RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#52 :: Thursday, 28 March 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#52 :: Thursday, 28 March 2019
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1. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Life Expectancy in Russian Cities. (excerpt) –
2. TASS: RBC: Health Ministry’s anti-smoking campaign proposal rejected by government.
3. Russia in Global Affairs: Fyodor Lukyanov, The House That Built Who? This year is filled with anniversaries of events that happened in 1989. Back then Europe and the entire world witnessed a change of the sociopolitical paradigm, which soon led to the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the end of the previous system of international relations. –
4. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, MY INNER POBEDONOSTSEV.
5. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, The Real Costs of Russiagate. Its perpetrators, not Putin or Trump, “attacked American democracy.”
6. Russian Reader: Ivan Ovsyannikov: How Russia’s New Laws on Disrespecting the Authorities and Fake News Will Play Out.
7. Moscow Times: Ford Will Pay Out $200M to Laid-Off Russian Workers.
9. Moscow Times: Oleg Kashin, Abyzov Today, Medvedev Tomorrow? When they come for the Prime Minister, there will be no one left to speak for him.
10. Russia in Global Affairs: Andrey Kortunov, Between Polycentrism and Bipolarity. The world of the future will be more complex and volatile than it looked just 20-30 years ago. There will be enough room for a variety of combinations by different world policy actors cooperating with each other in different formats. The concept of multilaterality might become one of the guidelines to follow in this process. (excerpt) –
11. Interfax: Moscow blames U.S., UK for growing military-political tensions in Arctic.
12. Reuters: Russia says it sent ‘specialists’ to Venezuela, rebuffs Trump.
13. Robert Bridge, US lecturing Russia to ‘keep out of Western Hemisphere’ is hubris & hypocrisy on steroids. –
14. Washington Post: Ryhor Astapenia, Will Russia try to occupy Belarus? Here are the 4 things you need to know about the two nations’ falling out.
15. Kyrgyzstan: Putin visits bearing gifts. Moscow has given Bishkek a $30 million grant to help support budget outlays. –
16. TASS: Putin views Russia’s military base in Kyrgyzstan as stability factor for Central Asia.
17. New York Times: Max Fankel, The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo. The campaign and the Kremlin had an overarching deal: help beat Hillary Clinton for a new pro-Russian foreign policy.
18. Washington Post: David Ignatius, Moscow shouldn’t misjudge the Mueller moment. If Russia wants lasting improvement in its relations with the United States, it should stop its gloating about the special counsel’s report.
19. Washington Examiner: David Barsouk, Without Mueller report cloud, Trump should normalize relations with Russia.
20. AP: What’s at Stake in Ukraine’s Presidential Election.
21. The National Interest: Caroline Caywood, The Battle for Ukraine’s Presidency is Just Beginning. Allegations of vote buying, corruption, and Russian interference are clouding Ukraine’s elections.
22. Bear Market Brief Ukraine: Poroshenko is closing the gap.
23. Wall Street Journal: The Revolution That Wasn’t: Disillusioned Ukrainians Head to Polls. Frustrated with graft, their inability to join NATO and the EU and a conflict with Russia, voters make a politically inexperienced comedian their top candidate.
24. Ukraine’s leading presidential candidate Zelenskiy denies dependence on oligarch Kolomoisky.
25. TASS: Profiles of Ukrainian presidential race frontrunners –
26. Russian International Affairs Council: Ekaterina Chimiris, A View from Moscow on Ukraine’s Presidential Vote –
27. Steve Shabad: Response to Matt Bivens (JRL #50 “Russiagate: The Great Tragic Comedy of Modern Journalism”)
28. Yermolai Solzhenitsyn: Some information on

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