RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#44 :: Monday, 18 March 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#44 :: Monday, 18 March 2019
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  1. The Daily Mail (UK): Watch out, Putin! Huge American B-52s that can carry nuclear weapons land at RAF base as part of largest US bomber deployment to the UK since Iraq war.
  2. The Scotsman (UK): Here’s why Scotland is in sights of Putin’s Russia.
  3. Forbes.com: Why Some Politicians Think Russia Is Behind Today’s Student Strikes.
  4. Russia Beyond: 7 reasons why Russians are so tough – rbth.com/lifestyle/330100-7-reasons-why-russians-are-tough
  5. Valdai Discussion Club: Andrey Kortunov, Terrorism as a Weather Phenomenon. – valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/terrorism-as-a-weather-phenomenon/
  6. Moscow Times: Alexei Levinson, Has Russia Finally Found its Niche in the World? Russian society’s enduring support for the annexation of Crimea means that the country’s search for a place in the world is over.
  7. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Dream of the Civic Chamber. – unz.com/akarlin/dream-of-the-civic-chamber
  8. TASS: Putin signs law on blocking fake news.
  9. Meduza: ‘I just absolutely can’t not care’ A new online project collects the memories of thousands of ordinary Russians.
  10. Wall Street Journal: OPEC, Russia Deepen Oil Output Cuts but Disagree on Their Duration. Riyadh and Moscow split on whether crude curbs should last beyond June.
  11. TASS: Vedomosti: Russian tycoon sues US Treasury over $7.5 bln loss due to sanctions.
  12. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Comment by the Information and Press Department regarding new anti-Russia sanctions adopted by the United States and Canada.
  13. Sputnik: Russia Has No Plans to Deploy Missiles in European Part of Country – MFA.
  14. www.rt.com: Moscow skeptical as Bolton throws out idea of new arms control talks with Russia & China.
  15. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, OUT OF THE BLUE. (re Saaskashvili) – irrussianality.wordpress.com/2019/03/16/out-of-the-blue/
  16. Russian International Affairs Council: Andrey Todorov, Where does the Northern Sea Route Lead To? – russiancouncil.ru/en/analytics-and-comments/analytics/where-does-the-northern-sea-route-lead-to/
  17. Interfax: Almost 9 out of 10 Russians approve of Crimea’s inclusion in Russia – poll.
  18. Bloomberg: Russia Still Paying Price for Crimea Five Years After Annexation.
  19. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Five Years Later, Putin Is Paying for Crimea. His overconfidence after the successful annexation lured him into a trap where he lost all bargaining power.
  20. Sputnik: Fifth Anniversary of Crimea’s Rejoining Russia Marked by Development Boom. – sputniknews.com/analysis/201903181073334036-crimea-russia-development-tourism/]
  21. Interfax-Ukraine: Poll: Zelenskiy would win in second round of election.
  22. TASS: Poroshenko urges Ukrainians to support him to cross ‘point of no return’ with Russia.
  23. Reuters: In Shadow of War, Ukrainians Seek to Vote for Peace.
  24. The New Yorker: The New Yorker Interview. Masha and Keith Gessen on Writing About Russia.



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