2018: The Bloodiest Year of the 21st Century?

In the sixty-third edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the frontpage articles from four Russian newspapers:  Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Kommersant, and Pravda. He presents a retrospect of the most important Russian news stories in 2017. In addition, Professor Kovacevic discusses an op-ed article by Konstantin Kosachev, an influential member of the Russian Federation Council and one of the top foreign policy specialists in Russia. He also takes a look at Russia’s rapidly increasing political and economic links with Asia, particularly with China and, lastly, discusses the pro-Soviet nostalgia and the ranking of Russians’ most favorite countries. Do not miss this exclusive edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor!

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Show Notes

Nezavisimaya Gazeta  – December 28, 2017

Izvestia  – December 29, 2017

Kommersant – December 29, 2017

Pravda – December 29, 2017

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  1. April Sanchez says:

    Happy New Year, Filip… Thank you for deciphering the news for the rest of us all these many weeks… You’re a generous man…

  2. Whether or not one always agrees with Putin, Russia remains the natural ally of Europe through their proximity and shared concerns. We should not be “licking up” to Saudi money and favors, but entering into honest agreements with Russia. The western global enmity against Russia is, in my opinion, pathetic, evil and meant to ‘divide and rule’.
    Very informative summaries (and perspectives) offered by Filip. Thank you.

  3. Siusaidh Chaimbeul says:

    Very interested to hear more about the Christian terrorist organization opposing the film ‘Matilda’. Thank you Prof. FK for bringing us understanding of Russia otherwise unavailable to most of us.

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