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Taking Control 

The inside story of how Vladimir Putin, a consummate political operator with a background in the KGB, become a valued ally of the West. After eight years as President of Russia and four ... See full summary »

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Paul Mitchell

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Episode credited cast:
Rupert Graves ... Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George W. Bush ... Himself - U.S. President (archive footage)
Jacques Chirac Jacques Chirac ... Himself - French President (archive footage)
Maurice Gourdault-Montagne Maurice Gourdault-Montagne ... Himself - Diplomatic Adviser to Chirac
German Gref German Gref ... Himself - Economics Minister
Vladimir Gusinsky Vladimir Gusinsky ... Himself (archive footage)
Stephen Hadley Stephen Hadley ... Himself - Deputy National Security Adviser
Andrei Illarionov Andrei Illarionov ... Himself - Putin's Economic Adviser
Igor Ivanov Igor Ivanov ... Himself - Foreign Minister, Russia
Sergei Ivanov Sergei Ivanov ... Himself - Minister of Defence, Russia
Mikhail Kasyanov Mikhail Kasyanov ... Himself - Prime Minister
Mikhail Khodorkovsky ... Himself - Owner, Yukos Oil (archive footage)
Alexei Kudrin Alexei Kudrin ... Himself - Minister of Finance
Leonid Nevzlin Leonid Nevzlin ... Himself - Co-owner, Yukos Oil
Colin Powell ... Himself - U.S. Secretary of State
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The inside story of how Vladimir Putin, a consummate political operator with a background in the KGB, become a valued ally of the West. After eight years as President of Russia and four more as Prime Minister, Putin is stubbornly holding onto power. He has announced his intention to return as President, and declared his United Russia party the winner in parliamentary elections that have widely been seen as fraudulent, leading to mass protests in Moscow and elsewhere. Featuring contributions from Putin's top colleagues and the Western statesmen who have clashed with him, this insightful documentary asks when his policies began to provoke deep concern in Washington and London. It looks back at how, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Putin quickly aligned Russia with the West, surprising many in the Kremlin. The world had changed - but at home Putin was becoming increasingly authoritarian. Written by Anonymous

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19 December 2011 (Japan) See more »

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