[BBC Documentary] Putin, Russia and the West

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[BBC Documentary] Putin, Russia and the West

Post by justice7ca » Thu May 03, 2012 2:01 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch_yJYol ... 0D5D5FA510

I highly recommend watching this documentary if you want to catch up on what has happened with Russia over the last ten years, and the rise of Putin. It covers the conflict in Georgia and how democracy threatens the Russian empire.



Some recent developments:

http://rt.com/news/russia-pre-emptive-strikes-abm-488/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17937795
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/wor ... nt=2421125
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Re: [BBC Documentary] Putin, Russia and the West

Post by dox » Thu May 03, 2012 2:40 pm

Best one I've seen on the subject - unprecedented access to the players in that story, it's really fantastic.

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Re: [BBC Documentary] Putin, Russia and the West

Post by Crystal » Thu May 03, 2012 3:47 pm

Looking forward to watching this - thanks :)

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Re: [BBC Documentary] Putin, Russia and the West

Post by justice7ca » Thu May 03, 2012 10:52 pm

What do you guys make of the recent Russian threat over the missile shield in Europe, considering the political turmoil in Russia right now?

These threats were very widely reported today.
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Re: [BBC Documentary] Putin, Russia and the West

Post by dox » Thu May 03, 2012 11:06 pm

they've been moaning about that missile shield one way or another for years now..

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Re: [BBC Documentary] Putin, Russia and the West

Post by justice7ca » Thu May 03, 2012 11:16 pm

dox wrote:they've been moaning about that missile shield one way or another for years now..
Same ol routine, is what I'm thinking as well. Calling their bluff seems dangerous, though. It's kind of like North Korea and their daily threats.
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Re: [BBC Documentary] Putin, Russia and the West

Post by justice7ca » Wed May 30, 2012 2:13 pm

This thing needs a 5th part regarding Russia's involvement with Syria vs the west and all what's going on right now with that. Yet another tinderbox.
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