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Chronology - 22 October 2014
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A daily listing of Russia/Eurasia-related press reports
iNYT = International New York Times. FT = The Financial Times. Econ = The Economost. BBC = British Broadcasting Corporation World Service. Other titles given in full.


23 Nov. Ukraine crisis: Lavrov warns over Russia 'regime change' goal (BBC)


22 Nov. Russia - A wounded economy (Econ leader) / The Russian economy - the end of the line (Econ briefing)

21 Nov. Nato hold itd largest cyber wa game on edge of Russia (FT) / Ukaine's slow collapse (iNYT) / Failure to reach a nuclear deal will drive Iran into Russia's arms (FT)

18 Nov. Mystery Russian space launch sparks fears Kremlin has revived its satellite killer (FT) / Russia ousts envoys from Germany and Poland (iNYT)


17 Nov. Putin flies home early after taking flak (Brisbane G-20) / Russia finds tough words from G-20 on Ukraine (iNYT)


16 Nov.


15 Nov. Russia and Ukraine - military marches (Econ)


14 Nov.


13 Nov.


12 Nov. Russia to build Iran atomic reactors at Bushehr (BBC) / Russia agrees Iran nuclear pact as talks near deadline (FT) / Russia's struggle to feed and heat people of Crimea as winter nears (FT) / Kazakhstan looks to hedge oil price (FT)


11 Nov. Putin snubs Europe wth Siberian gas deal that bolsters China links (FT) / Putin aims to strengthen China links as ties with west fray (iNYT) / Study warns of growing risk in standoffs wth Russia (European Leqdership Network) iNYT /Russia is a bigger challenge than ISIS (Rachman) FT / The Iran-Ukraine affair (Cohen) iNYT /Russian capital Moscow shrouded in noxious gas (BBC)


10 Nov. Putin shows that he, too, can pivot towards Asia (iNYT) / Nato-Russia incidents came close to conflict says think-tank (European Leadership Network) FT


09 Nov.


08 Nov. Plunging rouble raises spectre of fresh financial crisis for Russia (FT) / Ukraine fears heighten rouble crisis (FT) / Wobbles send tremors throught the Kremlin (FT) / The rouble's dive exposes Putin's miscalculation (FT) / Ukraine crisis: Tanks 'cross border' from Russia (BBC)


07 Nov. The bear turns (R.Cohen) iNYT


06 Nov. Russian end to automatic support for rouble spurs fredsh plunge for currency (FT) / Kiev to freeze public pensions and wages in east (iNYT) / In Georgia, pro-western party leaves coalition (iNYT)


05 Nov. Ukraine crisis: Rebels say Poroshenko tore up peace deal (BBC)


04 Nov. Ukraine orders troops to key cities (BBC) / Russia to 'respect' rebel votes in Ukraine (iNYT)


03 Nov. Ukraine crisis: Rebel elections obstacle to peace - EU (BBC) / Pro-Russian rebels defy Kiev in polls (iNYT) / Putin friend profits after school books are purged (iNYT)


02 Nov. Ukraine crisis: Separatists hold controversial polls (iNYT)


01 Nov. Russian spies stoke cold war memories (iNYT) / East Ukraine suffers as winter nears (iNYT) / Ukraine's election (Econ) / Russia and the West (Valdai onference) Econ


31 Oct. Russia-Ukraine gas deal secures EU winter supply (BBC) / Russia and Ukraine near deal on gas flows (FT)/ Paris denies preparing to deliver ship to Moscow (iNYT)


30 Oct. Premier takes bold course after Ukraine vote (iNYT) / Sanctions hurt German exports to Russia (FT) /Jets scrmbled to counter Russin warplanes (FT) / Swedes lean towards Nato mmbership (FT)


29 Oct.


28 Oct. Ukraine vote favours President (iNYT) / Ukraine reaches turning point as reformists celebrate result (FT) / Ukraine, Russia and Europe's bloody borders (G. Rachman) FT


27 Oct. Pro-West parties set for Ukraine win (BBC) / Ukraine vote amounts to referendum on uprising (iNYT)


26 Oct.


25 Oct. Ukraine's next generation of pro-westdrn politicians looks set to antagonise Moscow further (FT)


24 Oct. Sweden calls off search for suspected [Russian] sdubmarine (BBC) / Western analysts fear blowback from Russia sanctions (Valdai conference) FT / Rebel republic poll verges on shambolic (Donetsk) FT


23 Oct. The Specter facing Ukraine (Tim Judah) New York Review of Books / Dispatch Café encounter exposes reality of Russian soldiers in Ukraine (FT)/ EU seeks alternative [energy] supplies(FT) / Chinese cash softens fallout from Russia (Tajikistan) FT


21 Oct. Kiev linked to use of cluster weapons (on Donetsk) iNYT / Tensions on the frontier (Baltic states fear of 'Russian attempt to undermine NATO') FT


20 Oct. Controlling the oast and future in Russia (Pressure on Memorial) FT leader/ Russia widens drive against McDonalds (FT)/ Russian sub reported near Swedish coast (FT) / In magical mud, tales of bygone Russia (Novgorod archaelogical finds) iNYT


19 0ct.

18 Oct. Exuding confidence, Putin rebuffs European appeals [at Milan Asia-Europe summit] iNYT/ (Putin's nightcap with old pal dims focus on Ukraine (Berlusconi) FT / Kremlin efforts to silence human rights group trigger activist outcry (Memorial) FT


17 Oct. Ukraine crisis: Russia's Putin holds talks [with EU leaders] in Milan (BBC) Rosneft and Rotenberg take EU to court as sanctions on Moscow hit home (FT)


16 Oct. Ukraine teeters on edge of winter energy crisis (FT) / Russia to curb defence spending (FT) / Serbia's grand welcome for Putin likely to jar with west (FT)


15 Oct. Oil price tumbles $3 after energy watchdog cuts demand forecast (FT) / Moscow's macho man loosens tongues (Putin attacked) iNYT


14 Oct. Putin revels in Grand Prix debut (iNYT)



13 Oct. Chinese leaders wary of Russian embrace (FT) Ukraine's defense minister resigns (V. Heletey) iNYT / Aviation giant is grounded in Ukraine (Antonov) iNYT


12 Oct.


11 Oct. Astray in Cjhina, 'Putin's tiger' raises furor (iNYT)


10 Oct. Businesses in Russia 'serfs' to state, says ex-Putin aide (Sergei Pugachev) FT / Ex-Putin adviser denies causing bank's collapse (FT) / Moscow poised to allow seizure of foreign assets to compensate oligarchs (FT)


09 Oct.


08 Oct. Russian groups face danger of credit crunch, Moody's warns (FT) / Ukraine's enemy within (corruption) iNYT / Russia's unwelcome citizens (dual nationality registration) iNYT


07 Oct. Russia through the nuclear looking glass (FT)


06 Oct. Ukrainian civilians caught in crossfire (iNYT) / Russia backs out of U.S. [high-school] exchange (iNYT) / Keeping the pressure on Putin (iNYT leader)


05 Oct.


04 Oct. Nato chief aims to ease Baltic anxieties (FT) / Pro-Russian Harmony party favourite to secure victory in Latvian election (FT) / Russia's economy - On the edge of recession (Econ)


03 Oct. A hidden cost of freezing Russia out of finance (FT) / The re-emergence of a Russian dissident (Khodorkovsky in Washington) iNYT / Putin endorses plan to create 'secure' bazck-up net for Russia (iNYT) / Emperor Putin's war on truth (iNYT)


02 Oct. Frozen conflict emerges from heat of war (eastern Ukraine) FT / Separatists evote Soviet era, hammer, sickle and all (iNYT)


01 Oct.



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30 Sep. To Russia with love (French opponents of US) iNYT


29 Sep. In Russia it pays to be a fiends of Putin's (Loyalist bankers enriched by Ukraine sanctions fall-out) iNYT / At U.N., Russian foreign minister asserts U.S. and allies are hypocritical (iNYT) / Berlin set to reject Putin trade pressure [for EU-Ukraine trade deal adjustment]. FT


28 Sep.


27 Sep.


26 Sep. Putin demands reopening of EU trade pact with Ukraine (FT) / Putin's power politics (oligarchs close to Kremlin rattled by sanctions) FT. / As West squeezes Russia, others feel pain (Lithuanian farms) iNYT / Uzbekistan 'unspeakable abuse' of political prisoners (BBC)


25 Sep. Russian air incursions rattle Baltic states (FT) After the sanctions, prepare for the Russian countrtattack (contributed opinion) FT


24 Sep. Russia moves to limit foreign ownership of media outlets (Duma bill) FT / For many in Ukraine, Moscow's sway grows (iNYT) / Russia poses a conundrum for Wall St. (FT Business)


23 Sep. Graves hint at Russian role in Ukraine (iNYT) / Azerbaijan pressed over crackdown on NGOs (FT)


22 Sep/ Russia's soverign fund struggles to avoid politics (FT) / Blackstone calls it a day in Russia as sanctions freeze investor appetite (FT)


21 Sep. Ukraine crisis: Thousands march in Moscow anti-war rally (BBC)


20 Sep. Yevtushenkov's house arrest conditions lifted (FT) / Ukraine gets less than it wanted from Washington (iNYT) / In Moscow, a new era of reycling (landfill limits) iNYT

19 Sep. Putin's hardline confidants gain strength from sanctions (FT) / Poroshenko calls on US to give weapons to Ukraine military (FT) / Ukraine leader asks U.S. for military aid (iNYT) / Poland wants UN to curb Russia (iNYT)


18 Sep. Arrest [of Yevtushenkov]signals a new order (FT) / Detention of oligarch in Russia jolts market (iNYT) / Ukraine crisis: President Poroshenko in key US visit (BBC) / BBC team under attack in southern Russia (BBC)


17 Sep. Kiev passes laws tying Ukraine to the E.U. (iNYT) / Ukraine to screen civil servants for loyalty (BBC) / Russia puts one of its richest men under house arerest on money laundering charge (V. Yevtushenkov) FT / Russia is our most dangerous neighbour (Matin Wolf)


16 Sep. Ukraine ceasefire exposes division in Kiev leadership (FT) / Elections strengthen Putin's grip on Crimea (iNYT) / Monitors duck artillery fire in Ukraine (iNYT) / Putin's challenge to oil-hungry world (FT leader) / Putin's playbook (Maxim Trudolyubov) iNYT


15 Sep. Ex-BP chief warns of denger Russian sanctions will choke world oil supplies (FT) / Kiev in vow on EU trade after pact is delayed (FT) / Western dezlusions triggered this conflict and Russians will not yield (S.Karaganov) FT


14 Sep.


13 Sep. U.S. escalates pressure on Moscow (FT) / West targets Russia (oil and sanctions) iNYT / Bolstering a Russian neighbour (Georgia, iNYT leader) / Russia and Ukraine - A brief intermission (Econ


12 Sep. EU imposes harder sanctions on Russia (iNYT) / Russia warns of curb on EU clothing and car imports (FT)


11 Sep. E.U. imposes more sabctions on Russia (iNYT) / A Personal fight to secure gas for Ukraine (Andriy Kobolev of Naftogazssia) FT


10 Sep. Poroshenko offers rebels more autonomy (BBC) / Helsinki denies blocking EU sanctions against Russia (FT) / 'Outside objects struck Malaysian jet' (iNYT) / Russia's next land grab (South Caucasus) iNYT / Sochi struggles as Russian tourists head for Crimea (FT)


09 Sep. Ukrainian president vows to unite nation as cease-fire holds (iNYT) / Emblem of excess frustrates Ukraine (Yanukovych palace) iNYT / U.S. and Russia to discuss arms dispute (iNYT) / Give diplomacy with Russia a chance (Matlock et al) iNYT


08 Sep. EU sanctions defy Russian warning [of retaliation] BBC /
If Ukraine cease-fire holds, the real work begins (iNYT) / Shells rattle fragile Ukraine ceasefire (FT) / Sanctions help Russia overcome its China paranoia (share in Vankor oil project) FT


07 Sep. Ukraine truce shaken by new shelling (BBC)

06 Sep. Ukraine and rebels agree truce (FT) / Ukraine and rebels agree to cease-fire (iNYT) / Russians unite in face of sanctions (FT) / Oil sanctions (Lex column) FT / Tallin accuses Moscow of abducting agent (FT) / Slim defense budgets catch up to newest NATO allies in East (iNYT) / At NATO summit, small steps for big challenges (iNYT) / A wise delay on warships (iNYT leader) Why #Russia Invaded Ukraine matters (Freeland) iNYT / Ukraine, Russia and the West - The long game (Econ) / The war in Ukraine - Reversal of fortune (Econ) / Nagorno-Karabakh - A pountainous district (Econ)


05 Sep. Kiev seeks cease-fire with rebels (iNYT) / Ukraine raises cease-fire hopes (FT) / France links warship deliverey to peace deal (FT) / Brussels targets Russian oil groups (FT) / An invasion of Ukraine? It's hard to say (iNYT) / Obama faces dilemma as Putin holds all the cards (FT) Fleeing to a new life in Russia (iNYT)


04 Sep. Putin's offer of cease-fire meets cool reception (iNYT) / Russia's belligerence sets stiffest test of Nato resolve in 20 years (FT) / France casts doubt on arms deal with Russia (iNYT) / A way out for Kiev and Moscow (Anatol Lieven) iNYT


03 Sep. West debates arms for Ukraine (FT) Eurasia's economic union feels the strain (FT) / Baltic states fear Kremlin concern for their ethnic Russians (FT) / Moscow aide says Nato policy to shift (FT) / Russia tests West's will to take a stand on Ukraine (iNYT) / Obama must seize his Nato moment (FT leader) / Finland's lesson for Ukraine (Nyberg) iNYT


02 Sep. Nato plans rapid reqaction force (FT) / NATO plans fast response force for area near Russia (iNYT) / Nato alliance goes back to the future (FT leader) / Ukraine signals strategic shift to de facto war with Moscow (FT) / As Ukraine talks resume, Putin and Poroshenko exchange indirect barbs (iNYT)


01 Sep. Putin urges talks on Ukraine future (iNYT) / Putin's 'statehood' comments raise feqrs (FT) / Naro seeks unity as it weighs response to Russia land grab (FT) / Nato must show grit in the face of Putin's aggression (Burns) FT

22 October 2014
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