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Zuzak GRC Report; Wed., February 07, 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) Will Zuzak Letters:
http://willzuzak.ca/tp/index.html
Trump Administration attempts to discredit the FBI and the Steele Dossier WillZuzak.ca, 03Feb2018; Will Zuzak
Russian Organized Crime in North America in the mid-1990's politics@infoukes.com, 28Jan2018; Will Zuzak
100th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Independence Movement Mozeus, 22Jan2018; Will Zuzak

- In a 20 minute video (in Ukrainian), Petro Poroshenko proclaimed 22 January the 100th anniversary of Ukraine’s struggle for independence.
- A "Wiretap Affidavit" dated 31Mar1995 for Vyacheslav Kirillovich Ivankov indicates that the FBI and RCMP have been monitoring Russian Organized Crime since the mid 1990's.
- Due to the recent attack on the credibility of the FBI via the Grassley/Graham Letters and the Nunes Memo, Will Zuzak concludes:
There is a danger that the United States under Donald Trump will be transformed into a Mafia state very similar to that of the Russian Federation under Vladimir Putin.

(4) Religious Affairs:  http://willzuzak.ca/cl/religious/religious.html
Can anything be done in Ukraine with the so-called “canonical” Moscow Patriarchate? Euromaidan Press, 12Jan2018; Petro Kralyuk
Russian Soft Power in France Carnegie Council, 08Jan2018; Marlene Laruelle

- The articles by Marlene Laruelle and by Petro Kralyuk highlight the politicization of religion and the danger that the UOC-MP presents to Ukraine’s independence.

(5) Putin Files:  http://willzuzak.ca/cl/putin/putin.html
Igor “Strelkov” Girkin’s Revealing Interview DFRLab, 27Dec2017; Igor "Strelkov" Girkin, [2] Russian original

- The English-language translation (as well as the Russian original) of Igor Girkin's interview provide a very valuable insight into Russia's invasion of Ukraine following the Euromaidan "Revolution of Dignity" and the flight of pro-Russian President Viktor Poroshenko on 22Feb2014.

(6) Miscellaneous:  http://willzuzak.ca/cl/miscellaneous/miscellaneous.html
How Poroshenko Can Easily Be Reelected Atlantic Council; 17Jan2018; Diane Francis
War in Ukraine: A struggle over Russia’s identity CEPA, 09Jan2018; Janusz Bugajski
US Weapons and Chinese Cash Compete for Influence in Ukraine Daily Signal, 08Jan2018; Nolan Peterson
This Time It Will Be Very, Very Different Atlantic Council, 08Jan2018; Diane Francis, [2] 17Jan2018

- In 2 articles, Diane Francis warns that lack of reforms may lead to another Maidan and urges Poroshenko to remove politicians' immunity.
- Nolan Peterson (my favourite foreign reporter in Ukraine) is warning us of the excessive monetary influence of China in Ukraine.
- The article by Janusz Bugajski reinforces my contention that the Russian nation state came into existence as part of the Russian Federation following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 -- having previously morphed from Muscovy into the Tsarist Russian Empire and then into the Communist Russian Empire.

(7) Corruption: http://willzuzak.ca/cl/corruption/corruption.html

Items in pdf format associated with corruption: have been added between the green horizontal lines. Articles in html format often link to these pdf files.

- The pdf files on Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS and Bill Browder’s life story indicate that, although Mr. Browder is responsible for the passage of the very laudable Magnitsky Act, he had earlier engaged in tax evasion with his Heritage Capital hedge fund.
- [It is bitterly ironic, that so many of the activists who are now denouncing off-shore tax havens, corruption, money laundering, infiltration of organized crime into our political and financial institutions, etc., were previously engaged in promoting these very practices!]

Trump Administration attempts to discredit the FBI and the Steele Dossier WillZuzak.ca, 03Feb2018; Will Zuzak
The Plot Against America The Atlantic, 29Jan2018; Franklin Foer (re Paul Manafort)
Russian Organized Crime in North America in the mid-1990's politics@infoukes.com, 28Jan2018; Will Zuzak  [50-page pdf]
USA20180110RussiaCorruptionReport.pdf  [206-page pdf] 
Fire and Fury Little, Brown, 2018; Michael Wolff  [237-page pdf]
McMafia Vintage, 2008; Misha Glenny  [314-page pdf]
Ukraine Needs U.S. Help to Fight Corruption Foreign Policy, 04Jan2018; Michael Carpenter

- Michael Carpenter (assistant to former Vice-President Joe Biden) has been consistantly supporting Ukraine.
- McMafia (2008) by Glenny has morphed into a TV series in Britain.
- Fire and Fury by Wolff is mostly titillating gossip and not directly relevant to Ukraine except for Manafort and the Russophile Henry Kissenger, who has infiltrated the Trump camp so as to promote his own geopolitical policies.
- Senator Cardin’s report on Russian Organized Crime in North America has already had several positive and negative reviews by “experts”.
- Franklin Foer traces the life story of Paul Manafort with special emphasis of his involvement in Ukraine and with Donald Trump.
- Due to the recent attack on the credibility of the FBI via the Grassley/Graham Letters and the Nunes Memo, Will Zuzak concludes:
There is a danger that the United States under Donald Trump will be transformed into a Mafia state very similar to that of the Russian Federation under Vladimir Putin.

(8) Ukrainian Week:  http://ukrainianweek.com/ -- Click on "Eng" for English-language version
http://i.tyzhden.ua/content/photoalbum/2018/01_2018/23/uw/Book_1.pdf  
No. 1 (119) 16-23Jan2018
http://ukrainianweek.com/Society/208875 -- A wolf in sheep's clothing -- 02Feb2018, Andriy Holub

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

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Respectfully submitted,
Will Zuzak, 2018.02.07
In the eyes of God, the soul of your enemy is as important as your own soul