RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#22 :: Thursday, 14 February 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#22 :: Thursday, 14 February 2019
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1. TASS: People make biggest contribution to maintaining their own health, says Russian minister
2. Expanded meeting of the State Council Presidium on improving housing and creating a comfortable urban environment.
3. Meeting with representatives of the public: the Housing and Urban Environment national project.
4. RIA Novosti: Dmitry Medvedev on the strategic goals of the country’s development.
5. Nezavisimaya Gazeta: Vladislav Surkov, Putin’s Lasting State.[] []
6. A Separate Russian WWW? “Sovereign Internet” Project Gains Steam Among Politicians! []
7. PONARS Eurasia: Victoria Sakevich and Maria Lipman, Abortion in Russia: How Has the Situation Changed Since the Soviet Era? (excerpt)
8. Valdai Discussion Club: Ivan Timofeev, Munich Security Report 2019: Who Is to Blame and What to Do?
9. Sputnik: Merkel’s Successor: Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Can’t Be Cancelled.
10. RFE/RL: U.S. Senators To Try Again With Tougher Russia Sanctions Bill.
11. TASS: Nezavisimaya Gazeta: West gearing up to slap ‘symbolic’ sanctions on Russia.
12. TASS: New US sanctions will have smaller effect than those already imposed – Bank of Russia.
13. Interfax: Russia can mitigate effects of new U.S. sanctions if imposed – Duma’s Slutsky.
14. The BlogMire: Rob Slane, European Leaders React to the Death of the INF Treaty By Perfecting Their Ostrich Impressions.
15. Moscow Times: Lincoln Mitchell and Tinatin Japaridze, Venezuela Sets the Stage for a Putin-Trump Confrontation . In the past, Trump has taken hard stances against Russia, only to back away.
16. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, CENSORS FOR DEMOCRACY.
17. AP: AP Interview: Envoy says Russia’s clout in Afghanistan rises.
18. AP: Russia more assured about war with Afghan three decades on. Friday marks the anniversary of Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan 30 years ago. Once hailed as a much sought-after end to a bloody quagmire, many Russians now see the decade-long war as successful and legitimate action against United States-backed militants.
19. Interfax: Some 70% of Ukrainians approve possible compromises with Russia, DPR, LPR for sake of peace – poll.
20. Carnegie Moscow Center: Gleb Pavolovsky, Russia and Ukraine: A Lethal Codependency. The Russia-Ukraine conflict has moved from cozy mutual exploitation to lethal hostility. Neither side is prepared to admit its deep dependence on the other.
21. Revolution is the new black: How Western money funds overthrow-your-government classes. []
22. The Independent (UK): Russia preparing ‘perfect storm’ of 2020 interference, officials warn as Trump ‘guts’ election security funding.
23. The Unz Review: Anatoly Karlin, Butina: Not A Spy, Not Even An Agent. As I Said Hours After Her Arrest. (excerpt) []
24. Gareth Porter, Real Motive Behind the FBI Plan to Investigate Trump as a Russian Agent . Coverage of this episode by The New York Times and CNN further stigmatizes any dissent from new Cold War policy toward Russia.[]
25. Sic Semper Tyrannis: By William Binnery and Larry Johnson, WHY THE DNC WAS NOT HACKED BY THE RUSSIANS.

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