Who is Vladimir Putin? | DW Documentary

Who is Vladimir Putin? | DW Documentary

Russian President Vladimir Putin is a key figure in world politics. This documentary looks at Putin’s actions including his political and military strategies.

When he took up his third term as President of the Russian Federation in 2012, he was seen as weak in foreign policy and was under political pressure in his own country. Again and again there were large protests by the opposition. Nevertheless, the former KGB agent had managed to make Russia a relatively stable country after the turmoil of the Yeltsin years, and he has become adept at power play. His goal is to restore Russia’s former greatness on the world stage. This documentary shows how he used the Ukrainian crisis, the Syrian war and possibly also cyber manipulation during the US elections. Interviews with former ministers, advisers and diplomats offer a multi-faceted portrait of this enigmatic politician.

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