The Merkel Dilemma: Trump or Putin?

In the eighty-second edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Kommersant, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Komsomolskaya Pravda, and Moskovsky Komsomolets. He discusses the counter-measures against the U.S. economic sanctions approved by the Russian Parliament and how they present a very difficult dilemma for European businesses, especially the German transnational corporations and banks. Professor Kovacevic also analyzes the possibility of a new war breaking out in Syria with the U.S. and Russia on the opposing sides. In addition, he chronicles the problems with the Russian state bureaucracy. Lastly, Professor Kovacevic discusses the delays in the Russian expedition to the Moon and the emerging Great Power struggle for outer space resources. Do not meet this exclusive edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor!

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Show Notes

Kommersant – May 16, 2018

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – May 14, 2018

Komsomolskaya Pravda– May 15, 2018

Moskovsky Komsomolets – May 15, 2018

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  1. Leandro Lima says:

    Lol on the final send off on being cool. (first time watching an entire episode of this series.)

  2. Leandro Lima says:

    All this sanctions talks… And Russia learning to become self sufficient in growing without Western trade, reminds me of the segregation of newly freed blacks in American history. They had their own communities, and became black business owners. This only slowly and intensifies Russian growth. Ao interesting.

  3. Dennis ONeill says:

    Deutsche Bank is close to failure, and Germany’s being put in a very difficult situation with the E.U. rapidly falling apart. Italy will be the next country to leave the E.U., and Turkey will leave NATO. Many of the countries in the E.U. no longer want to be under the fiscal thumb of Germany.

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