Russian Newspapers Monitor with Prof. Filip Kovacevic

Nuclear War Fears Pervade Europe

In the hundred-and-second edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front-page articles from four Russian newspapers: Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Kommersant, and Vedomosti. He discusses the consequences of the U.S. and Russia cancelling the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, also known as the INF Treaty, as seen from the Russian perspective. Professor […]

Russia and Japan: WWII Peace Deal At Last?

In the hundred-and-first edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front-page articles from four Russian newspapers: Kommersant, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Moskovskaya Pravda. He discusses the outcome of the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s recent visit to Moscow and his meeting with the Russian president Vladimir Putin. Professor Kovacevic also discusses […]

Russia’s Syrian Roulette: Assad, Turkey, and the Kurds

In the hundredth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front-page articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Kommersant, Izvestia, and Moskovsky Komsomolets. He discusses the expanding Russian military involvement in Syria, including what appears to be the role of the protector of the Kurds in the Manbij area. In addition, […]

2019: The Year of Economic Collapse & Big War?

In the ninety-ninth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front-page articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He presents the highlights from an exclusive interview with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov. Professor Kovacevic also examines the current state of the devastating […]

Russia v. Globalists: The Davos Summit Boycott

In the ninety-seventh edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the front page articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Moskovsky Komsomolets, and Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition. He discusses the Russian government’s pushback against neo-liberal globalism and its announced boycott of the annual World Economic Forum, the world’s most important neoliberal […]

Winning Pipeline, Losing Interpol: Russia v. Gladio C Hybrid Warfare

In the ninety-seventh edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Moskovsky Komsomolets, and Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition. He discusses the recent visit of the Russian president Vladimir Putin to Turkey to celebrate the completion of the offshore section of the ‘Turkish Stream’ natural […]

The Trap of History: Russian Missiles in Cuba Again?

In the ninety-sixth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses front page articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Moskovsky Komsomolets, Izvestia, and Pravda. He examines the implications of the strengthening of economic and military cooperation between Russia and Cuba. Professor Kovacevic also looks into the reasons why the Paris summit between […]

Can U.S. Sanctions Derail Russia-China Economic Cooperation?

In the ninety-fifth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Kommersant. He discusses the Russian president Vladimir Putin’s statements at the annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, the Russian version of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos. Professor […]

Chechnya v. Ingushetia: Gladio C Ethnic Tensions in the Caucasus?

In the ninety-fourth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses front page articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition, Moskovsky Komsomolets, and Kommersant. He discusses the 20th anniversary of the Center for Special Forces of the main Russian domestic intelligence agency, the FSB. While the current coverage of […]

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 […]

NATO’s War on Religion: Breaking Up Christian Orthodox Church

In the ninety-second edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discuss es front page articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition, Kommersant, and Izvestia. Professor Kovacevic discusses the implications of the probable split within the Christian Orthodox Church brought about by NATO agents of influence in the Church top […]

Death in Donetsk: Gladio C Subverts Peace in Ukraine

In the ninety-first edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses front page articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Moskovsky Komsomolets, and Nezavisimaya Gazeta. Professor Kovacevic discusses the implications of the assassination of Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. In addition, he analyzes the issues surrounding the […]

Berlin-Moscow-Ankara: A New Eurasian Axis?

In the ninetieth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discuss es front page articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Kommersant, and Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition. Professor Kovacevic discusses the implications of the recent meeting between the Russian president Vladimir Putin and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the grand geopolitical […]

How to Fake a Coup and Entrap Opponents: The Confessions of A Ukrainian Defector

In the eighty-ninth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses front page articles from four Russian newspapers: Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Moskovsky Komsomolets, and Pravda. Professor Kovacevic presents the confessions of a Ukrainian defector to Sweden about the alleged machinations of the Ukrainian intelligence agency, the SBU. He also analyzes the Russian response […]

A NATO Spy Stole Top Russian Military Secrets?

In the eighty-eighth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses front page articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Kommersant, Izvestia, and Nezavisimaya Gazeta. Professor Kovacevic discusses the recent policy changes at the Russian Central Bank: instead of buying the U.S. Treasury bonds as in the past, the Russian government is now […]