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Articles by Aleksandr Buzgalin

UNSTABLE EQUILIBRIUM

By Aleksandr Buzgalin Is Russia's economy expanding or contracting? The indicators point both ways. Today's apparent equilibrium is unstable, and the government, out of caution or fear, hesitates to act.

THE FORGOTTEN SPEECH

By Aleksandr Buzgalin At the time of writing, almost a month has passed since Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual address to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

THE MYTH OF EDUCATIONAL REFORM

By Aleksandr Buzgalin Throughout last year the pages of Russia's newspapers and magazines were filled with innumerable articles on the subject of educational reform, and a great deal of attention

THE KING IS DEAD. LONG LIVE THE KING?

By Aleksandr Buzgalin There was a special present for the people of Russia on December 31, 1999: President Boris Yeltsin finally announced his resignation, which analysts had been forecasting for

RIGHT CAUSE: YOU ARE NOT RIGHT, GENTLEMEN!

By Aleksandr Buzgalin Russian politics regularly takes some unbelievable turns. One might have thought that the three failed attempts by Yegor Gaidar to form a party of power to proclaim

RUSSIA: CAPITALISM’S “JURASSIC PARK”

By Aleksandr Buzgalin Today, it has become almost a cliche to say that the Russian economy, and Russian society in general, are the place where the largest financial-industrial groups collide.

LEBED: JUST ONE BULLET OUT OF A BIG CLIP

By Aleksandr Buzgalin and Andrei Kolganov One cannot say of General Aleksandr Lebed that "if he hadn't existed, one would have had to invent him." There are more than enough

YABLOKO: IS THE “APPLE” TOO GREEN?

By Aleksandr Buzgalin and Andrei Kolganov The bloc with the beautiful name of Yabloko [which means "apple" in Russian] (the source of the name is the first letters of the