Friday, January 16, 2015

An Unvarnished Look at Vladimir Putin

A new PBS Front Line documentary takes a hard look at one of the most controversial figures in the world today. It's not pretty, but I suspect it's not unfair either. While there is much to admire about Russian history and culture, the current government is not on that list.

Watch it here.

1 comment:

The Anti-Gnostic said...

I'm not falling out of my chair over that documentary. Putin is authoritarian and undoubtedly lining his pockets. Democratic heads of state are totalitarian, and just defer the bribery until after they leave office. The Yeltsin era was much, much worse, as the government conducted a fire sale of assets to CP insiders, under the tutelage of American economists. The country nearly became a failed state back then. Under Putin, it is a functioning state.