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. In addition, Professor Kovacevic analyzes how the Russian press reported on the ongoing case of Maria Butina, a Russian citizen based in the U.S. who has been arrested under the charges of espionage. Moreover, he also discusses the Russian government systemic response to the U.S. economic sanctions under the guidance of the new first deputy prime minister Anton Siluanov. Lastly, Professor Kovacevic examines an alleged spy case that has filled the headlines of the Russian newspapers – the case of Karina Tsurkan, a Moldovan-Russian high-level executive who allegedly passed on secret business information to the Romanian intelligence, a NATO partner service of the CIA. You won’t find much about this case in the U.S. mainstream media. Reporting on stories like this is one of the key goals of the Russian Newspapers Monitor and the Newsbud team in general. Do not miss this exclusive edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor!
Izvestia – July 17, 2018
Nezavisimaya Gazeta – July 18, 2018
Kommersant – July 19, 2018
Komsomolskaya Pravda – July 20, 2018