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Putin, Russia and the West

Democracy Threatens (Season 1, Episode 2)
TV Episode | 59 min | Documentary

Internal politics in other former Soviet republics often were significantly influenced by intervention from Putin's Russia. In Georgia, legally elected president Shevarnadze was confronted to Shakashvili's parliamentary opposition, which ...See moreInternal politics in other former Soviet republics often were significantly influenced by intervention from Putin's Russia. In Georgia, legally elected president Shevarnadze was confronted to Shakashvili's parliamentary opposition, which ousted him with Russian support, only to side later with minority opposition inside Russia and joining NATO, like the Baltic republics. Large neighbor Ukrain with millions of ethnic Russians was the object of a major, bitter row with the west, Putin playing dirty and falsely blaming the British 'manipulators', a game which turned worst concerning Russia's own state-manipulated elections. Written by KGF Vissers See less
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Haim Frank Ilfman (as Frank Ilfman)
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Updated Dec 20, 2011

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Dec 20, 2011 (Japan)

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Rupert Graves
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Lyudmila Alexeyeva
Herself - Moscow Helsinki Group Herself - Moscow Helsinki Group   See fewer
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Tony Blair
Himself - UK Prime Minister (archive footage) Himself - UK Prime Minister (archive footage)   See fewer
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Tony Brenton
Himself - UK Ambassador to Russia Himself - UK Ambassador to Russia   See fewer
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Nino Burjanadze
Herself - Speaker of Georgian Parliament Herself - Speaker of Georgian Parliament   See fewer
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George W. Bush
Himself - U.S. President (archive footage) Himself - U.S. President (archive footage)   See fewer
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Dan Fried
Himself - National Security Council, U.S. Himself - National Security Council, U.S.   See fewer
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Stephen Hadley
Himself - National Security Adviser, U.S. Himself - National Security Adviser, U.S.   See fewer
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Igor Ivanov
Himself - Foreign Minister, Russia Himself - Foreign Minister, Russia   See fewer
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Sergei Ivanov
Himself - Minister of Defence, Russia Himself - Minister of Defence, Russia   See fewer
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Leonid Kuchma
Himself - President of Ukraine Himself - President of Ukraine   See fewer
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Aleksander Kwasniewski
Himself - President of Poland Himself - President of Poland   See fewer
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Sergey Lavrov
Himself - Foreign Minister, Russia Himself - Foreign Minister, Russia   See fewer
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Alexander Litvinenko
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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Sergei Markov
Himself - Kremlin Adviser Himself - Kremlin Adviser   See fewer
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Dmitry Medvedev
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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David Miliband
Himself - Foreign Secretary, UK Himself - Foreign Secretary, UK   See fewer
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Gleb Pavlovsky
Himself - Kremlin Adviser Himself - Kremlin Adviser   See fewer
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Colin Powell
Himself - Secretary of State, U.S. Himself - Secretary of State, U.S.   See fewer
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Jonathan Powell
Himself - Chief of Staff, UK Prime Minister Himself - Chief of Staff, UK Prime Minister   See fewer
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Sergei Prikhodko
Himself - National Security Adviser, Russia Himself - National Security Adviser, Russia   See fewer
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Vladimir Putin
Himself - President of Russia (archive footage) Himself - President of Russia (archive footage)   See fewer
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Condoleezza Rice
Herself - National Security Adviser, U.S. Herself - National Security Adviser, U.S.   See fewer
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George Robertson
Himself - Secretary General, NATO (as Lord Robertson) Himself - Secretary General, NATO (as Lord Robertson)   See fewer
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Oleh Rybachuk
Himself - Opposition Campaign Manager, Ukraine Himself - Opposition Campaign Manager, Ukraine   See fewer
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Mikheil Saakashvili
Himself - President of Georgia (as Mikhail Saakashvili) Himself - President of Georgia (as Mikhail Saakashvili)   See fewer
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Eduard Shevardnadze
Himself - President of Georgia Himself - President of Georgia   See fewer
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Yulia Tymoshenko
Herself - Prime Minister, Ukraine (archive footage) (as Yuliya Timoshenko) Herself - Prime Minister, Ukraine (archive footage) (as Yuliya Timoshenko)   See fewer
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Vaira Vike-Freiberga
Herself - President of Latvia (archive footage) Herself - President of Latvia (archive footage)   See fewer
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Victor Yanukovich
Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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Viktor Yushchenko
Himself - President of Ukraine Himself - President of Ukraine   See fewer
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Zurab Zhvania
Himself - Opposition Leader, Georgia (archive footage) Himself - Opposition Leader, Georgia (archive footage)   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 16 votes