RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2020-#116 :: Monday, 29 June 2020

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2020-#116 :: Monday, 29 June 2020
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1. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, AFGHAN TALES –
2. ‘Russian bounties for Taliban’ story clearly meant to derail US military pullout, says Moscow’s special envoy to Afghanistan –
3. Facebook: Fred Weir, Russian skulduggery in Afghanistan.
4. Facebook: Sean Guillory, My thoughts on Russia paid the Taliban to kill American soldiers.
5. George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies: David Lewis, Return to Kabul? Russian Policy in Afghanistan
6. Scott Ritter, New York Times takes anti-Russian hysteria to new level with report on Russian ‘bounty’ for US troops in Afghanistan –
7. Meduza: Election officials report nearly 40 percent turnout in Russia’s ongoing constitutional plebiscite.
8. AFP: Exit Poll Shows Russians Strongly Backing Constitution Reforms.
9. 76% of early voters say YES to constitutional changes, which could keep Putin in power until 2036 – exit polls.
10. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Moscow Poll on Russia’s Constitutional Referendum –
11. AFP: Russia’s opposition flounders as Putin changes constitution
12. Asia Times: Moscow shocker: Navalny speaks out on Russian TV. Network airs criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin by long-time Kremlin foe Aleksei Navalny
13. Moscow Times: Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Surpass 640K
15. TASS: Putin says convinced Russia will get over current crisis with minimal losses.
16. Wall Street Journal: Coronavirus Crisis Strains Russia’s Soviet-Era Regional Health System. Doctors, equipment and basic supplies run short as cases climb; some facilities lack running water
17. Bloomberg: Putin Seizes Moment to Rule Until He’s 83 Amid Fading Popularity
18. Russian and Eurasian Politics: Gordon Hahn, RUSSIAN EVOLUTION: Towards Orderly and Peaceful Regime Transformation in Russia
19. Los Angeles Time: Leon Aron, Putin is likely to win his bid to stay in power another decade, but at what cost?
20. Paul Goble: Putin Driving Russia to Where the USSR was in 1991, Zyuganov Says.
21. Kennan Institute: William Pomeranz, Russia’s Broken Constitution
22. Three decades after Soviet collapse, Russia tells UN it’s eliminated ‘extreme’ poverty, but millions still require govt help
23. Bloomberg: Why the World Worries About Russia’s Natural Gas Pipeline.
24. David C. Speedie: Russia and the West
25. Russia in Global Affairs: Sergei Karaganov, THE FUTURE OF THE BIG TRIANGLE –
26. South China Morning Post editorial: US is shunning its responsibilities on arms control. Observers believe the American strategy is a cynical ploy to complicate and derail negotiations.
27. Twitter: Sergey Radchenko, Anatolii Adamishin’s memoir.
29. Intellinews: Saakashvili says Russia “way ahead” of Ukraine in making reforms
30. TASS: Poll indicates sharp decline in Ukrainian president’s approval rating.
31. Awful Avalanche: More Wire-tapped Poroshenko Biden Conversations – Part II –
32. Bryan MacDonald, Fake story on Russians paying Afghans ‘bounty’ to kill Americans latest example of appalling US/UK media coverage of Russia –

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