The Azov Sea Gambit: NATO, Ukraine, and Russia

In the hundred-and-third edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front-page articles from four Russian newspapers: Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Kommersant, and Rossiyskaya Gazeta. He discusses the outcomes of the recent summit meeting in Sochi between the Russian president Vladimir Putin, the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani. In addition, Professor Kovacevic examines the current operations of Ukraine and NATO that may lead to the dramatic escalation of tensions with Russia in the Azov Sea. He also analyzes the challenges facing the Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom in selling its products to the European and Asian consumers. Lastly, Professor Kovacevic looks into how the Russian military is taking up the banner of Christian Orthodox religion by building the third largest cathedral in Russia. Do not miss this exclusive edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor!

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Show Notes

Izvestia – February 15, 2019

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – February 18, 2019

Kommersant – February 20, 2019

Rossiyskaya Gazeta – February 19, 2018

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  1. Nicholas Fauria says:

    Resubscribed just to watch your program which is always interesting and well put together. Thank you!

  2. Walid Hammami says:

    Very good point at the end.
    But playing the Christian card is probably meant to attract eastern European countries to the fold.

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