RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#187 :: Monday, 18 November 2019
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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#187 :: Monday, 18 November 2019
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1. Sputnik: Chinese Media Names Russia’s “Weak Spots” – sputniknews.com/russia/201911181077335268-russia-weak-points-china-media-outlet/
2. TASS: Most Russians remain downbeat on ties with America, poll suggests.
3. Moscow Times: Russians’ Apathy Toward Trump Hits Record High – Poll.
4. Meduza: Russian lawmakers add amendment on ‘harassment’ to draft legislation against domestic violence.
5. RFE/RL: Books And Belfries: Volunteers Prop Up Russia’s Decaying Churches, Dying Villages.
6. Paul Goble: New Moscow-St. Petersburg Highway Emblematic of Russia’s Road Problems and Much Else.
7. Moscow Times: Side By Side LGBT Film Festival Goes On Despite Threats. Bomb threats each day threw off the schedule but not the audience.
8. Intellinews.com: Gazprom extends its lead in the King of the castle race.
9. Forbes: Kenneth Rapoza, For Wall Street, Russia Has Become ‘Bullet Proof’
10. Valdai Discussion Club: Pascal Boniface, ‘Allied but Not Aligned’: Will Macron Redefine the Role of Europe in NATO? – valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/allied-but-not-aligned/
11. Interfax: New Moldovan PM says important to restore, improve partnership with Russia.
12. Financial Times: Belarus opposition parties left in the cold after election. Parliament will consist wholly of politicians loyal to President Alexander Lukashenko.
13. Bear Market Brief: Russia-Belarus.
14. Interfax: Normandy-format summit due to be held in Paris on Dec 9 – Peskov.
15. TASS: Izvestia: Moscow calls for giving substance to Normandy Four summit.
16. www.rt.com: Moscow releases Ukrainian Navy boats seized during ‘violation’ of Russian territorial waters near Crimea in 2018 – rt.com/news/473651-russia-releases-ukrainian-boats/
17. www.rt.com: Russia offers Ukraine deal to extend gas transit contract for 1 year.
18. TASS: Ukraine’s Bureau of Investigation confirms request for stripping Poroshenko of immunity.
19. www.stalkerzone.org: Oleg Adolfovich, Ukraine: Presentiment of Civil War. [Text with photos – stalkerzone.org/ukraine-presentiment-of-civil-war/
20. Washington Post: Jessica Pisano, Trump says he was looking for corruption in Ukraine – where President Zelensky was known for mocking corruption in Ukraine. Like Trump, Zelensky was a showman before he entered politics. So what does he stand for?
21. Indian Punchline: M.K. Bhadrakumar, Russia-Ukraine relations take leap of faith – indianpunchline.com/russia-ukraine-relations-take-leap-of-faith/
22. Counterpunch: Melvin Goodman, Meet Ukraine: America’s Newest “Strategic Ally” – counterpunch.org/2019/11/15/meet-ukraine-americas-newest-strategic-ally/
23. www.realclearpolitics.com: Michael Tracey, George Kent’s Myth of Ukraine’s Modern-Day ‘Minutemen’
24. Dances With Bears: John Helmer, TALKING TRUTH TO POWER – HOW AN AGING FRENCH NARCISSIST SHORT OF CASH AND A NERVOUS RULER OF RUSSIA IN NEED OF PR MAKE A LESSON FOR TODAY.
25. Spectator USA: Freddy Gray, The devastating impact of Russia Derangement Syndrome. The more curious aspect of Russia paranoia is that it ends up achieving precisely what Putin wants.
26. Sunday Times (UK): Revealed: the Russia report.
27. Twitter: Mark Galeotti, Re. “Revealed: the Russia Report”
28. Washington Post: Meg Kelly and Elyse Samuels, How Russia weaponized social media, got caught and escaped consequences. (excerpt)