How Russia Punishes Traitors

In the ninety-third edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses front page articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Sovetskaya Rossiya, Moskovsky Komsomolets, and Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition. He discusses the relations between Russia and Iran in Syria and the Middle East in general, including the reports of a Russian military base in Iran. Professor Kovacevic also examines the wave of recent social protests across Russia organized by the opposition political parties. In addition, he presents the highlights of an exclusive interview with Ivan Pavlov, a Russian trial lawyer who specialized in the defense of those individuals that the Russian state accused of espionage and treason. Lastly, Professor Kovacevic looks at the factors behind the increasing number of the Chinese tourists in Russia. Do not miss this exclusive edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor!

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Show Notes

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – September 24, 2018

Sovetskaya Rossiya – September 25, 2018

Moskovsky Komsomolets – September 24, 2018

Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition – September 26, 2018

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  1. Amber Sayman says:

    I love this episode. Thank you, Prof! 🙂 Do you think it is possible that Putin intends to distance himself from the neo-liberal order and gain the favor of the population by refusing to sign such an unpopular decree? If I had the mind and power to orchestrate a statewide propaganda campaign, I would agitate the population by having a bogeyman threaten their security and be the force which rescues them last minute. If the grand narrative is always ‘Putin is the savior’, I can see this as a possibility. Your show is great. I have a lot to learn!

  2. Mark Ribbit says:

    Thank you very much Professor Kovacevic !
    A great show once again chalk full of interesting stories from inside the Russian curtain.
    I will watch closely to see how each one plays out in the weeks and months to come.

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