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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

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

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