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 increasingly buying gold bars. He also examines the latest case of alleged NATO espionage in Russia and the leaking of top Russian military secrets to the West. In addition, he focuses on the emerging details of the discussions at the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, especially as they relate to Ukraine. Lastly, Professor Kovacevic discusses the current state of Russian-Georgian relations in light of NATO’s continued push to include Georgia in its anti-Russian Gladio C operations. Do not miss this exclusive edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor!
Rossiyskaya Gazeta – July 24, 2018
Kommersant – July 23, 2018
Izvestia – July 25, 2018
Nezavisimaya Gazeta – July 23, 2018