Putin, Russia And The West

April 2014

S1 Ep4 - New Start

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New Start - An exploration of Russia's fraught relationship with the West during the past decade. The final episode tells the inside story of two relationships: Barack Obama's campaign to win over Russia's new President Dmitry Medvedev, and Medvedev's own complex dealings with Vladimir Putin. Top officials on both sides take viewers deep inside the negotiations between Obama and Medvedev to cut their countries' nuclear arsenals in half. (From the UK, in English and Russian) (Documentary Series)...

S1 Ep3 - War

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War - An exploration of Russia's fraught relationship with the West during the past decade. This episode examines how the tensions between Russia and Georgia escalated into an armed conflict. It also shows how Putin reacted to US plans to station an anti-ballistic missile system in Russia's neighbours. (From the UK, in English, Russian, French and Georgian) (Documentary Series) (Part 3 of 4) (Rpt) PG CC

S1 Ep2 - Democracy Threatens

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Democracy Threatens - An exploration of Russia's fraught relationship with the West during the past decade. This episode includes an extraordinary interview with the retiring Ukrainian president admitting to being Putin's ally in swinging the country’s 2004 election to Russia's advantage. It also shows a newly discovered interview with the former Russian security officer Alexander Litvinenko, a fierce critic of Russia's government, who in died in a London hospital in 2006 after apparently being...

S1 Ep1 - Taking Control

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Taking Control - An exploration of Russia's fraught relationship with the West during the past decade. Before Vladimir Putin was re-elected as President of Russia this year, he spent four years as Prime Minister and eight years as President. As President, Putin made himself a valued ally of the West. How did he do it? And what made Washington and London turn against him? For the first time Putin's top colleagues - and the Western statesmen who eventually clashed with him - tell the inside story...
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