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. 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. 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 The former Soviet leader is decades out of date about the real threats to world peace.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. 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. 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. Patrick Buchanan, Where Are the ‘High Crimes’?

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