Russian Newspapers Monitor with Prof. Filip Kovacevic

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 […]

The U.S.-Russia Spy Swap: Maria Butina for Edward Snowden?

In the eighty-seventh edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses front page articles from four Russian newspapers: Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Kommersant, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the outcomes of the Helsinki Summit between the U.S. president Donald Trump and the Russian president Vladimir Putin as they were presented in the Russian press. […]

A New Bipolar World Order? SCO Confronts G-7

In the eighty-sixth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses front page articles from four Russian newspapers: Komsomolskaya Pravda, Vedomosti, Kommersant, and Parlamentskaya Gazeta. He discusses the main issues that the Russian president Vladimir Putin raised during his annual question and answer call-in show. Professor Kovacevic also examines the increasing economic cooperation […]

Putin’s Directives for Russian Military and Intelligence

In the eighty-fifth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Kommersant, Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Izvestia.  He discusses the implications of the Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to Vienna and his meetings with the Austrian president and prime minister. In addition, Professor Kovacevic […]

Will Ukraine Invade Donbas During the Soccer World Cup?

In the eighty-fourth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the frontpage articles from four Russian newspapers: Komsomolskaya Pravda, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Moskovsky Komsomolets. He examines the chances of an invasion of the Donbas region by the Ukrainian military during the Soccer World Cup which starts in Russia on June 14. […]

Alternative Geopolitics: BRICS is Back!

In the eighty-third edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Kommersant, Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Moskovsky Komsomolets. He analyzes the implications of the recent meeting between the Russian president Vladimir Putin and the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi for the return of the geopolitical significance of […]

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 […]

China Pushed Out of the Historic Russia Oil Deal

In the eighty-first edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition, RBK, Vedomosti, and Izvestia. He analyzes the Russian president Vladimir Putin’s inauguration speech and examines the make-up of the new Russian government. Professor Kovacevic discusses the problems associated with Putin’s choice of […]

Globalism vs Populism in Russia’s Economy

In the eightieth of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Trud, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, and Sovietskaya Rossiya. He discusses the political views of Russians who live in the United States. He also talks about corruption within the Russian ruling class and about what the Russian president […]