RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#95 :: Thursday, 6 June 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#95 :: Thursday, 6 June 2019
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1. Russian International Affairs Council: Andrey Kortunov, Who Will Build the New World Order? Speech at the 5th International Conference “Russia and China: Cooperation in a New Era” –
2. Spring Capital: Russia Under Sanctions – Impact and Adaptation. (excerpt)
3. Defusing the Nuclear Threat: Martin Hellman, D-Day+70: Time to Repay an Overdue Debt of Gratitude.
4. Reuters: Russia to West: D-Day wasn’t decisive in ending World War Two.
5. Moskovsky Komsomolets: Daily views poor economic situation, falling incomes in Russia.
6. New York Times: Putin Aims to Revive the Economy With a Plan. And Pianos.
7. Moscow Times: Russia’s Top Auditor Kudrin Blasts Corruption in Legal System.
8. TASS: Russia retains state control in strategic sectors of economy, says Kremlin.
9. Reuters: Russia’s Sechin Accuses U.S. of Using Energy as Political Weapon.
10. Russia kicks off economic forum, but its wealth is on shaky ground.
11. Financial Times: Calvey fraud case casts pall over Putin’s St Petersburg summit. High-profile western visitors largely absent as Baring Vostok chief remains under arrest.
12. Moscow Times/Vedomosti: Why Reading the Kremlin’s Code Language Has Become so Difficult. Constant infighting between different factions is resulting in confusing signals being sent out – as in the case of investor Michael Calvey.
13. Vedomosti: Paper on reports of pollster method change to boost Putin rating.
14. Generation Putin. After decades in the shadows, Russia’s feminists grab their spotlight.
15. Turning its back on greenback: Russia slashes share of US dollar in international reserves.
16. Wall Street Journal: Russia’s Sovcomflot Says Arctic Sailings Will Become Routine. CEO of the state-owned shipping giant says melting polar ice will draw more ship operators to Siberian waters.
17. TASS: Putin for creating common rules of using communication resources.
18. Russia Beyond: How average Russians reacted to HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ –
19. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: American pressure pushes Russia, China closer.
20. Xinhua: Close China-Russia ties good for global stability – paper.
21. Financial Times: Russia strengthens China ties in defiance of bellicose Trump. Putin and Xi build on developing alliance to combat US trade war and sanctions.
22. Kenneth Rapoza, Russia And China Only Look Like They Are Becoming Buddies. It’s Mostly Talk.
23. Press statements following Russian-Chinese talks.
24. The National Interest: Lyle Goldstein, Chinese Nuclear Armed Submarines in Russian Arctic Ports? It Could Happen. What once seemed completely farfetched has now evidently become a topic of semi-serious discussion.
25. RFE/RL: Putin Says Russia Prepared To Drop Arms Control Treaty If U.S. Not Interested In Renewal.
26. Sic Semper Tyrannis: Is Bolton Trashing Yet Another Arms Control Agreement? –
27. Interfax: Putin’s visit to Rome, meeting with Pope Francis being prepared – Peskov.
28. Meduza: Frolov: The U.S.-Israel-Russia is a chance for Moscow to find out what it’s worth to Trump in Iran.
29. Behind the scenes, John Kerry deemed Crimea referendum legit, but urged a repeat – Lavrov.
30. TASS: Kommersant: Zelensky’s first foreign tour offers glimpse at Kiev’s future policies.
31. TASS: Putin calls on London to turn the page in relations with Moscow.
32. The Blog Mire: Rob Slane, The New York Times Tries to Get Itself Out of the Duckgate Hole Using a Spade. –
33. Moon of Alabama: Odd NYT ‘Correction’ Exculpates British Government And CIA From Manipulating Trump Over Skripal Novichok Incident. (excerpt) –
34. Growing Evidence That Putin Is Behind the ‘Game of Thrones’ Debacle.
35. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Paul Stronski, Nine Things to Know About Kazakhstan’s Election.

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