RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#87 :: Thursday, 23 May 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#87 :: Thursday, 23 May 2019
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1. Moscow Times: Russian Support for LGBT Rights Hits 14-Year High, Poll Says.
2. Valdai Discussion Club: Vasily Kashin, The West and Russian-Chinese Relations: Stages of Denial. – valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/the-west-and-russian-chinese-relations/
3. Vesti.ru: Zakharova: US Doesn’t Treat Russians With Respect, Denies Visas and Delays Ordinary Procedures! – vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3150037&cid=4441
4. Sputnik: Kremlin Will Not Interfere in Dispute Over New Church in Russia’s Yekaterinburg.
5. RFE/RL: Russian Officials Scrap Yekaterinburg Church Plan After Public Outcry.
6. Paul Goble: Two Understandings of Democracy Clash in the Streets of Yekaterinburg, ‘Nezavisimaya Gazeta’ Says.
7. TASS: Authorities should assist trade unions in upholding rights of working people, says Putin.
8. Moscow Times: Samantha Berkhead, A Glimpse Behind the Iron Curtain. As nostalgia for the Soviet Union swells, one project aims to show what life was like for ordinary citizens in the U.S.S.R.
9. Meduza: ‘I try to live as though there are no walls’ Former protest organizer and independent journalist Ekaterina Vinokurova explains why she took a job at ‘Russia Today’
10. Meduza: Baronova: What did Stalinists ever do to you?
11. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, Why are Russian stocks so cheap?
12. Bloomberg: Russian Economy Gives Putin Reasons Not to Extend OPEC+ Deal.
13. Sputnik: US to Triple Import of Russian Oil Amid Sanctions Against Venezuela – Report.
14. Valdai Discussion Club: The End of Multilateral Diplomacy? Alexander Grushko About New World Order.- valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/the-end-of-multilateral-diplomacy/
15. www.rt.com: Neil Clark, Let’s not make a drama about Skripal case before important questions are answered. – rt.com/op-ed/460005-skripal-novichok-questions-poisoning/
17. New York Times: ‘Vladimir Putin’ Talk Show in U.K. Prompts Sharp Intake of Breath in Russia.
18. www.rt.com: Anna Belkina, EU’s Russian interference trail goes cold. – rt.com/op-ed/459983-russian-interference-eu-elections/
19. American Committee for East-West Accord: Paul R. Grenier: On Natasha Bertrand’s McCarthyite Hit Piece. – eastwestaccord.com/paul-r-grenier-on-natasha-bertrands-mccarthyite-hit-piece/
20. Rolling Stone: Matt Taibbi, We’ve Hit a New Low in Campaign Hit Pieces. Recent efforts to sandbag Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard are crude repeats of behaviors that helped elect Trump in 2016. (excerpt) – rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/taibbi-tulsi-gabbard-bernie-sanders-trump-2020-838156/
21. The Unz Review: C.J. Hopkins, Democracy vs. the Putin-Nazis. (excerpt) – unz.com/chopkins/democracy-vs-the-putin-nazis/
22. TASS: Ukraine opens high treason case against Poroshenko over Kerch Strait incident.
23. Bear Market Blog Ukraine: Poll: Donbass conflict is a top priority for Ukrainians.
24. TASS: Izvestia: Zelensky’s party to benefit from Ukraine’s snap election.
25. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, Zelenskiy is fashioning a cudgel of authority from the wisps of legitimacy.
26. Foreign Affairs: Stephen Kotkin, American Hustle. What Mueller Found-and Didn’t Find-About Trump and Russia.

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