Russian Newspapers Monitor with Prof. Filip Kovacevic

A New U.S-Russia Proxy Conflict in the Middle East? The Demise of ISIS and the Rise of the Kurds

In the forty-ninth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Pravda, Rossiyskaya Gazeta and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the dangerous escalation of proxy violence between the U.S.- and Russia-backed military forces in Syria, which, together with recent developments in Iraqi Kurdistan, is likely to lead to another war in the Middle East. In addition, he explains why the Russian Communist Party publicly supports North Korea against the U.S. and argues that the Russian military and intelligence will covertly take the same path. Lastly, Professor Kovacevic covers two important economic issues: the Russian biggest state-owned bank being forced to leave the European market and the Russian economists increasingly advocating for the Russian government to stop buying the U.S. government bonds and to sell the ones it already owns.

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Nezavisimaya Gazeta – September 22, 2017

Pravda – September 22, 2017

Rossiyskaya Gazeta – September 25, 2017

Komsomolskaya Pravda – September 26, 2017

Bomb Threats Epidemic: Psychological Warfare Against Russia Intensifies

In the forty-eighth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Parlamentskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and RBK. He discusses a new dimension of psychological warfare against Russia: the major Russian cities have been literally overwhelmed by false bomb threats. In addition, he presents the highlights of an exclusive interview with the most powerful woman in Russia, Valentina Matvienko, the president of the Federation Council, and explains why the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov will not go to Kiev to attend a meeting of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation. Lastly, he discusses the fact that the Chinese government-sponsored investors became the owners of the Russian oil stocks, thus taking another step forward in the geostrategic integration of vast Eurasian space.

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Nezavisimaya Gazeta – September 15, 2017

Parlamentskaya Gazeta – September 15, 2017

Izvestia – September 19, 2017

RBK – September 18, 2017

Operation Moldova: A New NATO Anti-Russia War Project

In the forty-seventh edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Kommersant, Izvestia, and Nezavisimaya Gazeta. He discusses the escalating political and constitutional crisis in Moldova, the site of another proxy war-in-the-making between NATO and Russia in Eastern Europe, and the statements on North Korea made by the Russian president Vladimir Putin, the Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, and the South Korean president Moon Jae-in during the Far Eastern Economic Forum. In addition, he chronicles the significant increase of Russia’s food exports and explains why China has been more successful than Russia in bringing into the country thousands of Ukrainian military industry engineers and specialists and their families.

NOTE: The Russian newspaper Kommersant wrongly reported the president of Mongolia as Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj. The current president of Mongolia is Khaltmaagiin Battulga.
 

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Rossiyskaya Gazeta – September 11, 2017

Kommersant – September 8, 2017

Izvestia – September 11, 2017

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – September 8, 2017

Russia Rejects U.S. Military Plans Against North Korea

In the forty-sixth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Trud, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Sovietskaya Rossiya. He discusses the dramatic escalation of tensions in the U.S.-Russia diplomatic relations and explains why the Russian Consulate in San Francisco was chosen to be shut down. In addition, he focuses on the recent BRICS summit in China and discusses the Russian approach to the North Korean crisis. Lastly, he elaborates on what troubles the most the average Russian citizen in the six months leading to the Russian presidential election of 2018.

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Rossiyskaya Gazeta – September 4, 2017

Trud – September 1, 2017

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – September 5, 2017

Sovietskaya Rossiya – September 2, 2017

NATO Incites Ukraine to War against Russia

In the forty-fifth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Izvestia, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Pravda. He discusses the exclusive frontpage interview by the former Afghan president Hamid Kharzai, sharply critical of the U.S. president Donald Trump, in the pro-government Izvestia. In addition, he chronicles the U.S. Secretary of Defense James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis’ visit to Ukraine and how the U.S. and NATO are planning out total political and economic isolation of Russia. Lastly, he discusses some recent Gladio C provocative operations in the Russian border regions. The NATO-Russia proxy conflicts are getting more and more dangerous to world peace. Do not miss this exclusive edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor!

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Izvestia – August 25, 2017

Rossiyskaya Gazeta – August 25, 2017

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – August 29, 2017

Pravda – August 25, 2017

Will Russia Move Its Capital to Siberia?

In the forty-fourth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, and Sovietskaya Rossiya. He discusses how much the new U.S. sanctions will diminish the Russian gross domestic product and how Russia could repair the damage. Professor Kovacevic also talks about the sudden spread of the Coxsackievirus in Turkey and its repercussions for the thousands of Russian tourists. In addition, he discusses the proposals for the relocation of the Russian capital city to Siberia and the consequences of the failed putsch against the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in August 1991, exactly 26 years ago.

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Nezavisimaya Gazeta – August 21, 2017

Izvestia – August 18, 2017

Rossiyskaya Gazeta – August 21, 2017

Sovietskaya Rossiya – August 19, 2017

Russia: U.S. Economic Sanctions as Declaration of War?

In the forty-third edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Sovietskaya Rossiya, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the biggest joint Russian-Belarussian military exercise in the last few years and how NATO is reacting to it as well as the most recent political developments in another potential geopolitical war zone in Eastern Europe, the state of Moldova. In addition, he provides the highlights of an exclusive interview with Leonid Ivashov, one of the foremost geopolitical experts in Russia, and examines the fate of Alexei Ulyukaev, the arrested former minister of economic development who might have played a role in the Western intelligence plot against the Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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Nezavisimaya Gazeta – August 16, 2017

Izvestia – August 15, 2017

Sovietskaya Rossiya – August 15, 2017

Komsomolskaya Pravda – August 17, 2017

Russia’s Drive to Control the Arctic

In the forty-second edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Kommersant and Rossiyskaya Gazeta. He discusses the Russian plans to expand the Artic fleet with new generation nuclear-powered icebreakers, Russia’s strong opposition to the U.S. plan for financing private armies and mercenaries to fight in Afghanistan, the deepening tensions in the U.S-Russian diplomatic relations, and, on a lighter note, the exponential increase in the Russian cheese-production as the result of the import embargo on the EU agricultural products.

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Izvestia – August 4, 2017

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – August 10, 2017

Kommersant – August 11, 2017

Rossiyskaya Gazeta – August 7, 2017

Russia & China Bond Together against Western Subversion

In the forty-first edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, and Pravda. He discusses the exponentially growing military, economic, and energy ties between Russia and China, focusing on the recent visit to China by one of the top Russian officials and Putin's long-time friend and associate, Nikolai Patrushev. In addition, he examines how geopolitics and sports are linked together in the Russian political and media sphere and how Gennady Zyuganov, the leader of the largest opposition party in Russia, the Communist party, thinks Russia should respond to the new U.S. economic sanctions.

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Nezavisimaya Gazeta – July 28, 2017

Izvestia – July 31, 2017

Rossiykaya Gazeta – August 1, 2017

Pravda – August 1, 2017

Putin’s Delight: U.S.-EU Economic War Over Russia

In the fortieth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the unfolding of a serious economic conflict between the U.S. and the European Union over the relations with Russia, the geopolitical dynamic that may lead to the breakout of a civil war in Moldova, the way Russia plans to celebrate the Day of its National Navy, and the surprising affection of the young people in Russia for the Soviet Communist leader Josef Stalin.

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Rossiyskaya Gazeta – July 25, 2017

Izvestia – July 26, 2017

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – July 25, 2017

Komsomolskaya Pravda – July 21, 2017

Weapons & Energy: Putin-Erdogan Alliance

In the thirty-ninth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Vedomosti, and Kommersant. He discusses the weapons and energy deals currently being made between Russia and Turkey, the efforts by the Russian government to combat the falsification of the World War II history now rampant in the anti-Russian regimes in Eastern Europe, and the recent high-level negotiations of the U.S. and Russian diplomats in Washington, DC that seem to have led nowhere.

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Nezavisimaya Gazeta – July 17, 2017

Izvestia – July 18, 2017

Vedomosti – July 19, 2017

Kommersant – July 19, 2017

Despite Trump-Putin Agreements, NATO Continues with Aggressive Plans

In the thirty-eighth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the Russian reactions to the Trump-Putin meeting during the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, the aggressive NATO plans to incorporate Ukraine, which are fully endorsed by the Kiev government, the departure of the long-time Russian ambassador to the U.S., Sergei Kislyak, and the revival of the intense religious Orthodox Christian sentiments in the Russian population.

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Rossiyskaya Gazeta – July 10, 2017

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – July 11, 2017

Izvestia – July 12, 2017

Komsomolskaya Pravda – July 11, 2017

Eurasians United: India and Pakistan Join Russia and China in Shanghai Cooperation Organization

In the thirty-seventh edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Kommersant, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the new generation of the Russian ballistic missiles, the recent summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Astana, Kazakhstan, the dispute between the U.S. and Russia regarding the seized Russian real estate in the U.S., and the changing health habits of the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov.

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Izvestia– June 8, 2017

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – June 7, 2017

Kommersant – June 9, 2017

Komsomolskaya Pravda – June 10, 2017

Qatar – Russia’s Newest Ally in the Arab World?

In the thirty-sixth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from three Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Kommersant. He discusses the Russian response to NATO military exercises near the Russian borders, the escalation of internal political tensions in Moldova, the reasons why Qatar might be the newest Russian ally in the Arab world, and how the Russian Parliament plans to deal with the alleged U.S./NATO interference in the Russian domestic politics.

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Nezavisimaya Gazeta – June 2, 2017

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – June 6, 2017

Izvestia – June 2, 2017

Kommersant – June 6, 2017

Another War in the Balkans? NATO and Russia Digging the ‘Hybrid’ Trenches

In the thirty-fifth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from three Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Nezavisimaya Gazeta. He discusses the current issues of contention between Russia and Ukraine, the new economic deals between Russia and Iran, the outcomes of the recent meeting between the Russian president Vladimir Putin and the newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron, and the recent escalation of overt and covert tensions between NATO and Russia in the Balkans.

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Rossiyskaya Gazeta – May 26, 2017

Rossiyskaya Gazeta – May 30, 2017

Izvestia – May 30, 2017

Nezavisimaya Gazeta – May 31, 2017