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Excellent New Must-See Putin Documentary. Two Thumbs Way Up!!

We found this completely fascinating.  It is done by Russia state TV so it gives a positive take on Putin, but it is devastatingly convincing.

We really can't recommend this documentary enough.  It is made by Russian state TV, and so presents a favorable view of Putin, - and is profoundly successful in rebutting the frankly preposterous mudslinging that has become so commonplace in Western media.
In the US, PBS recently ran a documentary depicting Putin as beyond evil - a thieving, murdering, democracy-smashing jerk who then invaded Ukraine.  German state TV ran one with an almost identical story line just a few weeks ago.
We keep telling  people - those western versions of Putin are simply not true, and amount to the crudest form of character assassination.  So now here is the antidote.  We would advise everyone to watch both versions and draw their own conclusions.  Once you dig into the facts, it becomes pretty obvious who is BSing, and who isn't.
We think, and we keep telling everyone this, that Putin has done a remarkably good job running his country, and seems to be a very admirable man.  It's hard to disagree with this after watching this movie.

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The folks of Vox Populi Evo have pulled through again, providing an English translation and subtitles for Rossiya-1's latest documentary, PRESIDENT, hosted by Russian TV presenter Vladimir Solovyov and which first aired in Russia on April 26. VPE had previously made Crimea: The Way Back Home available for English viewers, and we recommend that readers check that one out too.

<figcaption>A remarkable story</figcaption>
A remarkable story

The film contains never-seen-before footage from some of the biggest highlights of Putin's career, and of Russia's history for the last decade and a half: the war in Chechnya, the battle with the oligarchs, the Kursk submarine tragedy, Beslan, the 2008 crisis. Among the revelations Putin makes in his interview sections is the admission of direct involvement of Western intelligence agencies in supporting Islamic terrorism in Chechnya. While it's no surprise to the alternative media, it's the first time Putin has officially confirmed such involvement. Nothing has changed since the CIA created the mujaheddin to battle the Soviets in Afghanistan. 


Episode 1 - War in Chechnya. Way from Prime Minister to Acting President 

Episode 2 - Elections. President of a country in decay. Tragedy of Kursk submarine

Episode 3 - Relations between Russia and US. Restoring Russian Economy - Beginning

Episode 4 - Developing partnership with EU. Terrorist acts in Russia. Russia stands United

Episode 5 - Formation of Personality

Episode 6 - Putin on the post of Prime Minister during 2008 crisis

Episode 7 - Relations with opposition. Bolotnaya protests. Standoff between US and Russia

Episode 8 - Revival of Russian Army. Putin serves his Country. Peoples faith in the President and Country


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