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Putin, Russia and the West 

Four-part documentary exploring how Russia has been resurrected by Vladimir Putin.
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Rupert Graves ...  Narrator 4 episodes, 2011
Sergei Ivanov Sergei Ivanov ...  Himself - Minister of Defence, Russia / ... 4 episodes, 2011
Sergei Prikhodko Sergei Prikhodko ...  Himself - National Security Adviser, Russia / ... 4 episodes, 2011
Condoleezza Rice ...  Herself - U.S. Secretary of State / ... 4 episodes, 2011
Dan Fried ...  Himself / ... 3 episodes, 2011
Stephen Hadley Stephen Hadley ...  Himself - National Security Adviser, U.S. / ... 3 episodes, 2011
Sergey Lavrov ...  Himself - Foreign Minister, Russia / ... 3 episodes, 2011
Colin Powell ...  Himself - Secretary of State, U.S. / ... 3 episodes, 2011
George Robertson George Robertson ...  Himself - Secretary General, NATO / ... 3 episodes, 2011
Mikheil Saakashvili ...  Himself - President of Georgia / ... 3 episodes, 2011
Anatoly Antonov Anatoly Antonov ...  Himself - Chief Nuclear Negotiator, Russia 2 episodes, 2011
Bill Burns Bill Burns ...  Himself - U.S. Ambassador to Russia / ... 2 episodes, 2011
Robert Gates ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 2011
Igor Ivanov Igor Ivanov ...  Himself - Foreign Minister, Russia 2 episodes, 2011
Alexei Kudrin Alexei Kudrin ...  Himself - Minister of Finance / ... 2 episodes, 2011
Dmitry Medvedev ...  Himself - President of Russia / ... 3 episodes, 2011
Lyudmila Alexeyeva Lyudmila Alexeyeva ...  Herself - Moscow Helsinki Group 1 episode, 2011
Tony Brenton Tony Brenton ...  Himself - UK Ambassador to Russia 1 episode, 2011
Gordon Brown ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2011
Nino Burjanadze Nino Burjanadze ...  Herself - Speaker of Georgian Parliament 1 episode, 2011
George W. Bush ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2011
Arkady Dvorkovich Arkady Dvorkovich ...  Himself - Medvedev Adviser 1 episode, 2011
Eric Edelman Eric Edelman ...  Himself - Under-Secretary of Defense, U.S. 1 episode, 2011
Rose Gottemoeller Rose Gottemoeller ...  Herself - Chief U.S. Negotiator 1 episode, 2011
Maurice Gourdault-Montagne Maurice Gourdault-Montagne ...  Himself - Diplomatic Adviser to Chirac 1 episode, 2011
German Gref German Gref ...  Himself - Economics Minister 1 episode, 2011
Andrei Illarionov Andrei Illarionov ...  Himself - Putin's Economic Adviser 1 episode, 2011
James Jones James Jones ...  Himself - National Security Adviser, U.S. 1 episode, 2011
Grigory Karasin Grigory Karasin ...  Himself - Deputy Foreign Minister, Russia 1 episode, 2011
Mikhail Kasyanov Mikhail Kasyanov ...  Himself - Prime Minister 1 episode, 2011
Leonid Kuchma Leonid Kuchma ...  Himself - President of Ukraine 1 episode, 2011
Marat Kulakhmetov Marat Kulakhmetov ...  Himself - Commander, Peacekeepers, South Ossetia 1 episode, 2011
Mamuka Kurashvili Mamuka Kurashvili ...  Himself - Georgian Peacekeeper 1 episode, 2011
Aleksander Kwasniewski ...  Himself - President of Poland 1 episode, 2011
Jean-David Levitte Jean-David Levitte ...  Himself - Diplomatic Adviser, France 1 episode, 2011
Sergei Markov Sergei Markov ...  Himself - Kremlin Adviser 1 episode, 2011
Michael McFaul ...  Himself - Obama's Russian Adviser 1 episode, 2011
David Miliband ...  Himself - Foreign Secretary, UK 1 episode, 2011
Dmitry Muratov Dmitry Muratov ...  Himself - Editor, Novaya Gazeta 1 episode, 2011
Leonid Nevzlin Leonid Nevzlin ...  Himself - Co-owner, Yukos Oil 1 episode, 2011
Gleb Pavlovsky Gleb Pavlovsky ...  Himself - Kremlin Adviser 1 episode, 2011
Jonathan Powell Jonathan Powell ...  Himself - Chief of Staff, UK Prime Minister 1 episode, 2011
Vladimir Putin ...  Himself - Russian President 4 episodes, 2011
Sergei Ryabkov Sergei Ryabkov ...  Himself - Deputy Foreign Minister, Russia 1 episode, 2011
Oleh Rybachuk Oleh Rybachuk ...  Himself - Opposition Campaign Manager, Ukraine 1 episode, 2011
Nicolas Sarkozy ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2011
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Four-part documentary exploring how Russia has been resurrected by Vladimir Putin.

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11 December 2011 (Germany) See more »

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Putin und der Westen See more »

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Extraordinarily revealing and authoritative
9 February 2012 | by originalpligetSee all my reviews

I am amazed at the number of 1 votes for this excellent program. Maybe not enough "hotties" in it? Or people who thought it might be another reality program?

This program is not entertainment but extremely informative (and nevertheless entertaining) for those of us who care about the world we live in and what is going on in it that might affect us. I might well have skipped it myself in favour of Borgen or some such light entertainment but I am glad I didn't. The number of highly placed officials who give their views is extraordinary; apart from the presidents themselves it seems everyone close to them was interviewed and gave their thoughts on each other's actions and plans. No doubt their comments were given in a self-justificatory spirit as some slight inconsistencies showed but it was still remarkably candid. I learned a lot I feel, about that rather enigmatic neighbour of Europe's, Russia, and was left feeling more sympathetic towards all the countries and their politicians mentioned.

I have seen this described as Western propaganda but I have to say I found myself sympathising more and more with the Russians who find themselves trying to convert an almost 19th century feudal system into a 21st century capitalist democracy.


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