Putin: The New Empire
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Unravelling the riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, that is Russia. Since Russia was brought to its knees in the 1990s by crippling debt and the grip of the oligarchs following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Putin has made it his mission to return superpower status to Russia. Taking on the might of America and Europe he has succeeded in cementing a sphere of influence in the former Soviet Union, and extending his reach into the Middle East and Asia. While not partisan to Putin's wrongs, this insightful doc examines the logic and motivations of Putin’s vilified regime, and why he is so loved in his homeland.
Starring Vladimir Putin, Véronika Dorman, Hubert Védrine
Director Jean-Michel Carré