RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#57 :: Thursday, 4 April 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#57 :: Thursday, 4 April 2019
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1. Washington Post: Gary Abernathy, Get ready for Mueller report ‘bombshells’
2. The march of Russia’s medical lab services business.
3. Vladimir Putin took part in the opening ceremony of the Memory Watch 2019 national event at the Victory Museum on Moscow’s Poklonnaya Gora.
4. Valdai Dicussion Club: Andrey Sushentsov, Kosovo as a Formative Experience for Russia. The 20th anniversary of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia passed almost unnoticed in the West. The elites and general public there do not understand that Yugoslavia’s tragedy has become a major formative experience for Russia’s relations with the West. NATO’s intervention in Yugoslavia was a turning point that ushered in a period of conflict in relations between Russia and the West. –
5. Russia Matters: Nikolas Govsdev, 7 Pillars of Putin’s World: New Book Shows US Policymakers Russia as It Is. (review of “Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest” by Angela Stent)
6. Meduza: Kashin: Russia Today has turned its empire inward.
7. Bear Market Blog: Road safety tops Russians’ list of worries.
8. The Nation: Stephen Cohen, The Fictitious ‘Russian Attack’ vs. the Real Imperative to ‘Cooperate With Russia.’ The Kremlin did not “attack America” in 2016, but the myth could lead to war between the nuclear superpowers.
9. US nuclear strikes ‘most reasonable’ response if Russia invades, Polish ex-army chief says.
10. The Real News Network: ‘Obscene’ Bipartisan Applause for NATO in Congress. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress fanning the fire of a ‘Russian threat.’ Peter Kuznick says it is an ‘obscene bipartisan spectacle applauding war’; Pietro Shakarian discusses the self-serving NATO expansion and the hyperbolic Russia threat narrative. –
11. TASS: RBC: Russia, UK can cooperate on arms control, war on terror despite Skripal case.
12. Ron Ridenour, Has the US Lost Its Military Supremacy Over Russia? –
13. TASS: Russia vows to provide timely ‘reply’ to dangers posed by Washington’s INF exit.
14. The Unz Review: Israel Shamir, Venezuela, a New Syria. (excerpt) –
15. Russian International Affairs Council: Timur Akhmetov, It Is Time to Revise Russia-Turkey Relations for a More Stable Future. –
17. Vedomosti: Yelena Mukhametshina: Russians hope for best. Number of Russians who believe in normalization of relations with West reaches highest figure in five years. Some 54 per cent of those polled believe conflict over Crimea will be allowed to fade away.
18. Valdai Discussion Club: Election in Ukraine: Don’t Expect Warming in Relations with Russia. From the presidential election in Ukraine, one should not expect a significant warming in Russian-Ukrainian relations, writes Valdai Club expert Mikhail Pogrebinsky, Director of the Kiev Centre for Political Studies and Conflictology. –
19. Strategic Culture Foundation: Dmitry Babich, The Ukrainian Election: Poroshenko Loses, the Regime Survives. –
20. The Unz Review: The Saker, A Few Initial Thoughts About the First Round of the Ukrainian Presidential Election. (excerpt) –
21. TASS: Zelensky claims he can get Donbass back, willing to use different approaches.
22. Wall Street Journal: Can a Ukrainian Comic Stand Up to Russia? The West Worries.
23. Provoking Russia or propping up Poroshenko? NATO ridiculed over plans to ‘shield’ Ukrainian ships.
24. Yale Journal of International Affairs: Nicolai Petrov, The Gospel According to Poroshenko: Politics, Religion, and the New Church of Ukraine.
25. The Hill: Data analyst says Russia isn’t a top priority for voters.
26. Sic Semper Tyrannis: William Binney and Larry Johnson. TEST IT YOURSELF, THE 2-SECOND-ROUNDING FACT PATTERN IN THE DNC EMAILS. (excerpt)
27. Russiagate hysteria lives on: Election meddling sanctions bill has its day in the Senate.
28. Wall Street Journal editorial: Trolling the Mueller Report. Democrats lost on collusion. Now they’re inventing a coverup.
29. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the daily Moskovsky Komsomolets, Moscow, April 3, 2019.

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