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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#88 :: Tuesday, 28 May 2019
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1. Intellinews.com: Ben Aris, The Russian economy is stagnating.
2. Bloomberg: One Year In, Putin’s Grand Economic Plan Is Tainted With Manure. The National Projects spending program is not living up to expectations.
3. TASS: Izvestia: Russia’s recession risk drops to 10%.
4. Intellinews.com: Trust in Russian President Vladimir Putin falls to a historic low of 31.7% in May.
5. Kremlin.ru: Meeting with Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights Boris Titov.
6. Moscow Times: Major Russian Cities Need 100 Years to Reach Moscow’s Development Level, Study Says.
7. New York Times: In Russia’s Provinces, the Doctor Is in (the Streets).
8. TASS: Izvestia: Envoy stresses Russia committed to abiding by European Court’s decisions.
9. Paul Goble: Russians Again as in 1989 Beginning to Feel that Fundamental Change is Possible, Solovey Says.
10. Valdai Discussion Club: Timofei Bordachev, Europe’s Parliamentary Election: A New Stage in the History of Europe? – valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/european-parliament-election-a-new-stage/]
11. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Iran seeks to edge out Russian bases in Syria.
12. Russian International Affairs Council: Abdolrasool Divsallar and Pyotr Kortunov, Moscow’s Options in The Wake of A US Military Confrontation with Iran. – russiancouncil.ru/en/analytics-and-comments/analytics/moscow-s-options-in-the-wake-of-a-us-military-confrontation-with-iran/
13. Andrei Liakhov: RE: FT Article on Sheremetievo disaster (JRL May 22)
14. Bloomberg: Leonid Bershidsky, Putin’s Arctic Plans Are a Climate Change Bet. Russia has launched its third new nuclear icebreaker as part of a massive effort to control shipping routes before the ice melts.
15. Oilprice.com: The U.S. Is Losing The Nuclear Race To Russia And China.
16. Meduza: Steshin: HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ is a global conspiracy against Rosatom.
17. Vedomosti: Poll: Russia’s youth more disillusioned with political leaders.
18. PONARS Eurasia: Harley Balzer, Public Opinion Paradoxes? Russians Are Increasingly Dubious About the Costs of Putin’s Foreign Policies.
19. RFE/RL: Flouting The Law In Nostalgia’s Name: Russia’s Growing Movement Of ‘Soviet Citizens’
20. www.rt.com: Robert Bridge, US think tank goes big-game hunting for Russia. Guess who gets shot in the foot? – rt.com/op-ed/460385-rand-report-us-russia/
21. NYU Jordan Center: Eliot Borenstein, Words Fail Us (Russia’s Alien Nations).
22. Russia Matters: 2020 US Presidential Candidates on Russia: What Have They Said So Far? (excerpt)
23. The National Interest: Daryl Kimball, New START Must Be Extended, With or Without China. The baffling non-answers from the senior administration officials strongly suggest that the president’s impulse for a grand U.S.-Chinese-Russian arms control bargain is not backed up with a realistic plan.
24. https://yasha.substack.com: Yasha Levine, Russiagate: A coming of age moment for Soviet immigrants. We never knew what it was like to have the country’s media and political class brand people like us a possible threat. Until now. [https://yasha.substack.com/p/russiagate-a-coming-of-age-moment]
25. Counterpunch.org: Zhivko Illeiff, Russiagate and the Dry Rot in American Journalism. (excerpt) – counterpunch.org/2019/05/24/russiagate-and-the-dry-rot-in-american-journalism/]
26. Interfax: Zelensky’s party seeking one-party majority in future Rada – election campaign head.
27. Valdai Discussion Club: Mikhail Pogrebinsky and Denis Kiryukhin, Reformatting the Ukrainian Political Landscape.
28. Financial Times: Ukraine oligarch urges Volodymyr Zelensky to default on debt. Concern grows over Igor Kolomoisky’s influence on the novice president.
29. Vineyard of the Saker: Olga Samofalova, Ukraine Will Be Able to Restore Its Economy Only By Cooperating With Russia.
30. Vesti.ru: Zelensky More of the Same? Little Hope For Peace in Donbass With New Ukrainian President.
31. Meduza: ‘A surreal country’ The mad dash for Russian citizenship in separatist Luhansk.

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