Putin's Way

Putin's Way

DVD - 2015
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Frontline investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin's reign in Russia. Tracing his career back over two decades, Putin's Way reveals how the accumulation of wealth and power has led to autocratic rule and the specter of a new Cold War.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, c2015
ISBN: 9781627892704
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: PBS Distribution (Firm)


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Sep 08, 2018

This documentary is part of the Frontline series, created by PBS. An hour long, the documentary is relatively short for Putin, who is a man of such power and influence. That is why the focus is on Putin’s rise in politics, rather than an insight on his complete life. While the documentary provides many details and facts about the world-view on Putin, stories of other Russian politicians, and events that changed Russian politics, I feel that Putin’s Way is very one-sided and biased. This is because even though Putin’s spokesperson states that this is propaganda, the majority of the people spoken with talk about scandals and cases Russian politicians have been involved with during Putin’s tenure. There isn’t much of a mention on some of the good things Putin has done for his country, and the reasons for which many people support him. Therefore, I would give Putin’s Way 3 stars.
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Jan 28, 2016

Every American should watch this documentary to catch up on current events. Beware--this eye-opening account will make you realize the dangers of Putin's power and wealth.

Dec 07, 2015

This is a shocking and chilling documentary about Vladimir Putin originally broadcast by PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) as part of Frontline on January 13, 2015.
The film traces Putin's career back two decades to his political start in St. Petersburg, where allegations of corruption began almost immediately.
The Russian apartment bombings were a series of explosions that hit apartment blocks in the Russian cities of Buynaksk, Moscow and Volgodonsk in September 1999, killing nearly 300 people and spreading a wave of fear across the country.
The bombings were blamed by the Russian government on rebels from the North Caucasus region and together with the Dagestan War, that took place in August 1999, lead to the military invasion of the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.
The militants as well as the secessionist Chechen authorities, however, denied their involvement in the bombing campaign.
According to a theory that was put forward by anti-Kremlin oligarch Boris Berezovsky, Yuriy Felshtinsky, Alexander Litvinenko, American writer David Satter, political scientist Vladimir Pribylovsky, Russian Duma lawmaker Sergei Yushenkov, film maker Andrei Nekrasov, investigator Mikhail Trepashkin, the bombings were a successful coup d'état organized by the FSB to bring Vladimir Putin to power.
Putin seems to be a dangerous person to the world peace.

Jul 06, 2015

It will sound strange to say but I never realized how important this documentary would be until I watched it. Helped to make some sense out of the nonsense that is taking place in the Ukraine today. I wish it had went a bit more in depth as it is only for an hour, but provocative enough to push one towards doing some more research on Mr. Putin.

Jun 04, 2015

Nothing too groundbreaking, but it is a thorough and easy-to-follow account that will bring you up to date on the most recent events. A great documentary to start understanding Putin's character.

Feb 02, 2015



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