Putin, Russia and the West

BBC’s 4-part series on “How the great Soviet superpower, crushed and humiliated, has been resurrected in the form of Vladimir Putin’s new Russia.” Series Producer Norma Percy, director Paul Mitchell. A breathtaking documentary, both thumbs up.

The Guardian calls the series “compulsive viewing for all those who want to know what went on inside Russia for the last decade.” This documentary portrays Putin very well without much talking to the former KGB resident. Will he succeed in becoming the first president of Russia for the third term, or will the democratic process finally liberate the great country from Kremlin’s old rule.

“Taking Control”
Part one of four.
2001: Putin gives a prophetic warning about Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Taliban.
FIRST BROADCAST: 19 Jan 2012

“Democracy Threatens”

Part two of four.
Leonid Kuchma talks about the election of his successor in 2004 and Putin’s involvement.
FIRST BROADCAST on BBC: 26 Jan 2012

“War”

Part three of four.
Political figures discuss the conflict between Russia and Georgia in August 2008.
FIRST BROADCAST: 02 Feb 2012

“New Start”

Part four of four.
The inside story of Barack Obama’s relationship with the Kremlin.
FIRST BROADCAST: 09 Feb 2012