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 [&;]

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 [&;]

Another Color Revolution from CIA Handbook: The Case of Armenia

In the seventy-ninth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Kommersant, and Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition. He discusses the recent dramatic political events in Armenia, which look a lot like yet another color revolution from the CIA handbook of regime-change. In addition, Professor [&;]

The Imperial Scramble for the Middle East Oil

In the seventy-eighth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Kommersant, and Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition. Professor Kovacevic discusses the statement made by the Russian president Vladimir Putin concerning the U.S., U.K. and French missile attack on Syria. He also analyzes the [&;]

The U.S. Offensive Against Russian Billionaire Oligarchs

In the seventy-seventh edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Kommersant, Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Pravda. He discusses the effects of the most recent U.S. economic sanctions against Russia on the stability and future prospects of the Russian economy. Professor Kovacevic specifically focuses [&;]

Putin in Ankara: Eurasians Defeat Atlanticists in the Middle East

In the seventy-sixth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Kommersant, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Nezavisimaya Gazeta. He analyzes the visit of the Russian president Vladimir Putin to Ankara and his meeting with the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Professor Kovacevic also discusses the implications of [&;]

Fiery Inferno in Siberia: Savage Face of Oligarchic Capitalism

In the seventy-fifth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Kommersant, Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the factors involved in a deadly fire in the Russian shopping mall in Kemerovo, Siberia. In addition, Professor Kovacevic looks at yet another engineered surge of anti-Russian [&;]

What Putin Must Do to Keep Winning

In the seventy-fourth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Izvestia, Pravda, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Rossiyskaya Gazeta. He analyzes the results of the Russian presidential election by discussing front page articles from both the pro-government and the opposition newspapers. In addition, Professor Kovacevic looks at how [&;]

The Skripal Incident: MI-6 Incompetence or Desperation?

In the seventy-third edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Moskovskiy Komsomolets, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, and Nezavisimaya Gazeta. He presents exclusive comments on the Skripal incident by a Russian chemist who worked in the Soviet Chemical Weapons Program. He also discusses how the Ukrainian government lied [&;]

Blackmail & the U.S. Military Industrial Complex: How It Cornered the Market of Death

In the seventy-second edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Kommersant, Moskovskiy Komsomolets, and Nezavisimaya Gazeta. He presents the highlights of a major speech by the Russian president Vladimir Putin delivered to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. Professor Kovacevic also examines the [&;]

The Rise of Gagauzia: A Joint Turkey-Russia Front in Eastern Europe

In the seventy-first edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Kommersant, and Pravda. He discusses the dramatic increase of political tensions in the Turkic autonomous region of Moldova called Gagauzia. According to Professor Kovacevic, the Gagauzian question presents an opportunity for another joint [&;]

Russian Military Prepares for Cyber War

In the seventieth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, and Moskovskiy Komsomolets. He discusses the catastrophic political crisis in Ukraine and the possibility of the collapse of the present government structures brought about by severe infighting among various oligarchic clans. In addition, he focuses on the recent changes in the Russian military, including the increase of the numbers of troops and weapons and the likely ban on the use of smart phones.

The Mysterious Crash of A Russian Airliner: Bad Weather, Technical Malfunction, or Terrorism?

In the sixty-ninth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Vedomosti, and Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition. He examines the possible causes of the crash of the Russian passenger plane AN-148. Was the crash due to bad weather, technical malfunction, human error, or terrorism?

Who’s Afraid of Peace in Syria?

In the sixty-eighth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Kommersant, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the context of the recent shooting of the Russian military plane SU-25 over Idlib as it was presented in the Russian press, addressing the question of who is afraid of peace in Syria. In addition, he examines increasing tensions between Russia and Japan regarding the militarization of the Kuril Islands.

Gladio C Defeat in the Heart of Europe

In the sixty-seventh edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers:  Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Sovietskaya Rossiya. He discusses the defeat of the Gladio C operatives in Prague and the re-election of Vladimir Putin’s ally Milos Zeman as the president of the Czech Republic. He also covers the controversy around the U.S. Senate ‘Kremlin Report’ and the U.S. Treasure’s so-called ‘Putin’s list’ of the senior Russian government officials and oligarchs and how Russia has reacted to it.

Russia Wary of Davos and Bitcoin

In the sixty-sixth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers:  Kommersant, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, RBK, and Parlamentskaya Gazeta. He discusses the rising tensions in the Donbas related to the new legislation passed by the Ukrainian Parliament. In addition, he examines the Russian views of the Turkish intervention against the Kurds in Syria. Lastly, he discusses Russia’s participation in this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos and the Russian attitude toward bitcoin and other crypto-currencies.

Gladio C, Moldova, and the New Proxy War in Eastern Europe

In the sixty-fifth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers:  Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Sovietskaya Rossiya, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the prospects of the Russian oil industry. In addition, he examines the current situation in Moldova, where Gladio C operations are increasingly pushing for the dangerous change of state borders, and which he thinks is on the way to becoming another Eastern European proxy warzone between NATO and Russia.

Russian Politicians Claim CIA Behind Drone Attacks in Syria

In the sixty-fourth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers:  Kommersant, Moskovskiy Komsomolets, Izvestia, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the recent escalation of fighting in Syria, including the drone attacks against the Russian military bases there, and the European Union’s attempt to use the World Trade Organization (WTO) as an instrument of economic pressure against Russia. Professor Kovacevic also chronicles recent developments in Ukraine, focusing on the exchange of prisoners in the Donbas.

2018: The Bloodiest Year of the 21st Century?

In the sixty-third edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the frontpage articles from four Russian newspapers:  Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Izvestia, Kommersant, and Pravda. He presents a retrospect of the most important Russian news stories in 2017. In addition, Professor Kovacevic discusses an op-ed article by Konstantin Kosachev, an influential member of the Russian Federation Council and one of the top foreign policy specialists in Russia.

A Communist Alternative to Putin?

In the sixty-second edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Moskovskiy Komsomolets, Izvestia, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the most recent developments concerning the post-ISIS situation in Syria and the deepening of the U.S. economic sanctions against Russia, including Russia’s likely expulsion from the SWIFT messaging and payment system.

NATO Digital Anaconda Coils Around Russia

In the sixty-first edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers:  Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Kommersant, and Sovietskaya Rossiya. He discusses the highlights of the Russian president Vladimir Putin’s annual press conference. In addition, he examines recent NATO activities directed against Russia and discusses one of the Russian answers to NATO, the 10-year program of the rapid military re-armament.

Scenario for World War 3: The Scramble for Outer Space

In the sixtieth 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 Russian efforts to stop the U.S. and the EU attempts to privatize the resources of outer space, including asteroids and the Moon. In addition, Professor Kovacevic focuses on the Russian president Vladimir Putin’s unannounced visit to Syria and his speech at the Russian airbase Khmeimim. He also looks at the implications of the U.S.

NATO Nightmare: Putin Poised for 6 More Years in Power

In the fifty-ninth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers:  Izvestia, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, RBK, and Sovetskaya Rossiya. He discusses Vladimir Putin’s announcement of his candidacy for the March 2018 presidential election and examines the current anti-Russian political trends in Europe.

Can BRICS Create CIA/NSA-Free Internet?

In the fifty-eighth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers:  Kommersant, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, RBK, and Izvestia. He discusses Russia’s expansion of geopolitical influence into the African continent and the emerging Cold War-type conflict between the U.S. and Russia over the energy resources of Syria. In addition, Professor Kovacevic discusses the Russian proposal to the BRICS countries to create a separate Internet to protect themselves from the Western intelligence surveillance.

Three Horsemen of Eurasia: Putin, Erdogan, and Rouhani

In the fifty-seventh edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Kommersant, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Vedomosti, and Pravda. He discusses the Russian-Turkish-Iranian negotiations on Syria, the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union that the Eurasian players outplayed NATO and the European Union. He also examines the competition between the Russian and the U.S. weapons manufacturers for the vast market of India.

Russia Goes Caribbean

In the fifty-sixth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Izvestia, Kommersant, Vedomosti, and Ekspress Gazeta. He discusses the increased political and economic cooperation between Russia and the governments of the Caribbean states as a Russian long-term response to the U.S. meddling in Eastern Europe. He also discusses the press conference that the Russian president Vladimir Putin gave at the recent APEC summit in Vietnam and his praise of the U.S. president Donald Trump.

Can There Be Another October Revolution in Russia?

In the fifty-fifth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Parlamentskaya Gazeta, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, RBK, and Komsomolskaya Pravda. He discusses the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution and the approach taken towards it by the Russian president Vladimir Putin. In addition, Professor Kovacevic investigates the most recent Gladio C operations in the Crimea and the impending privatization of an important component of the Russian state-run weapons industry.