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August 12, 2016:


Putin-Erdogan Meeting Leaves Major Policy Fronts Unresolved
Foreign correspondent John Helmer says Turkey's post-coup relations with Russia have not led to significant changes in the relationship between the two nations

  August 12, 2016

The Turkish Pivot Towards Russia
Political economist Aleksandr Buzgalin says that Turkey's relative independence from NATO is of interest to the Russian elite

  July 29, 2016

Why is the Capitalist West Fighting with Capitalist Russia?
Alexandr Buzgalin and Paul Jay discuss the antagonism between Russia and US despite the former adopting 'Jurassic Park capitalism' since the demise of the USSR

  July 14, 2016

Wealth of the Russian Elite and Growing Poverty of its People (3/3)
Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin of Moscow State University says Russian elites are in many ways pro-American, but likely to see NATO and Washington as enemies - a contradiction that encourages the growth of Russian nationalism

  April 15, 2016

Wealth of the Russian Elite and Growing Poverty of its People (2/3)
Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin of Moscow State University says 50 percent of the Russian population is living on $300 a month or less not only due to oil prices and sanctions, but large internal inefficiencies

  April 14, 2016

Wealth of the Russian Elite and the Growing Poverty of its People (1/3)
Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin of Moscow State University says 1% of Russians own 70% of the nation's wealth, while 20 million are living in official poverty

  April 13, 2016

Obama Versus Putin at the U.N.
TRNN Top Stories of 2015: Paul Jay and Vijay Prashad discuss President Obama and President Putin's UN address on their strategies for fighting the Islamic State.

  September 28, 2015

Behind the Murder of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow (2/2)
Aleksandr Buzgalin, professor of political economy at Moscow State University, says Jurassic Capitalism is behind the economic woes in the Russian economy

  March 15, 2015

The Murder of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow
Who killed Boris Nemtsov? He was neither a leader nor real opposition, according to Aleksandr Buzgalin, professor of political economy at Moscow State University

  March 12, 2015

Market and State Regulation Failure at the Heart of Russian Recession
Sliding oil prices and sanctions are not the only cause of the recession, says Aleksandr Buzgalin, professor of political economy at Moscow State University.

  December 26, 2014

Putin and Russian Nationalism on the Rise
Aleksandr Buzgalin says that Western sanctions are fueling a new sense of nationalism and pride, but it serves the oligarchs who want a more powerful state and armed forces to pursue their "Jurassic Capitalism" economic agenda

  August 14, 2014

Russia Moves Towards More Political Repression
Aleksandr Buzgalin: Western media focuses on Putin's repression of pro-Western opposition but ignores workers and civil society fighting for social, economic and democratic rights

  July 22, 2013

Putin Promotes Russia as Tax Haven - Gives Depardieu Citizenship to Flee French Income Tax
Aleksandr Buzgalin: Putin shows he is a right-wing neo-liberal politician as he promotes Russia as a paradise for the rich

  January 8, 2013

Will the Russian Left Respond to Deepening Economic Crisis?
Aleksandr Buzgalin: The Russian left shows signs of growth in spite of being shut out of mass media

  October 3, 2012

The Paradox of President Putin
Aleksandr Buzgalin: Putin defends the Russian state against Western neo-liberals while pushing the same policies inside Russia

  May 7, 2012

Russia’s “Jurassic Capitalism” Pt.2
Part 2 of Aleksandr Buzgalin's presentation on the Russian economy

  May 7, 2012

Russia’s “Jurassic Capitalism”
Part 1 of Aleksandr Buzgalin's presentation on Russian Economy

  May 6, 2012

Russia's Jurassic Capitalism: A Caricature of the West?
Aleksandr Buzgalin: A strata of bureaucrats and oligarchs rule a caricature of Western capitalism, amassing fabulous wealth

  May 6, 2012

Russia, Putin and RT
Aleksandr Buzgalin: RT is portraying Putin as a democrat who stands up to the US

  March 5, 2012

Unpacking the Russian Elections
Aleksandr Buzgalin: Putin promised social democratic reforms but will more likely continue neoliberal policies

  March 6, 2012

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