China Pushed Out of the Historic Russia Oil Deal

n 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 Dmitry Medvedev for the post of the Russian prime minister yet again. In addition, he chronicles the process of a Chinese company being pushed out of the Russian oil company Rosneft shareholding deal and the gleeful attitude of the pro-Western Russian press. Lastly, Professor Kovacevic sheds light on Russia’s policy toward Asia by discussing an exclusive interview by Igor Morgulov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister. Do not miss this exclusive edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor!