RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#36 :: Wednesday, 6 March 2019
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1. CNN.com: Top US general calls for more troops and warships to counter growing Russian threat.
2. Paul Goble: 1996, Not 1991 or 1993, Made Current Authoritarian Reaction in Russia Inevitable, Pastukhov Says.
3. www.rt.com: ‘Burn in hell’: Anti-communists detained after outburst during Stalin’s commemoration. (VIDEO) [rt.com/russia/453102-stalin-tomc-clash-moscow/]
4. Paul Goble: Displays of Support for Stalin a Form of Protest Against Putin, Nacke Says.
[Text with video https://www.rt.com/russia/453102-stalin-tomc-clash-moscow/]
5. Moscow Times/Vedomosti: Maria Zheleznova and Vladimir Ruvinsky, What Putin Thinks About Michael Calvey’s Arrest. Putin’s silence speaks volumes.
6. TASS: Putin warns that foreign spy agencies are beefing up activities in Russia.
7. Interfax: Number of terrorist crimes dips from 997 to 9 in Russia over decade – Putin.
8. Bear Market Brief: Internet voting proposed in Moscow.
9. RFE/RL: Bitter Medicine: Doctors Give Bad Marks To Russian Program To Boost Rural Health Care.
10. www.opendemocracy.net: Ekaterina Neroznikova, Left behind? Russian life in Chechnya. After years of violence, displacement and an authoritarian peace, what is life like for ethnic Russians in the most mono-ethnic and mono-faith area of Russia? (excerpt)
11. Bloomberg; Russia Rates Seen on Hold as Battered Consumers Restrain Prices.
12. Vedomosti: Pundit says Russians realise systemic problems affect their wellbeing. (Ella Paneyak)
13. Meduza: Intertwined stories and inside-out novels Galina Yuzefovich recommends new Russian books for international readers.
14. TASS: Poll says two-thirds view borrowing foreign slang as detrimental to Russian language.
15. Russia Beyond: Why do so few Russians speak good English? [rbth.com/lifestyle/330073-why-russians-speak-english]
16. Intellinews.com: Russian Troika Dialog bank investigation reveals offshore money laundering scheme.
17. TASS: Leonid Mikhelson becomes richest Russian on Forbes World’s Billionaires List.
18. Intellinews.com: The DASKAA 2.0 sanctions – Near-term lull, long-term discomfort.
19. TASS: Vedomosti: New US sanctions might hit Russian gas industry.
20. Russian International Affairs Council: Ivan Timofeev, The Biggest Problem is to Be Caught Deliberately Violating Sanctions. [russiancouncil.ru/en/analytics-and-comments/analytics/the-biggest-problem-is-to-be-caught-deliberately-violating-sanctions/]
21. TASS: Izvestia: Moscow tightens passage over Arctic waters.
22. Russian International Affairs Council: Ruslan Memedov and Olga Pylova, On the Road to “Strategic Depth” in the Black Sea Region. [russiancouncil.ru/en/analytics-and-comments/analytics/on-the-road-to-strategic-depth-in-the-black-sea-region/]
23. Asia Times: Neil Hauer, Putin’s ‘Syria victory’ claims ring hollow.
24. www. rt.com: ‘So crass and so obvious’: Pressure from Washington pushes Venezuela closer to Russia. [rt.com/news/453104-venezuela-russia-relationship-closer/]
25. www.rt.com: ‘Freeze all Venezuelan assets’ – US regime-change hawk tells pranksters posing as Swiss president.
26. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: JULIA GURGANUS and EUGENE RUMER, Russia’s Global Ambitions in Perspective. Russia’s long-standing quest for strategic depth, great power ambitions, and uneasy ties with the West have left an indelible imprint on Moscow’s foreign policy. (excerpt)
27. Intellinews.com: Comic Zelenskiy widens lead in Ukraine’s presidential race, but discovers his phone is bugged.
28. USNews.com: U.S. Considering New Lethal Aid to Ukraine to Deter Russia.
29. Moon of Alabama: Democrats Continue Campaign To Reelect Trump. (excerpt)[moonofalabama.org/2019/03/democrats-take-two-more-step-to-clear-the-way-for-trumps-reelection.html#more]
30. Wall Street Journal: Holman Jenkins, Mr. Chaos vs. The Swamp. Without Russia collusion, Democrats have only hatred of Donald Trump.