The main topic of last week was the normalization of Russia-Turkey relations. Despite disagreements between two parties whether Erdogan’s letter was an apology or just condolences for the downing of a Russian warplane in November, the fact is that Moscow is satisfied with Ankara’s step. Observers share general consensus that it is a diplomatic victory for the Kremlin as Russia has already flexed its muscles on the world stage by its readiness to take strong measures in response to aggressive actions, and now the normalization of relations will be mutually beneficial in economic and security terms. Russia-NATO relations have been in the spotlight. Two incidents have recently taken place in the Eastern Mediterranean when Russian and American naval ships had a close encounter on the high seas. In addition, Brexit itself and its consequences continued to be at the centre of debates in the West. The media call Russian President Vladimir Putin the main winner, as Brexit fuels his hope of new divisions inside the EU and a weaker Europe as a result.