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. Lastly, he discusses secret anti-Russia machinations within the World Anti-Doping Agency and the International Olympic Committee as revealed by the emails hacked by the ‘Fancy Bears’ group. Do not miss this exclusive edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor!

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