Putin, Russia and the West is a Documentary programme that first aired in 2012.

Putin, Russia and the West is a 3 star programme

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Putin, Russia and the West (2012)

Vladimir Putin, after eight years as president of Russia and four more as prime minister, is stubbornly holding on to power. He has announced his intention to return as president and declared his party the winner in parliamentary elections that are widely seen as fraudulent. He began his career as a KGB spy but when he became president he made himself a valued ally of the West. How did he do it? And what made Washington and London turn against him? In this four-part series Putin's top colleagues - and the Western statesmen who eventually clashed with him - tell the inside story of one of the world's most powerful men.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2012

3/5 Stars

When is Putin, Russia and the West next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 Tomorrow, 9:00pm and on BBC 4 April 27th, 1:50am. See more...