Vladimir Posner: Putin Has Given Us Back Our Sense of Pride — You Cannot Ignore Us Anymore
"For the average Russian, who is a very proud person with a sense of history and a belief that his country is a great country, Putin has given him back his sense of pride - you cannot ignore us any more, the way you did when Yeltsin was in power and Russia was on its knees," said Russian journalist Vladimir Posner at a recent Munk Debates.
Vladimir Posner is a veteran journalist and bestselling author. He is the host of the top-rated weekly current affairs program on Channel One, Russia’s largest television network. Named the “Voice of Moscow” by CNN, Posner is a regular commentator on Russia and the history of the Cold War, in Western media. He is the author of a number bestselling books, including Parting with Illusions and Eyewitness: A Personal Account of the Unraveling of the Soviet Union.
As a correspondent for Radio Moscow, Posner became a sought-after commentator on Russian politics and East-West relations. During the 1980s, Posner co-hosted a series of experimental international telecasts with Phil Donahue. Called A Citizen's Summit, these televised discussions between Soviet and US viewers helped promote the concept of glasnost to a mass Soviet audience.
Posner has won multiple awards, including three Emmys, nine TEFI awards and several international honours. He was also a correspondent for the NBC Olympics during the 2014 Sochi Games, and he has been a frequent guest on Western media analyzing the conflict in the Ukraine and partition of Crimea.
Please note that he is known as a pro-Western Russian liberal and a harsh critic of Putin.
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