Russian Newspapers Monitor with Prof. Filip Kovacovic

Turkey Chooses Russia over NATO in Syria

In this fifteenth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: RBK, Kommersant, Izvestia, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the record gas exports to Europe by the Russian gas giant Gazprom, the Russia-Turkey-Iran relations on the eve of the Syrian conflict resolution negotiations in Astana, the interview […]

The Geopolitical Dawn of Eurasia

In this fourteenth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from three Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Parlamentskaya Gazeta. He evaluates the correctness of predictions and prophecies made about 2016, the Russian military’s rebuke of the CIA, the preparation for the Syrian peace talks in Astana, Putin’s 2016 international […]

Top Ten 2016 Events for the Russian Military

In this thirteenth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front-page articles from four Russian newspapers: Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Nezavisimoe Voenoe Obozrenie, and Argumenty i Facty. He focuses on the investigation into the causes of the crash of the Russian military plane near Sochi, the recent tensions in the relations […]

U.S. Pushed Out of Middle East by Russia-Iran-Turkey Pact

In this twelfth edition of The Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front-page articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He focuses on the Polish-Ukrainian relations within the anti-Russian geopolitical bloc, the aftermath of the brutal assassination of the Russian Ambassador in Turkey Andrei Karlov and four […]

Russian-Led Military Alliance Gears to Challenge NATO in Eurasia, as Russia-Japan Draw Closer

In this eleventh edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front-page articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Trud. He focuses on the current state of negotiations between the Russian president Vladimir Putin and the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, the geopolitical and military situation in Syria […]

Russia-Turkey Work on Reconciliation, While Chinese & Syrian Nationals Acquire Real Estate in Moscow

In this tenth edition of The Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front page articles from five Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Sovietskaya Rossia, and Moskovskaya Pravda. He focuses on the new Russian information security doctrine, the deliberate killing of two Russian nurses in Aleppo by the Syrian militants, the visit […]

Russia, Iran, China, Egypt, Turkey: The Endgame in Syria?

In this ninth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Prof. Filip Kovacevic discusses the front page articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Pravda. He focuses on the unveiling of the memorial plaque in central Moscow for the ex-Russian prime minister, diplomat, and scholar Yevgeny Primakov, the intellectual equivalent of Henry […]

Russia-China Military Cooperation Contests U.S. Global Domination on Land & Sea

In this edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front page articles from five Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Argumenty I Facty, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He focuses on the growing political, economic, and military cooperation between Russia and China, the new Russian system for the surveillance of the world’s […]

Putin Purges Kremlin Liberals While NATO Candidates Suffer Political Defeats in Eastern Europe

In the seventh edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front page articles from five Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Pravda, and Argumenty i Facty. He discusses the implications of the recent phone conversation between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump and chronicles the current stage of the Russian military […]

Russia Claims Horrendous Pentagon Cover-Up in the Battle for Mosul

Extensive U.S. Casualties Unreported in the U.S. Media In the sixth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front page articles from three Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Nezavisimaya Gazeta. He examines whether the election of Donald Trump will be a  good news for the Russian economy and speculates that […]

Russia Documents Its Successes & U.S. War Crimes & Failures in Syria – Warns of New Terror Attacks

The Russian Newspapers Monitor In the fifth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front page articles from six Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Pravda, Argumenty and Fakty, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He focuses on the Russian ‘white paper’ documenting the U.S. war crimes in Syria, the fate of the […]

Russia Accuses the U.S. of War Crimes in Iraq as the Battle for the Arctic Heats Up

In the fourth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front page articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Kommersant, and Pravda. He focuses on the scathing Russian critique of the U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, including the accusations of hypocrisy, cynicism, perfidy, and even actual war […]

The Russian News Monitor This Week: Most Russians Prefer Trump, Highly Dislike Biden & Clinton

In the third edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front-page articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Pravda, and Argumenty and Fakty. He focuses on the threats against Russia made by the U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden and Moscow’s reply to them, the proposed new EU sanctions that may lead […]

Putin-Lavrov Warn the U.S.-NATO: “We Will Not Back Down!”

Russian Media’s Coverage: From Russia-Germany Relations to the “Iskander-M” Rocket Launchers & Russia’s Influence in Central Asia In the second edition of the Russian Newspaper Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front-page articles from three Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Kommersant and Nezavisimaya Gazeta. He focuses on the recent interviews by the Russian president Vladimir Putin […]

From Russian Media This Week- Operation Gladio B: US State Dep Threatens Russia with Unleashing Terrorists on Its Soil

Who Is Who in the Russian Newspaper World & What Is Being Reported in Russia this Week In this first edition of the Russian Newspaper Monitor, a new weekly show produced by Newsbud, Professor Filip Kovacevic gives an overview of the Russian newspaper media scene. He also discusses the front-page news stories from Rossiyskaya Gazeta […]