He discuss the implications of the Russian president Vladimir Putin's statements at the One Belt, One Road Forum in Beijing. Professor Kovacevic also analyzes the reactions of Ukrainian leaders to Putin's decree simplifying the Russian citizenship procedures for the residents of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. In addition, he examines the current state of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project. Lastly, Professor Kovacevic assesses the speech by Sergey Naryshkin, the director of the Russian foreign intelligence service, the SVR, delivered at the Moscow Security Conference. Do not miss this exclusive edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor!