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Putin - Master of the Game

Russian President Vladimir Putin is a key figure in world politics. "Without Putin there is no Russia,” says the vice-president of the Russian presidential administration.

Everyone is closely watching Putin's relationship with US President Donald Trump. But what characterizes the Kremlin boss? What are his political objectives and how much military force is he prepared to use?

Vladimir Putin likes to cultivate a macho image - such as a bare-chested man of action. When he took up his third term as President of the Russian Federation in 2012, he was seen as weak in foreign policy and under political pressure in his own country. Again and again there were massive 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. Experts analyze his actions and shed light on Putin's political and military strategy.  

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THU 22.02.2018 – 19:15 UTC
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TUE 06.03.2018 – 03:15 UTC
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