RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#61 :: Thursday, 11 April 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#61 :: Thursday, 11 April 2019
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1. Russia Beyond: Can Russia save its minority languages. – rbth.com/education/330220-minority-languages
2. Paul Goble: Number of Marriages and Number of Divorces Both Falling in Russia – and Possibly for Same Reasons.
3. Newsweek: IS RUSSIA SAFE? U.S. ADDS TO NEW KIDNAPPING THREAT LIST ALONG WITH IRAN, VENEZUELA AND THESE OTHER COUNTRIES.
4. Wall Street Journal: George P. Shultz, William J. Perry and Sam Nunn, The Threat of Nuclear War Is Still With Us. The U.S. must re-engage with Russia to ensure the ultimate weapon doesn’t spread and is never used.
5. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, MUTUAL LACK OF CRITICAL INTROSPECTION.
6. Forbes.com: James Rodgers, Russia, Putin And The Future: Political Factors For Investors And Policy Makers To Watch.
7. Interfax: Putin stresses need for investigators to work strictly within law.
8. Reuters: Russian Lawmakers Approve Second Reading of ‘Sovereign’ Internet Bill.
9. Meduza: Defendants need people who give a damn . How ‘public advocates’ are disrupting Russia’s justice system.
10. www.rt.com: American investor Calvey released from Russian jail & placed under house arrest.
11. Valdai Discussion Club: Yaroslav Lissovolik, Education Alliances and Russia’s ‘Soft Power’ – valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/education-alliances-and-russia-s-soft-power/
12. Eurasian Geopolitics: Edward Walker, Review of Michael McFaul, From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia.
13. Montana Public Radio: Former US Ambassador Talks Trump And Russia-US Relations.
14. Samuel Charap: The Demise of the INF: Implications for Russia-China Relations.
15. Reuters: Nord Stream 2 delay ‘trump card’ in Russia-Ukraine gas talks: EU official.
16. Interfax: Videoconference to agree on Donbas ‘Easter truce’ slated for April 18 – Deinego.
17. Moscow Times: Rebel Leader Says East Ukraine Wants to Join Russia.
19. Kyiv Post: New poll: 71 percent ready to vote for Zelenskiy, 29 percent for Poroshenko in second round.
20. Intellinews.com: Ukrainian Zelenskiy releases list of first 10 steps should he win presidential elections.
21. Transitions Online: Dmytro Babachanakh, Will the Real Volodymyr Zelenskiy Now Stand Up. Does new information about the genesis of his TV show reveal that the favorite in Ukraine’s presidential election has a hitherto unsuspected genius for politics?
22. www.rt.com: Ukrainian adventurism in Black Sea risks pulling NATO into war with Russia – senators.
23. Interfax-Ukraine: Russia preparing for full-scale war in Europe, Ukraine will be first bridgehead.
24. Forbes.com: Zak Doffman, Forget Russia, China And Iran, Up To 80% Of Cybersecurity Threats Are Closer To Home.
25. The Federalist: Jonathan Tobin, Democrats’ Denial Over The Lack Of Russian Collusion Could Re-Elect Trump. Doubling down on accusations and demanding the un-redacted Mueller report is no substitute for collusion myths, but Democrats’ inability to let it go helps the president.

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