Growing Up in the USSR – RAI with A. Buzgalin (1/12)


The Real News Network has a very interesting 12 partseries Growing Up in the USSR – RAI with A. Buzgalin (1/12).

Prof. Alexander Buzgalin joins Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself; born two years after the death of Stalin, he talks about growing up in the Soviet Union.


This series gives me a much netter understanding of Russia and the Soviet Union from the point of view of a Russian scholar. I find this discussion to be very revealing.

I came to this series at a later segment, and found it so interesting, I went back to the beginning. I have listened to the first 3 segments so far, and intend to watch the rest of the series as time permits.

The initial link in this post leads to a collection of links to all 12 parts.


July 23, 2018

At this point, only 9 of the 12 segments have been published, and I have seen them all. I am getting a somewhat different picture of Russia than I had before. Some of what I thought before has been confirmed, but there are more than nuances and subtleties that are different.


July 25, 2018

The 10th segment is now available Why Does the West Hate Putin? – RAI with A. Buzgalin (10/12).


July 27, 2018

The next segment has been published – Many Russians Think Climate Change is Propaganda to Weaken Their Economy – RAI with A. Buzgalin (11/12)

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