Putin’s Delight: U.S.-EU Economic War Over Russia

In the fortieth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the unfolding of a serious economic conflict between the U.S. and the European Union over the relations with Russia, the geopolitical dynamic that may lead to the breakout of a civil war in Moldova, the way Russia plans to celebrate the Day of its National Navy, and the surprising affection of the young people in Russia for the Soviet Communist leader Josef Stalin.

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Show Notes

Rossiyskaya Gazeta – July 25, 2017

Izvestia – July 26, 2017

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – July 25, 2017

Komsomolskaya Pravda – July 21, 2017

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  1. Steve Smith says:

    Oh when will we finally give up making gods of men.

  2. Ludovico Doebbeling says:

    Thank you Filip, great info as always.

  3. Thanks Dr, another great episode, especially that last bit on Stalin.

  4. Luutzen Nijdam says:

    Great information, as always by prof. Kovasevic.
    The US wants to minimize the EU- Russia trade, mostly energy in order to “contain” Russia’s economic growth potential. Because every economist knows: voluntary trade is mutually beneficial to nations and increases both GDP’s and so military spending potential. This has been confirmed by Putin in some RT statement.

    I would like to see an elaboration of Kovasevic critical statement: The EU needs Russia more than the US needs the EU! Is this really so? Is this in terms of trade volumes? How big is this difference and can Trump pay the difference? Or is it insurmountable?

  5. Luutzen Nijdam says:

    Second part: Stalin.
    I can understand why the Russian youth wants a strong, good Russia protector and certainly no drunk Boris Jeltsin, who impoverished the Russians!
    The impoverished German people, after the murderous Versaille treaty of insurmountable debt repayments in , wanted the same: a German superman hero!

    However, the USSR was a totalitarian state: total state central planning: top-down, like Nazi Germany and Mao’s China (rule thru the barrel of a gun…).
    No room for individual liberty and rights for all, but only the state central plan has priority, resulting in the Ukranian holodomor and the Gulag Archipelago’s (Solzhenitsyn) for the dissenters.

    I follow F.A Hayek’s conclusion, in his book: the Road to serfdom: total state central planning inevitably leads to Serfdom. Always, the communist hierarchy gets corrupted, the bad stay on top, and the ruling class remains rich & privy (Nomenclatura) and the masses abused.

    No change since the time of Pharao’s in Egypt.

    • victor friese says:

      Same happens with capitalism. Communism and capitalism lead to the same result… dominance of the people by corrupt and insane power players.

      Only by completely and totally dominating the power classes can feedom be had.The people of any government must be monitored 24/7/365 by the people with direct live feeds to the net. Only then will the corruption have no place to thrive.

      • Luutzen Nijdam says:

        Yes, the current monopoly Wallstreet/EU megacorps, who controll all Western governments, are waging their fascist wars in the 3-rd world to maximize their profits. Now in Syria, Ukraïne, Yemen, Somalia…

        Like J.M Keynes said: the animal spirit of the capitalists are raging now.

        We need for this planet: Universal Laws and regulated markets for small orgs, effective anti-trust anti-monopoly legislation (breakup of Too Big Too fail).
        And the cornerstone of economics: the creation of money needs tobe done by the sovereign state only and interest and debt free! In order to create a Full employment economy, money is created by parlementary approval to be spend on public projects.

  6. Thanks professor, the news from Russia is extremely important. But I have to ask, does the Russian military have secret societies active in their ranks? The US has the Pink Triangle and the sordid and pathetic Skull and Bones?

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