RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#45 :: Tuesday, 19 March 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#45 :: Tuesday, 19 March 2019
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1. Russian International Affairs Council: Andrey Kortunov, Of Rogues and Peers: Sine Ira et Studio. (re RAND study) –
2. TASS: Putin recalls what he bore in mind when making decision on Crimea’s return to Russia.
3. TASS: Crimea will forever remain part of Russia, threats are pointless, says Russian premier.
4. Putin launches 2 new power stations in Crimea on anniversary of reunification with Russia.
5. “We Are Together at Last!” Putin Addresses Crimeans and Welcomes Them Back Home! –
6. Vedomosti: Polls show Russians’ ‘euphoria’ over Crimea declines.
7. Kennan Institute: Maxim Trudolyubov, Russia’s Missed Opportunity: Five Years Since Crimea’s Annexation.
8. The 100th anniversary of Andrei Sakharov’s birth.
9. Russia Insider: Great Russian Documentary on Life of Alexander Solzhenitsyn (Video) –
10. Interfax: Prosecutors must ensure proper prison conditions – Putin.
11. TASS: Putin highlights pressing need for efficient protection of entrepreneurs’ rights.
12. Carnegie Moscow Center: Andrey Pertsev, Abandoning United Russia Is the Road to Nowhere for the Kremlin.
13. Russia Beyond: So, what do The Russians think of Trump? –
14. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: China relies on growing consumption, while Russia bets on national projects.
15. Reuters: Russia backs global use of its alternative SWIFT system.
16. PONARS Eurasia: Judyth Twigg, Russia’s Avoidable Epidemic of HIV/AIDS. (except)
17. The New Yorker: Masha Gessen, The Moscow News Site That “Provides Daily Therapy for Living in Russia”
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18. Interfax: INF Treaty demise may spark multilateral arms race in several regions – Russian Foreign Ministry.
19. Riddle: Anton Barbashin, Waiting for Multipolarity. Russian foreign policy 5 years since Crimea.
20. The Barents Observer: «€143 billion investments needed on Northern Sea Route» Shipping on the Russian Arctic route could amount to 77 million tons by year 2024 if the right projects are implemented, a new government report says.
21. Sean’s Russia Blog: Transcript: The Soviet Origins of Lamaze. Interview with Paula Michaels on Soviet origins of the Lamaze birthing method.
22. TASS: Kommersant: Afghan conflict reaches Central Asia’s doorstep.
23. AP: Kazakhstan’s President Steps Down After 30 Years.
24. Interfax: Nazarbayev to retain position of Kazakh Security Council head, Nur Otan party leader.
25. TASS: Incumbent Ukrainian president leads disapproval ratings.
26. UNIAN (Kyiv): Poroshenko: Russian troops deployed along Ukraine border ready to invade.
27. Financial Times: Ukraine’s Yulia Tymoshenko fights to keep presidential hopes alive. ‘Gas princess’ and former PM was face of popular uprising but lags behind in polls.
28. Atlantic Council: Stephen Blank, Bad Advice.
29. Poll: Half of Americans say Trump is victim of a ‘witch hunt’ as trust in Mueller erodes.

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