RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#60 :: Wednesday, 10 April 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#60 :: Wednesday, 10 April 2019
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1. Russia Beyond: Whу do so many Russians die on the road? –
2. Ben Aris, Russian medical services show healthy growth.
3. Reuters: Putin, on Mueller Report: ‘We Said From the Start It Would Find Nothing’
4. Putin talks Mueller probe, US-Russia relations & polar bears at Arctic forum.
5. Interfax: Putin reaffirms Russia’s plans to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change.
7. Carnegie Moscow Center: Andrey Pertsev, Kremlin Scapegoat: Russia’s In-System Opposition Under Attack.
8. RFE/RL: ‘Very Important Precedent:’ Russian Court Rules Transgender Woman Was Fired Illegally.
9. Interfax: Calvey planning to continue working in Russia, urges to invest in Russian projects – business ombudsman.
10. Danielle Ryan, TIME sinks to new depths of hypocrisy and propaganda with latest cover story on scary Russia –
11. Migration to Russia drops to the lowest level since the fall of the Soviet Union.
12. Russia Matters: Experts Discuss Threats Shaping Russia’s Alliances.
13. Interfax: Federation Council says dialogue with NATO military, politicians necessary.
14. Top Military Expert! Russia Must Start Stocking Up, Preparing For a Wartime Economy! –
15. Vedomosti: Russians do not buy ‘militarist’ rhetoric, paper says.
16. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Washington’s obsession with Russia sanctions petering out.
17. TASS: Browder involved in five criminal cases in Russia, says Prosecutor-General.
18. Riddle: Mikhail Nemtsev, Rethinking the “Russian World.” Mikhail Nemtsev considers how the concept of the “Russian World” was transformed from the niche interest of a few intellectuals to the cornerstone of the Kremlin’s revanchist agenda.
19. Valdai Discussion Club: Maria Khodynskaya-Golenischeva, Middle East: America as Spoiler, Russia as Guarantor. –
20. AP: Putin outlines ambitious Arctic expansion program,
21. Valdai Discussion Club: Nikita Kuprikov, Arctic: Cooperation with Russia as an Inevitable Necessity –
22. TASS: Russia removed 80,000 tonnes of trash from its Arctic zone since 2012.
23. Sputnik: Amesbury Survivor Tells Russian Envoy He Didn’t Know How He Was Treated.
24. Eurasian Geography and Economics: John O’Loughlin and Gerard Toal, The Crimea conundrum: legitimacy and public opinion after annexation. (excerpt)
25. Russian and Eurasian Politics: Gordon Hahn, NATO Expansion’s Open Door Policy and War or Peace in the Donbass. –
26. TASS: Kiev agrees to extradite suspect accused of murdering Forbes editor to Russia.
27. PONARS Eurasia: Sergiy Kudelia, Will Ukraine’s Fractured Electorate Create Another Power Turnover?
28. Al Jazeera: Leonid Ragozin, Why ethnopolitics doesn’t work in Ukraine. Petro Poroshenko’s electoral failure shows the limits of using ethnonationalism as a political strategy in Ukraine.
29. Kyiv Post: Brian Bonner, Poroshenko coming on strong in final stretch.
30. TASS: Poroshenko orders over 2,000 billboards showing him face-to-face with Putin.
31. TASS: Poroshenko headquarters explains why Putin appears on election billboards.
32. Vedomosti: Daily says Russia lacks Ukrainian-style competitive elections.
33. Wall Street Journal: Justice Department to Examine Origins of Probe Into Trump Campaign’s Possible Ties to Russia. Issue has been a grievance among GOP lawmakers, who allege law-enforcement officials and prosecutors abused their authority.
34. Strategic Culture Foundation: Patrick Armstrong, Putin Derangement Syndrome After Mueller – –
35. Ray McGovern, Unaccountable Media Faced with Dilemma in Next Phase of Deep State-gate. Now that the media has been exposed for wrongly siding with the intelligence agencies, how will it handle Devin Nunes’s criminal referrals in Deep State-gate? –
36. National Review: Andrew McCarthy, The Folly of the Mueller Investigation. A hysteria without a cause; a report without a point.

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