RUSSIA & UKRAINE – Johnson’s Russia List table of contents & links :: JRL 2019-#40 :: Tuesday, 12 March 2019

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Johnson’s Russia List :: JRL 2019-#40 :: Tuesday, 12 March 2019
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1. Russia Beyond: 7 cultural pillars that unite Russians all over the world.[rbth.com/lifestyle/330086-7-cultural-pillars-that-unite-russians]
2. Twitter: Tony Kevin, Comment on NYTIMES.COM “Turgenev Dissed Russia but Is Still Lionized as Literary Star by Touchy Kremlin” (JRL#39)
3. TASS: Trump asks US Congress to allocate $500 mln to counter Russia’s ‘malign influence’
4. Irrussianality: Paul Robinson, THE RUSSIANS DONE IT, #2. [irrussianality.wordpress.com/2019/03/11/the-russians-done-it-2/]
5. www.duffelblog.com: Russians training pudgy, tattooed honeypots to target enlisted.
6. Business Insider: Russia says it’s arming its warships with a new weapon that makes enemies want to vomit.
7. NBCNews.com: Report: Russia will meddle in European elections, keep prepping for war with NATO. In a conflict, Russia would likely hit the Baltic states first, but war between Russia and NATO would involve attacks on Western Europe, says a new report.
8. Wall Street Journal: Elisabeth Braw, How the British Hit Back Against Russian Agitprop. The Kremlin loves using disinformation to sow chaos. Deterrence requires a plan for a second strike.
9. Paul Goble: Putin Preparing Russians for War Much as Stalin Did in 1938-1939.
10. Moscow Times: Gleb Pavlovsky, Taking to the Street Left Russia’s Opposition Out in the Cold. The street calls for simple solutions, at a time when there are no easy answers.
11. Global News (Canada): Jeff Semple, Russia Rising, part 7: Meet the so-called ‘Putin Generation’ [globalnews.ca/news/5042929/russia-rising-part-7-putin-generation/]
12. Sean’s Russia Blog: Transcript: Russian Nationalism. (interview with Marlene Laruelle)
13. TASS: Vedomosti: US may become the world’s second oil exporter, experts forecast.
14. Financial Times: US business threatens to stay away from Russian economic forum. Executives protest against Moscow’s detention of investor Michael Calvey.
15. Reuters: Kremlin shrugs off possible U.S. boycott of forum over investor’s arrest.
16. www.rt.com: US sanctions against Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline ‘under consideration’ – energy czar.
17. Wall Street Journal: Russia’s Economic Clout in Europe Grows Despite Sanctions, Study Says. Lax corporate rules and uneven anticorruption practices said to allow its expansion despite U.S. and European sanctions.
18. Interfax: Russia did everything it could to save INF Treaty – ambassador.
19. TASS: RBC: Moscow has no plans to hand over Kuril Islands to Japan.
20. New Times (Moscow): Alexander Morozov, The Price Russia Has Paid for Crimea.[newtimes.ru/articles/detail/177959]
21. Valdai Discussion Club: Yaroslav Lissovolik, A Different Global Governance: Taming the Excesses of Realpolitik.
22. Carnegie Moscow Center: Konstantin Skorkin, How Petro Poroshenko Became Ukraine’s Top Patriot.
23. The American Conservative: Peter Van Buren, Paul Manafort: Eulogy for a Straw Man. The pivot from collusion to generic corruption only exposes how empty the process is.
24. Council on Foreign relations: Putin’s Playbook: Russia’s Foreign Policy Priorities. (with Alexander Cooley, Angela E. Stent, Joshua Tucker, and Stephen Sestanovich)


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