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Zuzak GRC Report; Wed., June 06, 2018

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(1) Holodomor/Genocide: http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/holodomor2013/holodomor2013.html -- No additions this month.
(2) Ukrainophobia/Genocide: http://www.willzuzak.ca/tp/ukrainophobia/ukrainophobia.html -- No additions this month.

(3) Oksana Bashuk Hepburn:   http://willzuzak.ca/tp/hepburn/hepburn.html
Letter to Justin Trudeau re G7 Summit CG4DU, 15May2018; Oksana Bashuk Hepburn

- Ms. Bashuk Hepburn continues lobbying the Canadian government to support Ukraine during the G7 Summit to be held in Charlevoix, Quebec on 08/09June2018.

(4) Book Reviews:  http://willzuzak.ca/cl/bookreview/bookreview.html
The Road to Unfreedom   Tim Duggan Books, 2018; Timothy Snyder

-  Timothy Snyder coins two phrases: the politics of inevitability (associated with American capitalism and democracy) and the politics of eternity (associated with Russian dictatorship). He concludes that both saystems have failed their citizens and suggests the development of a politics of responsibility.
- Selected excerpts from the text summarize the gist of the book.

(5) Putin Files:  http://willzuzak.ca/cl/putin/putin.html
MH17 -- Russian GRU Commander ‘Orion’ Identified as Oleg Ivannikov Bellingcat.com, 25May2018; Bellingcat Team
Russian Officers responsible for 24Jan2015 Mariupol Artillery Strike Bellingcat.com, 10May2018; Bellingcat

- In a 53-page pdf file, Bellingcat analyzes the 24Jan2015 artillery strike on Mariupol by the Russian military.

- Bellingcat has identified the person directly responsible for the 17Jul2014 downing of flight MH17 as Oleg Vladimirovich Ivannikov, who, under the pseudonym Andrey Ivanovich Laptev, also served in South Ossetia from 2004 to 2008 for the Russian intellegence services as a prelude to the Russian invasion of Georgia in August 2008.

(6) Miscellaneous:  http://willzuzak.ca/cl/miscellaneous/miscellaneous.html
Polish politics in Volyn Ukrainian Week, 21May2018; Sviatoslav Lypovetsky
Investment Opportunities in Ukraine Ukraine Invest, 2018; Opportunity Reports
Why does Kremlin need militarized troops in the U.S. Slavic Sacramento, 01Sep2017; Ruslan Gruzhiy

- Ruslan Gruzhiy reports on pro-Russian boot camps for ethnic Russian youth in California and other regions of the United States.

- The Ukraine Business Journal issues a free on-line publication containing a weekly summary of important business news in Ukraine.

- Sviatoslav Lypovetsky outlines the career of Henryk Józewski as the voievode of Volyn from 09May1920 to 13Apr1938.

(7) Corruption: http://willzuzak.ca/cl/corruption/corruption.html
The Vory: Russia's Super Mafia   Yale University Press, 01May2018; Mark Galeotti [236-page pdf]
Trump/Russia Melville House, 01May2018; Seth Hettena [168-page pdf]
How Michael Cohen, Trump’s Fixer, Built a Shadowy Business Empire New York Times, 05May2018; William Rashbaum

- William Rashbaum traces the career of  Michael Cohen (Donald Trump's personal lawyer). It is surprising how many of Mr. Cohen's business associates were originally from Ukraine.

- Seth Hettena details the connections between Donald Trump and Russia. This also includes Ukraine, since a Ctrl-F search for "Ukrain" yielded a total of 114 hits.

- Mark Galeotti traces the historical development of Russian-based organized crime (RBOC). We have excerpted several references to illustrate the problem that RBOC presents to Ukraine

(8) Ukrainian Week:  http://ukrainianweek.com/ -- Click on "Eng" for English-language version
No. 4 (122) 30Apr-07May2018
http://i.tyzhden.ua/content/photoalbum/2018/05_2018/21/bild/uw/%D0%9A%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%B3%D0%B05-1.pdf  No. 5 (123) 14-21May2018
http://ukrainianweek.com/Economics/214205 -- Russia's Azov blockade -- 21May2018, Denys Kazanskyi

(9) Unian News:
https://www.unian.info/ -- Daily English-language news from Ukraine.

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Respectfully submitted,
Will Zuzak, 2018.06.06
In the eyes of God, the soul of your enemy is as important as your own soul