RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#41 :: Wednesday, 13 March 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#41 :: Wednesday, 13 March 2019
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1. Russia Beyond: Why is Russia called Russia? []
2. TASS: More than half of Ukraine’s population view Russia in positive light, says poll.
3. Do Not Believe Poroshenko: Why Ukrainians Started to Be More Friendly Towards Russia. []
4. RFE/RL: Russian Bills Banning ‘Fake News,’ Insults Head To Putin For Signature.
5. TASS: Kremlin says anti-fake news bill not an attempt at censorship.
6. Russian Senate approves rules on fighting ‘fake news’ & other misinformation.
7. Vedomosti: Criminalizing Protest Has Become a Tool for Combating Rallies. Experts Studied Use of Law Criminalizing Violence Against Authorities.
8. PONARS Eurasia: The Repressions Spiral. (with Maria Lipman and Nikolay Petrov)
9. Ben Aris, Will Russia’s infrastructure spending cause a boom?
10. Reuters: Doping: WADA president says proved right over Russian readmission.[]
11. Valdai Discussion Club: Report: Russia-US Economic Cooperation In Turbulent Times.
12. Valdai Discussion Club: Ivan Timofeev, Five Years of the Sanctions Troika.
13. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Trump unveils plans to counter ‘Russian influence’
14. White House Proposes Huge Increase in War Funding. Plan adds nearly $100 billion just to overseas operations fund.
15. Chilling World War III ‘wargames’ show US forces crushed by Russia and China.
16. Trump: Russian Actions in Ukraine Pose ‘Extraordinary Threat’ to U.S. National Security.
17. TASS: Russian, US academies of sciences sign cooperation agreement.
18. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Trump Is Winning, Putin’s Losing in Global Arms Sales. Russia is losing market share despite Vladimir Putin’s international military adventures.
19. Awful Avalanche: Venezuela Seeks Russian Help Against American Cyberattacks.
20. Russia Matters: Graham Allison, How the US Managed, and Mismanaged, Russia: A Superstar Diplomat Tells His Story.
21. Seraphim Hanisch, Fake news and its significance in US – Russia relations – Part II. Russian and American relations are being soured by fake news from each nation, both lying to their respectively uninformed audiences.
22. Institute for the Study of War: HOW WE GOT HERE WITH RUSSIA: THE KREMLIN’S WORLDVIEW. (excerpt)

Map of Commonwealth of Independent States, European Portion

Map of Ukraine, Including Crimea, and Neighbors, Including Russia

Map of CIS Central Asia and Environs

Eurasia Map