RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#81 :: Monday, 13 May 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#81 :: Monday, 13 May 2019
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1. TASS: No contact with Butina at new prison so far, says father.
2. Gilbert Doctorow, March of the Immortal Regiment, St Petersburg, 2019: reflections of a participant. –
3. Meduza: Morev: Russia must reclaim its humanistic traditions for Victory Day.
4. The New Yorker: Masha Gessen, Putin and Trump’s Ominous Nostalgia for the Second World War.
5. TASS: Job satisfaction: Most Russians pleased with their employment, says poll.
6. Bear Market Blog: Council on Strategic Development and National Projects.
7. Paul Goble: Russian Regions Dream of Autonomy Not Independence, Belanovsky Says.
8. Ben Aris, Can Russia halve its poverty level?
9. Russia on track to remain world’s biggest grain exporter.
10. Carnegie Moscow Center: Anastasia Dagaeva, A National Disappointment: What Went Wrong With the Sukhoi Superjet 100.
11. Olena Strelnyk, Fighting to be seen: how Ukrainian and Russian professional women are securing their place in public. In Ukraine and Russia, civil society and professional associations are helping women experts to raise their profile in the public arena.
12. All men must serve in the military? Russian Orthodox Church believes otherwise.
13. Russia Beyond: Who are the Russian intelligentsia: brains of the nation or just sh-t? –
14. Meager US-Russia trade sees 25% surge with diplomatic relations at all time low.
15. Vedomosti: Russian experts unsure ‘dialogue’ with US possible.
16. The National Interest: Ted Galen Carpenter, Striking a Deal with Russia on Spheres of Influence. All great powers seek to enforce their writ in their immediate neighborhood, and the avoidance of needless conflict requires a decent respect for that reality.
17. Valdai Discussion Club: Andrey Sushentsov, Why European Security Is Stronger Than We Think. –
18. Valdai Discussion Club: Hamidreza Azizi, JCPOA in Сrisis: What Can the Europeans and Russia Do? (re Iran) –
19. The National Interest: Richard Burt and Jon Wolfsthal, How Trump Can Transform Nuclear Arms Control. The president now has the opportunity not only to rescue nuclear arms control but to transform it. He should seize it.
20. The Economist: Vladimir Putin’s road to Damascus. Russia’s military gamble in Syria is paying off handsomely. But for how long?
21. RAND: Overextending and Unbalancing Russia. Assessing the Impact of Cost-Imposing Options. (excerpt)
22. Meduza: ‘Patriots don’t do anything for their country, but the country does a lot for the patriots.’ Director Pavel Lungin speaks on his new Afghan War film and the public push against it.
23. National Security Archive: The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan 1989.Soviets Sought a Model of Cooperation with U.S. on Regional Conflicts.
24. New Statesman (UK): Adrian Pabst, China, Russia and the return of the civilisational state. Such states define themselves not as nations but civilisations – in opposition to the liberalism and global market ideology of the West.
25. Russia Matters: Daniel Shapiro, Ukraine and NATO: Disconnect Between State Policy and Public Opinion Is Less Dangerous Than Russia.
26. Awful Avalanche: Crime and Punishment: The Collaborators – Part IV –
27. TASS: Kommersant: Chinese hackers targeted Russian state structures for years.
28. Washington Post: Mueller’s report is done. Is there still a point in having a prayer candle with his image on it?
29. New York Times: Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise.
30. Twitter: Leonid Bershidsky, New York Times on 5G.
31. EU 5G Appeal – Scientists warn of potential serious health effects of 5G.
32. Facebook: Fred Weir, NYT on Russia Targeting Europe’s Elections.
33. New York Times: Russia Is Targeting Europe’s Elections. So Are Far-Right Copycats.
34. The Russians are coming for European elections! Just don’t ask for proof. –
35. CNN: No Democrats have read the less-redacted Mueller report. But five Republicans have.
36. Adam Carter, The Mueller Report – Expensive Estimations And Elusive Evidence. (excerpt)

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