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.
This article originally appeared at Sott.net
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.
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