Fiery Inferno in Siberia: Savage Face of Oligarchic Capitalism

In the seventy-fifth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Kommersant, Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the factors involved in a deadly fire in the Russian shopping mall in Kemerovo, Siberia. In addition, Professor Kovacevic looks at yet another engineered surge of anti-Russian hysteria in the U.S. and the major parts of the European Union, this time provoked by the Skripal incident. He also examines tense relations between two government owned gas and oil giants: the Russian Gazprom and the Ukrainian Neftogaz. Lastly, he tells the story of Viktor Makarov, a Soviet/Russian intelligence double agent who, just like Sergey Skripal, spied for the British MI-6 but was later so mistreated by the British government that he went on several public hunger strikes. Do not miss this exclusive edition of the Russian Newspaper Monitor!

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Show Notes

Kommersant – March 27, 2018

Izvestia – March 27, 2018

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – March 26, 2018

Komsomolskaya Pravda – March 23, 2018

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  1. Siusaidh Chaimbeul says:

    Thanks, Prof., for another fascinating and wide-ranging report.

  2. William Spencer says:

    Hi Filip,
    Great report as always! The incessant anti-Russian propaganda in the mainstream is dumbfounding to me. That and developments on the world scene towards China imply plans for WWIII by the US, Great Britain and whatever Western European nations they can pressure into joining them. I hope I’m wrong. In the mean time, I’d like to compliment you on your course! This is absolutely outstanding! A historical understanding of the developments in Europe and Asia going way back as well as in the US offers a lot of new ideas to explore and I find this course very satisfying. I never considered the Geographical component to conquest, economic and border security. You have expounded on my understanding of Bryzenski and introduced me to major academics i had no familiarity with but you did this in a context that is very relevant to past and current developments. This is a must-see program, worth every penny and more!
    William S., (Kentucky, US)

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