RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#38 :: Friday, 8 March 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#38 :: Friday, 8 March 2019
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1. Valdai Discussion Club: Andrey Sushentsov, There Is No Stability but Are There Grounds for Optimism?
2. Novaya Gazeta: Daily views ‘enmity’ between Russia, US.
3. AP: In Russia, gender equality still a long way off.
4. Greetings to Russian women on International Women’s Day.
5. The Nation: Nadia Azhgikkina, Russian Women Against Militarism: Act II. Feminists are once again on the front lines of a generations-old struggle for peace.
6. RFE/RL: Latest Poll Results Say Trust In Putin Down To Historic Low.
7. PONARS Eurasia: Marlene Laruelle, Beyond Putin: Russia’s Generations Y and Z.
8. Meduza: In connection with Maria Butina, FBI agents reportedly questioned people close to Dmitri Simes, the president of the Center for the National Interest.
9. TASS: Maria Butina is optimistic, holds head high – Russian embassy in US.
10. The Economist: Internet v internyet. Russians are shunning state-controlled TV for YouTube. A worried Vladimir Putin is trying to regain control of Russia’s web.
11. The Economist editorial: Don’t be evil. Vladimir Putin wants to stifle the internet. Google should not help him.
12. Bear Market Brief: Kudrin pushes Audit Chamber powers with Duma help.
13. Vedomosti: Daily views issues in resolving business disputes in Russia.
14. The New York Review of Books: Amy Knight, The Price of Doing Business in Russia: Prison. (excerpt)
15. Bear Market Brief: Food security doctrine will be revised.
16. The New York Review of Books: Amy Knight, The Crime of the Century (re Nemtsov) (excerpt)
17. TASS: Lavrov’s Persian Gulf tour covers trade, oil, space and Syria.
18. US spy drone base ‘fully operational’ in Poland, but NATO bemoans ‘Russian’ military build-up.
19. Sean’s Russia Blog: Transcript: The Gulag at War. (interview with Wilson Bell on his book Stalin’s Gulag at War: Forced Labor, Mass Death, and Soviet Victory in the Second World War)
20. Real Clear World: John Lechner and Aykan Erdemir, Moldova’s Elections Show Putin’s Limits. Russia pushed hard to influence an election in its near abroad. But Moldovans know what they care about.
21. Strategic Culture Foundation editorial: Kiev’s Warmongering to Russia Plumbs Hysteria. []
22. Ottawa Citizen (Canada): David Pugliese, Nazi whitewash gathers momentum as memory of the Holocaust fades. (excerpt)
23. RFE/RL: Deputized As Election Monitors, Ukrainian Ultranationalists ‘Ready To Punch’ Violators.
24. Adrian Karatnycky, Why the West loves Poroshenko again. Kremlin’s efforts to derail Ukrainian president’s reelection bid spell trouble for country’s liberals.
25. The New Kremlin Stooge: Mark Chapman, Stephen Blank has a Tantrum. (re Ukraine and Nord Stream 2) []
26. The Federalist: Willis Krumholz, 35 Key People Involved In The Russia Hoax Who Need To Be Investigated. As their desperate search for collusion continues, Democrats want to interview 81 people. Try this list instead.
27. Reuters: On Trump’s ties to Russia, Americans have made up their minds: Reuters/Ipsos poll.
28. The Atlantic: William Burns, How the U.S.-Russian Relationship Went Bad. An American diplomat tells the inside story of Yeltsin, Putin, and opportunities lost.

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