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[BBC Documentary] Putin, Russia and the West

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 2:01 pm
by justice7ca
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

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

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 2:40 pm
by dox
Best one I've seen on the subject - unprecedented access to the players in that story, it's really fantastic.

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

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 3:47 pm
by Crystal
Looking forward to watching this - thanks :)

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

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 10:52 pm
by justice7ca
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.

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

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 11:06 pm
by dox
they've been moaning about that missile shield one way or another for years now..

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

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 11:16 pm
by justice7ca
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.

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

Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 2:13 pm
by justice7ca
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.