle East Monitor: Russia will not cooperate with US on Syria oil fields.
21. Awful Avalanche: Armchair Insurgents Incite Odessans To Rise Up – Part III.
22. Vesti.ru: Kiev Back to Its Old Tricks! Demands $22 Billion From Gazprom, Holds Transit of Gas Hostage
23. TASS: Over quarter of Russians have positive attitude towards fall of Berlin Wall.
24. Financial Times: Janan Ganesh, What America lost when the Berlin Wall fell. With the demise of an external enemy, citizens were free to argue among themselves.
25. PRI: Ukraine remains split over how to achieve peace in contested Donbas region.
26. Kyiv Post: Controversial official to oversee investigations of attacks on journalists.
27. www.rt.com: Transcript of US ambassador to Ukraine reveals leaked ‘smoking gun’ testimony based on hearsay & ‘fake news’ media.
28. The Spectator (UK): Konstantin Kisin, Hysteria about Russian interference is becoming a joke.
29. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, Inconvenient Truths. Alarming things we have learned under Trump, but not always about him.
30. Creators.com: Patrick Buchanan, Where Are the ‘High Crimes’?