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Far From Hurting Putin, US 'Oligarch' List Could Help
The Trump administration has admitted a new report about Russian oligarchs is based on a Forbes list. Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus at New York University and Princeton University, says the report could ultimately help Putin force wealthy Russians to bring their overseas money back home. Cohen also discusses Russia's upcoming election

  February 6, 2018

As Russian Election Begins, Will Russiagate End?
Russian politician Alexi Navalny is calling for a boycott of next year's presidential election after being barred from running over corruption charges. We speak to Professor Stephen F. Cohen about Navalny, the Russian election, and how Russians are viewing the never-ending Russiagate controversy in the US

  December 28, 2017

Putin 'Quite Muted' in Response to Russian Olympic Doping Scandal
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been encouraging athletes to follow the steps to demonstrate that they are clean and worthy of competing as "neutrals" in the Winter Olympics, says author and scholar Jules Boykoff

  December 14, 2017

Aleksandr Buzgalin On The Centenary of the Russian Revolution
The spirit of the revolution is still alive and the centenary is being celebrated in Russia by the democratic left, it is convening people from the former soviet republics and the world

  November 13, 2017

After Indictments, Where is Russiagate Headed?
Paul Manafort and former business partner Rick Gates, along with former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, have been the first people indicted in the Trump-Russia probe. Independent journalist Marcy Wheeler, economist James Henry, and TRNN's Aaron Mate discuss.

  October 30, 2017

The Prelude to the Russian Revolution of 1917
The contradiction of feudalism, military capitalism, and imperial ambitions, along with an unambitious bourgeoisie, were the prelude to the Russian Revolution of 2017, explains Prof. Aleksandr Buzgalin of Moscow State University

  October 30, 2017

Russian Progressives Challenge Putin From Below
A grassroots coalition has made gains in Moscow's municipal election, signaling opportunities for Russian progressives at the local level, says Russian-American independent journalist Alyona Minkovski

  September 15, 2017

Debate: Is Putin a Threat to Democracy?
Atlantic Magazine contributing editor Jeffrey Tayler and former White House Clinton counselor Bill Curry debate the proposition that demonizing Putin is justified

  June 29, 2017

US Voters Aren't Buying the Russiagate Fixation
Award-winning author, journalist Max Blumenthal and The Real News' Aaron Mate discuss the ongoing media frenzy over Trump and Russia, as polls showing Americans are tiring of Russiagate and U.S.-Russia tensions remain high

  June 29, 2017

Is Putin the Enemy or a Distraction?
Former Clinton White House Counsellor Bill Curry and TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay discuss and debate the strategy of the Democratic Party to focus on the Trump-Russia connection; Curry says Putin's Russia is a fascist state; Jay says the U.S. has committed far greater crimes

  June 5, 2017

Is Russia the 'Adversary' of the United States?
Moscow based journalist Jeffrey Tayler and Paul Jay challenge the underlying assumption of the furor in Washington, that Russia is the enemy of the American people

  May 19, 2017

Terror Attack in St Petersburg May be Blowback for Russian Military Actions
Russia no longer has a southern buffer-zone, it is exposed to ISIS says Col. Larry Wilkerson

  April 4, 2017

Growing Discontent with Corruption Brings Thousands of Russians to the Streets
The Atlantic's Jeffrey Tayler says the opposition does not offer much of a political program beyond calling for removing Putin from power

  March 28, 2017

Is Trump Dangerous for Russia?
The US and Russian right share a similar ideology, but it's one that sees each other as an excuse for military expansion and harmful internal economic policy, says professor Aleksandr Buzgalin

  March 22, 2017

Russia vs. USA: Who is the Threat, Who is the Aggressor? (1/2)
GOP and Democratic Party leaders and media pundits like Rachel Maddow are raising their anti-Russian rhetoric to cold-war levels. Jeffrey Tayler, contributing editor to The Atlantic, says they are ignoring the history of broken American promises, NATO expansion and attempts to develop American first strike nuclear capability.

  March 21, 2017

How Russian and American Oligarchs Benefit from Mutual Demonization
The US has sent observers to watch Russian elections for decades now, so why not have Russia send observers to the US, asks Professor Aleksandr Buzgalin

  January 8, 2017

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

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